Wapley Hill

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Looking south to Wapley Hill.

Wapley Hill is an Iron Age hill fort in Herefordshire, England, 3 km south-east of Presteigne.


Wapley Hill stands in mixed woodland on a west-facing escarpment to the south of the B4362 road from Presteigne to Mortimer's Cross.

The Herefordshire Trail way-marked long distance footpath passes through the site.


The defences stand at a height of 5.6 m and occupy 6 hectares. The entrance is situated on the southern side and comprises a 90 m passage.

A 'ritual shaft' dating from the late Bronze Age is sunk to a depth of 33 m.

Further reading[edit]

  • Children, G; Nash, G (1994) Prehistoric Sites of Herefordshire Logaston Press ISBN 1-873827-09-1

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Coordinates: 52°15′25″N 2°57′36″W / 52.257°N 2.960°W / 52.257; -2.960