GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lewesdon Hill

6 miles (9.5 km)

This is a walk to the highest point in Dorset from the small town of Beaminster. It follows the Wessex Ridgeway for just over 3 miles, through some lovely countryside, to the 279m (915ft) summit of Lewesdon Hill. The hill is the site of anIron Agehill fort and has woodland walking trails to explore. There are good views from the top but these are somewhat obscured by the woods. Nonetheless the views through the trees are extensive with Devon, Somerset and the south coast all visible on a clear day.
If you would like to extend your walk in this lovely area then you could continue west to Pilsdon Pen where there is another hill fort and fabulous views over the area.

Lewesdon Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lewesdon Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

The little village of Broadswindsor is located just to the north of the hill. Here you'll find the White Lion pub which does good food and has a nice outdoor area for finer days. You can find the traditional stone pub in the village at a postcode of DT83QD for your sat navs. It's also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Track way Lewesdon Hill - geograph.org.uk - 409234

A man walks his dog on one of the woodland trails below the hill

Old trackway Lewesdon Hill - geograph.org.uk - 409228

Old trackway Lewesdon Hill

On Lewesdon Hill - geograph.org.uk - 94106

On Lewesdon Hill in the autumn of 2005

Start of the path to Lewesdon Hill - geograph.org.uk - 971135

Start of the path

GPS Files

GPX File

Lewesdon Hill.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Lewesdon Hill.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)