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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
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 304 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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