About Cholesbury Camp

Cholesbury Camp is a Scheduled Monument and is regarded as one of the most visually impressive prehistoric settlements of the Chilterns. Though beech trees now grow across much of the site it is easy to envisage the multiple ramparts and central plateau that once made up this important settlement.

Although the purpose of Cholesbury Camp is not fully understood it is thought to have formed part of a wider distribution of hillfort sites established across the Chiltern Hills in the late Bronze Age and Iron Age. The Chiltern Society aims to conserve Cholesbury Camp to help further an appreciation and understanding of such sites within the Chilterns landscape.


Directions (Google Maps): Entrance to Cholesbury Hill Fort is through the first turning on the right off Parrotts Lane, signposted ‘to The Church’.

Parking: Parking is available in Cholesbury Village; the site is about 5 minutes’ walk away.

Please make sure you park responsibly! 

Prior to visiting, download our Cholesbury Camp and Iron Age Fort Walks Leaflet for local walks. There are also hundreds of other Chiltern Walks Leaflets for you to enjoy.

Please visit the Chiltern Society Directory for the Site Co-ordinator’s contact details.

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What you can spot…binoculars

The Ramparts
Beech Trees

Visit us…

How to find us

Cholesbury Camp

Parrott’s Lane


Google Maps

Red Rose 149 and 194

Chesham (4.5 miles away)

Opening times

Public parts of the reserve are free to visit and open all year.