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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), Brit
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top,
Administrative County Top
Grid ref:ST 43776 01174
Summit feature:grassy mound at east end of ridge
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
  • Dorset (1974) administrative county top
  • Dorset historic county top
  • Dorset current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 263 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
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
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
Parked on the road and walked up the bridal way then head off through the woods to lump which marks the summitjmistry8616/04/2018
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
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
County top walk up and down from Buck head on the B3162 just past the turning for Stoke Abbott. There's a couple of spots to park one outside a house called Buck head and one further up the road past the crossroads. The path up through the woods looks like it could be very muddy if wet weather was recent, the plateau is a good view point of the are when you find a gap in the trees.WAYNE ROWLETT11/08/2017
8.5 mile walk from car park south of Pilsdon Pen, walked down country lane south-east and onto Jubilee Way to Stoke Abbott (very posh village), up better path to Chartknolle Farm out and back to Gerrard's Hill, then west along Wessex Ridgeway onto Lewesdon Hill, along to B-road and climbed Pilsdon Pen from North, back to car park. Then drove to and bagged Lambert's Castle Hill and Colmers Hill. Lovely and sunny with nice breeze.DanTrig22/05/2017
Early morning walk up from Bucks Head. Space for 3 cars at roadside. Good path up the ridge to flattened summit. Glorious early morning sunshine, fine views a little limited by trees.N.Morters16/04/2017
Both of usTonyandsue09/04/2017
From Buck's Head on B3162. Third and final Marilyn of the day to complete Region 41.Tony J18/02/2017
1/7 Marilyns today. Space for one car if parked carefully to avoid blocking access at top of Courtwood Farm road. Out and back along Ridgway.SS04/02/2017
Very little walking and lots of driving today starting in Littlehampton. Final Marilyn of 4 on close to shortest day of year so ended up on summit in the dark. Only one of modern technology bagging criteria satisfied plus the good old fashioned physical presence verified by myself. Phone battery flat so could not log summit on, nearly dark so could not take decent photos but did manage to create a track log on spare tablet. May return at a later date but for now this visit will have to do.SteveSmith19/12/2016
Short up and down off the Wessex Ridgeway path en route from Pilsden Pen to BeaminsterButeobuteo25/11/2016
From Buck's Head up concrete farm track to gate onto bridleway up track through nice Beech trees.rogreeves30/08/2016
Great apple cake in the Art Deco Cafe in Beaminster, walk over Chartknolle, then an amazing view of the sea from the top of Lewesdon Hill.edmundjohnson06/08/2016
From Broadwindsor. The village has a craft centre with nice cafe and free parking.ijpowell26/07/2016
After Pilsdon Pen on walk to Beaminster over the tops with A& B.PeterD28/06/2016
10 mile circular route starting at Stoke Abbott, via Pilsdon.Graeme18/06/2016
misty day ...climbed here and Polsden gos said they were both 280m..lolkeithelliott04/06/2016
On LDWA Dorset 100MichaelF01/05/2016
From Stoke Abbot.rhalstead17/01/2016
parked on verge between Bucks Head cottage and cross roads then up Coombe lane and through trees to topBramley14/10/2015
5/6 Approached from south steep climb for nice views very pleasant topFergalh08/07/2015
Parked on verge at 4412 01692, then via Stoke Knapp. Went in up to my knees in the highest bog in Dorset!tim74705/06/2015
My best Historic County Summit to date... it was all ethereal and misty and lots of interesting plants and flowers. Children doing dangerous swinging over an iron age ditch.
Enroute to Kathryn & Sean Lakeman 45mins 3k stepsSailing02/05/2015
From Broadwindsor, returning via Stoke Knapp and Providence Farm.squeegs21/03/2015
Rogue and I nice and easy - winter parkingmaltose18/03/2015
My last of 176 English Marilyns and a nightmare for parking close to. Squeezed in roadside on B3162 at ST 4413 0167. No parking signs all around the Stoke Knapp Farm triangle so couldn't park there... What a lovely County Top this is, in the clearing on top of a beech wood. I can see why the NT bought it. Operated ham radio from the summit for SOTA and made 115 contacts worldwide by Morse and Voice.G4OBK (Phil)13/02/2015
Parked at Broadwindsor and climbed Pilsdon Pen first, before completing a circular walk back to Broadwindsor, via this fine hill. With Paul.Skerryvore25/10/2014
Parked in Broadwindsor and after passing a house where Charles II slept and a toll house (was this the main road once) walked south through fields. The hill is owned by the NT and is an iron age fort covered by a beautiful beach forest. The views were restricted but the ancient woods are as fine as anything else in the country. Broadwindsor church is a perfect English village church with 12th century arches and magnificent gargoylesmindlessflogger26/08/2014
From Bucks Head, ca 2 parking places. Bridleway by nice old beech hedge to top. Continued, joining Wessex Ridgeway and paths to Pilsdon Hill, previously erroneously regarded as the county top Spiritually it still is- it's much the finer top. Back via Lavenstoke, no prob using the track from ST 422000 avoiding an overgrown and sodden bridleway shown on the map 200 m further down the road. Clay soils make for wet going round herepwheeler26/06/2014
With Dorothy, Ian and Jo. Parked on the edge of Beaminster, picked up Wessex Ridgeway all the way to final push to the top. Returned via Stoke Abbott.callumorr28/05/2014
Lovely deserted place with ancient hilfort among the trees. Ben and Marie short walk from nearby road. Cup of Clipper tea in Beaminster first to get us ready.mcf17/04/2014
Solo walk from the layby car park.bolton22/03/2014
Being on my back door I'm amazed I've never actually climbed this one before. was quite a foggy morning so I left it until just after midday, parked up in Beaminster and followed the Wessex trail from there. the summit is quite wooded and I was actually disappointed there was no trig point but that was more of an annoyance than anything. Glad I've made it to the highest place in Dorset.derlan13/03/2014
With SuziDonpeblo08/03/2014
Small layby next to Buck’s Head Cottage – W. up Coombe Lane for about 200m – Through gate on right – Up footpath through magnificent beech trees to summit mound at top of path. (Solo)gerrybowes18/02/2014
With PhoebeTeasyChris16/02/2014