Bloodgate hill fort

One of Norfolk’s rare ‘hillforts’, this enigmatic site dates to the Iron Age with some evidence of activity going back as far as the Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age. The 4 metre high bank of the outer ring once dominated the landscape, and it was encircled by a ditch of a similar depth.

Standing in the enclosure today, the views eastward across the Burn Valley, and north to the sea, give us some indication as to why our Iron Age ancestors chose this spot to build their fort.

Bloodgate Iron Age hill fort
Bloodgate Hill
South Creake
Fakenham
NR21 9LZ

Advice on dogs

Please keep dogs on leads from beginning of March until the end of June to protect ground-nesting birds; and at all times when sheep are on the field; and please clear up after your dog – thanks.

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Access and facilities

Bloodgate Hill lies c. 1km to the south-east of South Creake church, at TF 5848 3353 (Ordnance Survey Explorer map 251). You can find it on the western side of the road to Syderstone, next to the junction with another minor road leading to South Creake village.

The site is open to the public during daylight hours, and there is a small visitors’ car park. No over-night camping is allowed.

There are no toilets or other facilities on site but a pub and other refreshment places may be found in South Creake village.

A ‘wheelchair friendly’ gateway and path are provided to help disabled visitors.