Blackbury Camp

Families exploring Blackbury Camp.
The surrounding woodland of Blackbury Camp.

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


Southleigh, Colyton, Devon, EX24 6JE

Before You Go

This hillfort in Devon was built during the 4th century BC. It was used by an Iron Age tribal people, probably for several hundred years. Blackbury Camp had impressive ramparts, and the single entrance was protected by a large triangular earthwork or ‘barbican’. Now surrounded by woodland, the hillfort is a popular spot for picnics.

Read more about the history of Blackbury Camp.

Before You Go

Access: The hillfort is within a wooded area, parts of which are uneven and can become muddy.

Parking: There is a small free car park at the site.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.

Please be aware: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

Plan a Great Day Out

Visit during late spring to see the fantastic carpet of bluebells and bring a picnic to make the most of this picturesque spot - also a great base for local walks.

Why not extend your day out with a visit to Abbotsbury, less than 25 miles from the camp. Both the abbey remains and St Catherine's Chapel offer stunning views.


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