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I only had time for a brief visit to Ham Hill Country Park, a 164 hectare (390 acre) park centred on an Iron Age hill fort.

In the middle of the hill fort is the quarry where the beautiful golden Hamstone was quarried. And still is, in a small way.

It was used in many local buildings, as well as further afield in places such as the Houses of Parliament in London.

A replica prehistoric stone circle was erected as part of the millenium celebrations to commemorate the many centuries of quarrying on Ham Hill and the men who worked there.

South Somerset District Council have produced a leaflet entitled the Ham Hill Herald. It includes a number of walks, and is available from the Rangers' Office or online.