Dunraven Hillfort

Dunraven Hillfort

The remains of this promontory Iron Age fort can still be seen despite coastal erosion and the ramparts are visible. The site is located close to Southerndown at the headland of Trwyn y Witch along the coast northwest from St Donat's on the southern end of Dunraven Bay close to Ogmore.

Our Visit

It was a late cold Autumn afternoon when we visited this site. We parked in the car park at the northwest end of Dunraven Bay. There is another parking area further down closer to the waters edge, but it can often be full during the summer months. We walked down along the path and down to the Heritage Centre next to this attractive beach. Stopping for a welcome tea at the kiosk we then made our way to the fort on the southern end of the bay. The remains date back to about 500BC and the ramparts remain clearly visible. It was one of a number of such forts along this area of coastline. A visit to the site is recommended.

Dunraven Hillfort
Dunraven Hillfort
Dunraven Hillfort
Dunraven Hillfort
Dunraven Hillfort
Dunraven Hillfort
Dunraven Hillfort
Dunraven Hillfort

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