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 279 m (915 ft) summit of Lewesdon Hill. The hill is the site of an Iron Age hill 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 Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Lewesdon Hill Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Lewesdon Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Lewesdon Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Lewesdon Hill Pubs/Cafes
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 DT8 3QD for your sat navs. It's also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.