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Name:Pilsdon Pen
Hill number:2898
Height:277m / 909ft
Parent (Ma):2896  Lewesdon Hill
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Dorset (CoU)
Catchment:Axe (Seaton), Catchment Boundaries
Class:Tump (200-299m)
Grid ref:ST 41364 01144
Summit feature:no feature 8m SE of trig point
Col:194m  ST420016  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 193
(1:25k) 116
Observations:base of trig point at ST 41358 01149 is 40cm lower; earthwork 390m NW of trig point at ST 41358 01149 is slightly lower
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Marilyn and Dorset County Top replaced by 2896 Lewesdon Hill in 1995
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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 at the base of the hill and walked over the stile and up the well-trodden path. Friend told me that there is some controversy as to whether this is higher than Lewesdon Hill. My OS Locate app measured this 2m higher than Lewesdon Hill at the trig-point.jedthehumanoid26/07/2019
The Dorset Invader half marathonTerra Love26/05/2019
From layby and the onto Lewesdon Hilltrimarc220/11/2018
With Katy. Sun.George Thompson14/09/2018
10k circuit from Broadwindsor over Pilsdon Pen and Lewesdon Hill KeithByTheC11/09/2018
On the way to Lewesdon Hill with my sister who lives locally. A fine viewpoint.Topographer5711/08/2018
Walked from Lewesdon Hill. Beautiful day and wide ranging views.Clach Liath04/08/2018
Form layby on the B316 - Arrive shortly after a downpour but already warming up again. Information board promises an iron age fort and does not disappoint . Old earthworks and entrances still prominent. Central area flattened - very impressive with fine views all around. Wonder what Vespasian made of the place in AD43?briandavies28/07/2018
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: Lovely wee hill fort, steep but short ascent, fantastic view. Trig showing some damage and has a crack around it with a wee hole.thejackrustles22/07/2018
Beautiful day, good views. With Marion, Louise, Hannah and Rachel.richtea504002/07/2018
From parking area to the south. Ten minutes returnCrib Goch09/05/2018
Parking on the road to the S easy nip up to hill fort. pillar cracked, other than that in good condition, good views today.griefmiester22/01/2018
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
Short walk from car park to S, followed by a circuit of the rampartsTony J18/02/2017
Walked up from Broadwindsor, on minor road to Burstock Grange then paths to summit.Return to minor road by Newnham farm to B road.Buteobuteo25/11/2016
With Wendyijpowell25/07/2016
TD and C.This Dog20/07/2016
Short stroll from car park with A,D and B. Good views.PeterD28/06/2016
my etrex10 gps made this exactly same height as Lewesdon hill...both at 280m! this is, for me, the nicer of the two, easy car park, easy walk up, lovely viewskeithelliott04/06/2016
On LDWA Dorset 100MichaelF01/05/2016
Short stroll from carpark and round the ramparts.milimana14/03/2016
The false summit of Dorset! in Strong windsvegibagger29/03/2015
Tick with Alex and Alan.Dugswell228/03/2015
Chucking it down, but 15 minutes later it was beautiful sunshine.Alex C28/03/2015
Came up on the trig point baggers weekend with Brisey.Father Ted28/03/2015
Climbed from Broadwindsor with Paul. Circular walk via Pilsdon Community and Lewesdon Hill back to Broadwindsor.Skerryvore25/10/2014
On walk with Lewesdon Hill(qv)- this is much better.pwheeler26/06/2014
I did this as part of a mammoth walk along the Monarchs Way from close to Crewkerne to Cheddington approx. 38 miles. Had been to the summit before but couldn't pinpoint the exact date.derlan21/05/2014
I was told by a local that they still regard this hill as the true top of Dorset... so I went up it before moving on to Lewesdon Hill.bolton22/03/2014
With SuziDonpeblo08/03/2014
With PhoebeTeasyChris16/02/2014
With Alf stroll from lay bymick26/08/2013
Short climb from car park to south.citygent04/06/2013
Climbed at dusk with my Dad.isabelle summer04/01/2013
Climbed with my daughter Isabelle from the road. We set off in the gloaming at about 4.15pm. It was a quick up and back and the ground conditions were excellent compared to the Lewesdon Hill. This is the sort of place that would be great for a summer picnic.isabelle04/01/2013
Climbed with Chris, Rained Lotsmagirob29/12/2012
an early morning stroll from cp below the southern entrance up to trig in no time at all. rather windy to say the least - did a circuit of the top of the ramparts. fairly good views - better than from the wooded slopes of lewesden anyway..stig_nest19/11/2012
Climbed w Jenx from roadside CP on B road. Agree better views but this is a dull hill compared to Lewesdon which is rightly superior in height, structure and interest. Left top to the view gazers and onto coast.nordicstar12/05/2012
From car park at road junction at ST 41377 00908David Gradwell01/04/2012
Partly sunny, dry, cool, calm, excl views.iangalbraith14/11/2010
Short steep ascent from parking layby to S leads to circular area with trig inside. Foggy.Aye Jimmy03/11/2010
SN Part of Wessex Ridgewaybenwloudon18/07/2010
Short climb from the road.rhalstead03/05/2010
1st top of a 3 day trip along the south coast picking up county tops and trigpoints, easy walk up from the car park, good views.asbown17/11/2009
Short walk up path from south where there's a carpark and then a circuit of the ramparts. Atmospheric in the mist but not much of a view.Herbert Anchovy06/10/2009
Easy bag from south. Great views.clivevilla09/07/2009
Walked up the hill with TraceyJohnboy716/06/2009
Combined with Lewesdon Hill. Mislaid the footpath north from Lewesdon Hill and added about 3 miles to the journey.Overthehilljill02/05/2009