Back to the Iron Age: Burrough Hill, Leicestershire


Burrough Hill is an Iron Age hill fort a few miles south of Melton Mowbray that commands impressive views across the countryside. I was there in the drizzle today.

I found it to be the haunt of ambitious sheep. I swear one came to check if by any chance I had left the gate open when I finally made my way down. I did not meet the pig.

The hill fort forms the centrepiece of Burrough Hill Country Park. It is the subject of a major student training and research excavation project run by the Department Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester (when they are not too busy finding Plantagenet kings).







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