An evening stroll from the Dog Pub, Old Sodbury to the Hill Fort above the village along part of the Cotswold Way. The route passes through the 'fortifications' before dropping down to return to Old Sodbury across fields.
This is a circular walk
The name of the Old Sodbury village is recorded in Anglo-Saxon as “Soppap’s Fort” and in Doomsday book as Sopeberie, the name may refer to the hill fort just to the north-east of the village. The fort, perched on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment, is enclosed on three sides by two parallel earthworks, and is open to the west, commanding an impressive view of the Frome Valley, Severn Vale and the Welsh mountains. The earth walls enclose an area of 11 acres.
Below the fort is a group of ancient pillow mounds which are supposed to have been created by people who hoped rabbits would develop warrens there – providing a source of meat.