GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dolebury Warren

2 miles (4 km)

This National Trust owned limestoneridge has some nice footpaths to try. There's an Iron Age hill fort, wildflowers, butterflies and splendid views across North Somerset, the Bristol Channel and theMendips.
The site includes an extensive hill fort covering 22 acres and commanding fantastic views of the area. It's surrounded by lots of interesting plants of flowers including bell heather, smallscabious,early purple orchidandeyebrightflower. These attract a wide variety of butterflies in the summer months. Look out for small blues and marbled whites.
The route makes use of the Limestone Link which runs through the site. You can follow it east to Burrington Combe and the popular Blagdon Lake to extend your walk. The limestonegorge consists of numerous caves, cliffs and interesting rock formations. The climb to Beacon Batch on Black Down hill starts from the car park at Burrington Combe. The hill is the highest point in the Mendips and provides great views over the lake.
Just to the south you will find Rowberrow Warren with miles of mountain bike trails and woodland walks.


BS25 5PP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Dolebury Warren OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dolebury Warren Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Just to the east of the reserve you will find the village of Blagdon and the lovely Blagdon Lake. In the village you will find a number of nice pubs for refreshments after your walk. The New Inn (Postcode BS40 7SB) is a classic rural inn overlooking a fishing lake, serving real ales and pub grub with leafy beer garden. The Queen Anne and Seymour Arms are also great options.

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View from the Iron Age hillfort at Dolebury Warren (geograph 2099499)

View from the Iron Age hillfort at Dolebury Warren

Dolebury Hillfort southern ramparts - - 593107

Dolebury Hillfort southern ramparts. The ramparts at Dolebury Hillfort have been dated to 3rd & 4th Centuries BC. The southern ramparts descend steeply into Dolebury Bottom (to the right). The higher land in the top right of the photograph is Blackdown (Beacon Batch) - the highest point on the Mendip Hills at 325m.

Dolebury Iron Age Hillfort - - 593105

A view across the interior of the rectangular shaped hillfort taken from the southern ramparts.

Sheep on the ramparts at Dolebury Warren Hillfort - - 593098

Sheep on the ramparts at Dolebury Warren Hillfort. Since myxomatosis killed many rabbits scrub has invaded the site shading out grassland plants. The Trust is checking its spread by hand clearance and controlled sheep grazing from April to December.

Paths to Dolebury - - 2561353

A woodland path on the site.

Eastern edge of Dolebury Warren - - 91534

Eastern edge of Dolebury Warren


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Dolebury Warren.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)