Ambresbury Banks Iron-age Hill Fort, Epping Forest Location map
 
  View of Ambresbury Banks Iron Age Hill Fort, Epping Forest, Essex, England   Ambresbury Banks Iron Age Hill Fort.

This view is from in the ditch with the bank on the left.

This hill fort is about 2 miles further north from Loughton Hill Camp. The B1393 road runs very close to this hill fort and there is a layby very near the fort. However, let me warn you, when we used this layby it was rather rough. A slow entry and exit is probably a good idea. If you are travelling by car then this fort is the easiest to find and visit.

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  View of Ambresbury Banks Iron Age Hill Fort, Epping Forest, Essex, England   Ambresbury Banks Iron Age Hill Fort.

It is just over one and a half miles from the centre of Epping to the North-East or just under a mile from the Wake Arms roundabout to the South-West.

This shows the ditch with the bank on the left.

 

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  View of Ambresbury Banks Iron Age Hill Fort, Epping Forest, Essex, England   Ambresbury Banks Iron Age Hill Fort.

This view is from the top of the bank looking out over the ditch which, I think, is fairly obvious and you may notice that the bank is higher than the ground on the right.

This site is reputedly the place where Queen Boudica (Bodicea) made her last stand against the Roman army in 61AD although I cannot vouch for the validity of that.

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