|Liddington Hill from
|Estimated net time||Less than an hour.|
|Drinking water||No stable access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (July 2014).|
|Parking||Room for a couple of cars around trail head.|
|Start height||222 metres|
|Vertical metres||80 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||2.9 km|
Exit road M4 just east of Swindon, in junction 15, and drive A346 1.6 km (1.0 mi) south in the direction of Marlborough. Turn left and drive 2.7 km (1.7 mi) across to road B4192, and then turn right and drive 300 m along B4192 to where a service road turns right. Park at the start of the service road without blocking for other vehicles.
Start your hike by walking the service road 870 metres uphill, and turn right onto a path. Follow this path 220 metres and turn left immediately after having passed through a gate. Follow this path 270 metres to another gate, turn left and walk through this gate and the final 90 metres up to the summit cairn.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
14. July 2014
Colleague Trond and I arrived Heathrow airport this Monday evening and had a couple of hours drive ahead of us to Bristol. I had looked at the maps in order to find a leg-stretcher somewhere along M4, and Liddington Hill stood out as a clear candidate. With some hesitation, but no de-tours, we found a good trail head, where we changed into hiking gear by the car. From here it was an easy walk up to the old hill fort from late Bronze age.