Cholesbury Camp

Cholesbury Camp

Sitting amongst the dry valleys which are a legacy of a distant geological past at the top of the River Chess catchment, is the Iron Age hillfort of Cholesbury Camp.

It’s noticeable that the site is not on a major hill – this is one of the Chilterns plateau hillforts, with its location selected probably for its position at the top of the Chess Valley rather than for its overall relative elevation.

The hillfort  has been removed from Historic England’s Heritage at Risk register after successful restoration and maintenance work by our Beacons of the Past project and partners.   

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