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Name:Dowsborough
Hill number:17942
Height:339m / 1112ft
Parent (Ma):2890  Wills Neck
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Somerset (CoU)
Catchment:Parrett, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Tump (300-399m)
(Tu,3)
Grid ref:ST161391 (est)
Drop:57m
Col:282m  ST162388  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 181
(1:25k) 140
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 42 users)ByDate of Ascent
Walk up from the A39 with Izzy and Amelia. Weather was cool, windy with a few sunny spells. We went up Holford Combe and Lady's Combe to the summit. Saw plenty of wildlife including Blackbird, Robin, Jay, Blue Tit, Blackcap, Mistle Thrush, Woodpigeon, Grey Wagtail, Wood Warbler, Treecreeper and Stonechat. We did hear a Cuckoo and a few Pied Flycatchers. From the summit we went down the path to Woodlands Hill. Time just under 2 hours for 3.76 miles.isabelle13/05/2020
Walk from Dead Woman's Ditch car park east and short ascent to Black Hill HP. North past High Hare Knap and steep descent to ford. Extremely steep ascent to Woodland Hill (cairn) and continued ascent to Dowsborough HP (fort). South through woods and lane back to car park. 4.33miles, walking time 1hr,53mins; 2.3mph.Howards24/03/2020
Bishops Lydeard - Cothelstone Hill - Lydeard Hill - Wills Neck - Dowsborough - Black Hill - Crowcombe.Mark Jackson07/03/2020
Run up from the A39 up Holford Coombe to Dowsborough Fort. Then headed to Dead Woman’s Ditch, Black Hill, Bicknoller Post and Shepherds Coombe.isabelle06/12/2019
Parked on minor road to SSE. Easy walk up on path through the wood to the top.fosal2917/10/2019
Lovely walk in the quantocksJazDisney12/05/2019
Need to revisit in the spring, i imagine it will be a wonderfull placecjo26/12/2018
With Footloose303 Group.Skerryvore01/04/2018
Ran up from lay-by on A39 near Holford. Went over Dowsborough and Black Hill and along to Bicknoller Post before dropping back down to Holford. Nice when the sun came out but cold wind from the northeast. Saw a Green Woodpecker near the summit of Black Hill. There were a few Meadow Pipits about. I nearly got run over by a large herd of Red Deer in the woods above Holford. Took me 1 hour 20 minutes for 7.65 miles.isabelle03/02/2018
1/5 (Dowsborough/Black Hill/Lydeard Hill/Cothelstone Hill/Broomfield Hill)Fergalh09/08/2017
Walk up the always beautiful Holford Coombe. Went with daughter Amelia quite a few people about. Still saw lots of wildlife. Wood Warbler and Pied Flycatchers being highlights. At the top of the Coombe we swung up to the summit of Dowsborough and took in the view on way back across to Wales from Woodlands Hillisabelle01/05/2017
From Nether Stowey via lane and footpathsMoorponder13/04/2017
Small pull-in available at point 252 on the map (approx). 10m west a small track starts which avoids the road walking and takes you safely up to the main track. Cross the wall, turn right uphill and left at the junction to the summit.moorsman27/06/2016
Nice 12.3 Mile walk of the Quantocks starting from Holford, ascended Dowsborough to its forested summit, descended to road south, walked along paths by roads up to Main ridge and followed obvious path up to Wills Neck, descended steeply to Triscombe, then followed hillside paths back to road, ascended Black Hill, along ridge to Beacon Hill trig, then descended east back to Holford, dull and grey weather.DanTrig10/06/2016
From Black Hill, nice walk along Ladies Combe. HP at E end of this univallate IA hill fort. Quite densely wooded over the entire hill so no views to be had.jonglew11/02/2016
Parked in small quarry slot just the S of path running N.GordonAdshead25/10/2015
A lovely walk through the ancient oak forest from Nether StoweyPoolton12302/09/2015
Lovely walk up Hodders Combe with daughters Isabelle & Amelia then round to the summit. We saw lots of wildlife Red Deer and Squirrels , Pied Flycatcher, Wood Warbler, Yellowhammer, Willow Warbler, Mistle Thrush and a Redstart. The cuckoo was very vocal.isabelle28/05/2015
From SSE, limited parking. Middle of hillfort natural highpoint although rampart a little higher.RHW03/04/2015
Crowcombe to Taunton.Smudge08/03/2015
From Holford via Holford Combedavidpettit8420/07/2014
From SE, parking OK. Spectacular mono cultural woods.jimbloomer25/02/2014
Ascended during orienteering event.JohnW12/10/2003
Visited a lot while planning, organising and competing in orienteering events. A fine hill fort and oak forest.fasgadh01/03/1976
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