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Name:Lewesdon Hill
Hill number:2896
Height:279m / 915ft
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Dorset (CoU)
County (CoH):Dorset (CoH)
County (CoA):Dorset (CoA)
Catchment:Axe (Seaton), Catchment Boundaries, Brit
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top,
Administrative County Top, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,CoH,CoU,CoA,Cm)
Grid ref:ST 43776 01174
Summit feature:grassy mound at east end of ridge
Drop:185m
Col:94m  ST340086  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 193
(1:25k) 116
Observations:marginally higher than mound under tree 60m NNW at ST 43760 01232
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Replaces hill 2898 Pilsdon Pen as Dorset County top
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
Notes:
  • Dorset (1974) administrative county top
  • Dorset historic county top
  • Dorset current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 305 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
JamesRodliff08/08/2020
Andy West14/07/2020
cgbangert06/03/2020
Parked by the church at Stoke Abbot and made along Jubilee Way to the south of Lewesdon Hill. Nice clamber up through beech woods. Thought I had more to do, yet suddenly I was up on the large grass platform of the summit. This is a very pleasant place. Top hump of this trip. Continued to the end and down to join Wessex Ridge Way and then east to Waddon Hill. As others say the landowner of Waddon Hill has gone over the top with the keep out signs. More welcome would be their showing some effort with fitting stiles. I encountered locked gates and electric fences across the right of way on the way to Lewesdon. May be the same people in charge. Hope the county council rights of way officer doing something on this.Pete West22/02/2020
Crewkerne station - Mosterton Down - Conegar Hill - Lewesdon Hill - Waddon Hill - Gerrard's Hill - Beaminster Hill - South Warren Hill - Jack's Hill - Hincknowle Hill - Mangerton Hill - Melplash - bus to Crewkerne.Mark Jackson18/01/2020
abbo000128/11/2019
From Coombe Lane. Quick bag on way to football at WeymouthLongwojo19/10/2019
From Stoke Abbott to summit and down to Broadwindsor.IanHHill02/10/2019
EricMoore15/09/2019
Having ‘bagged’ Eggardon hill early I drove to Broadwindsor and parked by the village store. Breakfast pastry purchases before a 10.5 mile walk up to Lewesdon hill before heading back down to pick up bridleway and road to Pilsdon Pen. Heading down to Stoke Abott using roads and Bridle Paths and the Jubilee Way to Stoke Abbott then up to Chartknolle Farm out and back to Gerrard's Hill. Headed back to Broadwindsor via Waddon Hill which is clearly a hill the landowner does not want you to walk up!Buck03/08/2019
Parked to the south of the top, at the entrance to the bridleway. Easy walk up through the trees, well signed.jedthehumanoid26/07/2019
On the way to walk the Cerne Valley Trail. Very early morning quick up & back walk to summit from parking area near courtwood farm.fosal2909/07/2019
Managed to squeeze the car in near Stoke Knapp farm to E of hill and followed Lewesdon Hill Lane up to woods at top. Struggled up directly via the NE ridge but returned much more sensibly to the lane via the RoW leading back to the N.Wheelsy15/06/2019
Lovely little climb from Bucks head, nice views from the topJephcote8327/05/2019
The Dorset Invader half marathonTerra Love26/05/2019
JohnnyG 19/05/2019
Martyn114/05/2019
Glenysj2114/05/2019
AngusDog05/05/2019
BHBrunt06/04/2019
Parked in layby at entrance to Brimley Coombe farms. Nice walk to summit area which was site of old hill fort.NormanW11/02/2019
Nice little stroll up from Buck's Head. Great views on the way up, but the actual summit was in cloud so I didn't quite see the appeal of doing my planned circuit round to Waddon Hill and Stoke Abbott...jkl30/12/2018
Walked over from Pilsdon Pen via minor roads and FP to South. Traffic free! Then up steep slope from near Buck's Head. Enjoyable. Onto Waddon Hill next.trimarc220/11/2018
arjh14/11/2018
There is parking for three cars immediately to the S of the frontage of Bucks Head and which was in use by local dog walkers.Isbjorn11/11/2018
Swindon Bagger05/11/2018
Up and back from Buck's HeadFred Windsor09/10/2018
With KatyGeorge Thompson14/09/2018
10k circuit from Broadwindsor over Pilsdon Pen and Lewesdon Hill KeithByTheC11/09/2018
From the south, with my sister who lives locally.Topographer5711/08/2018
Parking on the road was a bit tricky but we found a layby and went up from the South. Was an easy hike through trees with glimpses of the view. The summit was a plateau surrounded by trees. Limited views. Beautiful quiet area. Did with Joe & Tom.fnem05/08/2018
Usual route from Bucks Head then on to Pilsdon PenClach Liath04/08/2018
AJ&B04/08/2018
Parking in Stoke Abbot, next to PH, nice walk up, to Gerrards Hill, some great views from here today. from here over to Roman Fort then Leweston Hill and back to Stoke Abbott 10k circular.griefmiester30/07/2018
Family walk from Broadwindsor.richtea504004/07/2018
Louise04/07/2018
geoffreycurnock23/06/2018
jamesjtite16/06/2018
From Bucks Head. Nice wooded hill - a riot of bluebellsCrib Goch09/05/2018
Fine to park at Buck's head - lots of people parked up here. Fantastic hill.twg2706/05/2018
needanewdog29/04/2018
Parked on the road and walked up the bridal way then head off through the woods to lump which marks the summitjmistry8616/04/2018
Spring at lastBen Tindal12/04/2018
From Bucks Head cottage, up the concrete track, and then the footpath. Heavy rain, so it was very muddy and a bit slippy where worn down to the chalk, but just splodge through it. Nice trees, and the massive lawn at the top is a huge surprise. One of the better hills in this area.Gill24/01/2018
With K. Parked near Bucks Head after failing to park at either end of Wessex Ridgeway, seemed OK? Lovely hillAshley17/11/2017
Bug17/11/2017
2/8M parked side of bucks head cottage track then path up through woods.robertphillips07/11/2017
With Val. From Buck's Head. Farm track then very pleasant walk through Beech wood to summit. Good weather.mike.hoult06/11/2017
Walked from Broadwindsorlozinworcester05/10/2017
beckybags27/09/2017