Ham Hill Country Park


Ham Hill is a stunning wildlife haven centred around an Iron Age hillfort, offering fantastic opportunities for scenic dog walks, walking, running, playing and wildlife watching with far reaching views across Somerset. Superb accessible walking route with great views. 

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Secret Stories mobile app trail 

Download and follow 'Ham Hill's Pits of Peril and Rampaging Romans' trail through the Secret Stories app, which takes you on an adventure learning about some of Ham Hill’s fascinating history. From prehistoric to modern day wildlife and everything in between! There are quizzes and activities along the way to keep everyone entertained. The trail starts at the Rangers Centre TA14 6RW, and is roughly 1.5 hours long. Suitable for kids 4-10 years old, but is also fun for the whole family! Download on the links below.

Secret Stories Apple Download     

Secret Stories Android Download

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Donate to make difference: 

If you have enjoyed a visit to Ham Hill and would like to contribute to help look after the special wildlife and heritage, please use the donate button to give a donation of your choosing. Your contribution will go towards projects such as tree planting, improving the grasslands for plants and pollinators, providing dormouse boxes and heritage preservation works on this historic hill fort.

Thank you, your contributions really do make a difference.

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Ham Hill National Lottery Heritage Fund project

Visit our new 'Projects' section below to find out more about the National Lottery Heritage Funded project at Ham Hill; 'Uncovering Ham Hill's past for its future'.

Keep up to date with all of the latest news as the project progresses and have your say by sending us your comments and filling in the visitor survey.


  • Parking On-Site Parking On-Site
  • Cafe/ Restaurant Cafe/ Restaurant
  • Family friendly Family friendly
  • Dogs Welcome Dogs Welcome
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Free Entry Free Entry
  • Open All Year Open All Year
  • Picnic Area Picnic Area
  • Partial Disabled Access Partial Disabled Access
  • Play Park Play Park

Contact Details

Ham Hill Country Park, Ham Hill Rangers Office, Ham Hill Road , Stoke sub Hamdon, Somerset, United Kingdom, TA14 6RW

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Upcoming Ham Hill Country Park Events

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All you need to know to enjoy your visit

Visitor Information

Leaflets, Maps & Information

Free Downloads

Ham Hill Country Park Leaflet

A handy overview and information about Ham Hill.

Ham Hill Easy Access Trail

Accessibility Trail for Ham Hill Country Park

Ham Hill Geology Trail

Discover the fascinating geology that Ham Hill has to offer in this Geological SSSI and Local Geology Site

Ham Hill Roman Treasure Trail

A family trail exploring Ham Hill


Take a look at our Projects



"Uncovering Ham Hill's past for its future"  

Project Update

Traffic Regulation Order

The Countryside Team at Ham Hill have  submitted a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) application to Somerset Highways to reduce the speed limit on Ham Hill Road from the national speed limit (60mph) down to 40mph.  The formal public consultation objection period will start on 2nd March until 23rd March. The link below will take you to the application.


Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) Somerset


We are hiring!

We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Countryside Ranger to join the team at Ham Hill on a 3 year fixed term contract to work on an exciting National Lottery Heritage Fund project. Apply now and become a valued member of the Countryside team, helping South Somerset to be a place where businesses flourish, communities are safe, vibrant and healthy and residents enjoy good housing and cultural, leisure and sporting activities.


For more information check out the news section on the website or visit South Somerset District Council's website by clicking the link below


Assistant Ranger - apply online









Check out to see if you can help


Practical conservation volunteers

There is one volunteering day at Ham Hill which is on a Wednesday. Tasks include scrub clearance, path maintenance, hedge-laying, drystone walling, coppicing, removal of invasive species and fencing.  You do not need to have any experience to join in, just a willingness to get involved and a passion for nature.

Volunteer tasks are physical in nature and you will need a fair level of fitness.

If you would like to join the volunteers please contact ranger Paul McNeill at countryside@southsomerset.gov.uk or on 07973 887 129 to check if there are places available.



Find out more about group visits


Our Community Heritage Officer, Edd Chilcott, can offer a variety of activities or events for your group. If you are interested in any of the activities below, please contact Edd by email. 

Contact Edd Chilcott

Community Groups

We can offer bespoke guided walks or activities led by our rangers at Ham Hill for your community group (scouts, guides, brownies, U3A etc.) 


We can deliver curriculum focused sessions based at Ham Hill or in your school grounds, depending on your preference.

Birthday Parties

We can offer a bespoke birthday party for your children and their friends at Ham Hill.  You can choose a theme for your party such as wildlife, horrible history or bushcraft.

External group events

If you are an external organisation that wishes to host your event at Ham Hill please contact us.

There may be a charge to host your event, but all charitable events are free. We will need to see a copy of your risk assessment, public liability insurance and an application form must be completed below: 

Event Form

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Latest News


New job vacancy at Ham Hill

The Countryside Team at South Somerset District Council are seeking a new Assistant Ranger to work on an exciting National Lottery Heritage ...
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Ham Hill speed limit consultation

SSDC have applied to reduce the speed limit across Ham Hill
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Ham Hill's Stories to come to life with support from the Wolfson Foundation

The Countryside Team at South Somerset District Council is delighted to announce that grant support from the Wolfson Foundation will help br...
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