Burrington Ham is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is part of the largest area of common land in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty.
The area is rich in history and at the peak is Burrington Camp, is an Iron Age hill fort. It’s a lovely open grassland with dramatic rocky outcrops for a dog walk, with 360-degree views of Blagdon Lake, Black Down and the Bristol Channel.
There are two free car parks – one at the base of the hill, just after the cattle grid and next to the public toilets, the second one is just up the hill. We walked from the car park further up the hill, which was an easy short walk to the common. Cows graze opening in the common, so please avoid them if they are in the footpaths. The common is open to cyclists and horse riders, but as Burrington Ham is so open, you should be able to see them in time if an issue.
You could easily spend an hour here, walking a circular route around the common, or make a days adventure, exploring the neighbouring areas Black Down, Rowberrow Warren & Dolebury Warren.
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