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Name:Eggardon Hill
Hill number:5423
Height:253.1m / 830ft
Parent (Ma):2896  Lewesdon Hill
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Dorset
Catchment:Brit, Catchment Boundaries, Piddle & Frome
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:SY 54843 94049
Summit feature:no feature: arable
Drop:122.9m
Col:130.2m  SY 5433 9750  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 194
(1:25k) OL15W 117W
Observations:tumulus 50m ESE at SY 54887 94033 is 0.1m higher but not on natural summit; tumulus with trig at SY 54643 94438 is 1.3m lower
Comments:Relocated November 2022
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 89 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Did Trig first then Walked from west. Went to tumulus and then HP grid reference. Nothing special for my 400th English Hump and 100th English and Welsh Hump of the year.PeterD17/12/2023
Parked near road junction to N, from trig and summit, in separate fields.Minto05/07/2023
Faffed about a bit to find best parking and settled for lay-by near box with electrical installation inside. A few minutes walk to HP, then track to Two Gates and back, where a maintenace van had arrived- good job we returned via the track! We then drove to the cross roads (SY 547944) and walked on the RoWs to the fort, exploring the S ramparts (magnificent) before going off the bw to visit the trig pt- easy exit via bbw gate to lane.pwheeler06/06/2023
With LukeJbratt9511/12/2022
From road to W. 4th Hump of 6 for the day on a drive from London.Mark Jackson05/11/2022
Maiden Newton circular.Smudge22/10/2021
Parked in the lay-by and wandered over to trig, then to what I believe is the highpoint by the hedge in the opposite field. I feel, as I parked adjacent to this that I may have cheated a little.....but I had just done a 10 mile walk so meh.......stagger onward30/08/2021
Parked in layby alongside farm gate at SY 5457 9420 (space for 2 or 3 cars) - Over gate & along edge of cultivated field to the high point by hedge. (S)gerrybowes11/05/2021
With Bevsimon and co17/10/2020
Parked on road to West Compton near high point. Skipped sturdy wire fence. Struggle to believe marked spot is indeed high point. Would have liked check altitudes and enjoy the hill fort but just too cold a day to lingerPete West20/02/2020
Over fence to Trig then along adjacent road to HP.fosal2930/10/2019
Easy parking at thejunction Walked around field where top is then crawled ubder fence to reach trig pointChinnockC15/09/2019
Parked in the layby at the road junction close to the trig point. Walked to Trig which as being used as a scratching post by some young cows. Then off to explore the more picturesque iron age fort being heading driving off to BroadwindsorBuck03/08/2019
On a days walk from Loders, walked along bridleway to ruined barn with dishes attached then North, pity the hill fort is not the high point well worth a visitphilhythe30/09/2018
Trig and Hump from roadside parking with Jenx and Bryhernordicstar16/05/2018
With K. Trivial bag.Ashley17/11/2017
Park in a small layby part way down the hill trig in a field surrounded with barbed wireTony Hartry08/09/2017
Parked in a rough layby at SY 54574 94205, on Spyway Road. It was a 5 minute round trip to the summit from here. Also took in the trig and had a turn around the hill fort.Sprog15/08/2017
From the road.tomd403/11/2016
From parking to north, road walk then quick out and back.rhalstead03/09/2016
Did this on the way back from Lyme Regis back to Serborne.steverd27/07/2016
Did this on the way back from Lyme Regis on return to Sherburne.Dragonzilla27/07/2016
With Wendy. Wonderful iron age hill fort, nice trig, rubbish high point.ijpowell26/07/2016
3/5 Easy quick bag from roadFergalh16/08/2015
En-route to Long Knoll.tim74705/06/2015
Visited the rough area of the highest ground from a gas enclosure and then the trig.fasgadh08/04/2015
After visiting the trig on Saturday 28th I was told by the others that it wasn't the hump summit. Returned in the cloud and strong winds of Sunday morning.vegibagger29/03/2015
Revisit for natural HP. OS had an 'old trig' close to highest point of hedge SY 54728 94224 approx. However rather level field at c. SY 54766 94147 could be as high or higher.RHW28/03/2015
Tick with Alex and Alan.Dugswell228/03/2015
Terrible visibility, but first TuMP climbed on a fun day out with Douglas and Alan as part of the Trigger's Spring gathering.Alex C28/03/2015
Very miserable weather on this top today - thick mist and wind. Came up as part of the trig baggers weekend.Father Ted28/03/2015
Visited hill fort and walked along road to trig.Skerryvore26/07/2014
Quick diversion from the A35 on way home from site visit. Managed to access the field and park by some sort of water holding facility. The highest point seemed to be somewhere within an arable field and it was certainly higher than the trig point.Herbert Anchovy02/01/2014
With Alf. The gate to the field on which the top has been relocated was open. Walked over it but the trig looks a bit higher. Visted the nearby hill fort wonderful spot.mick27/08/2013
With Anna, walked up from Powerstock. The recent relocation has placed the top in the middle of field full of tall grass protected by barbed wire! A pointless exercise, I suspect. At least the trig can be reached from a footpath without requiring gymnastics!citygent08/06/2013
On way after work to Ollie & Ann's at Axminster to join Lesley & family for 5 days in Cornwall. Diverted on lovely evening to trig and field(top).Chris Pearson08/06/2013
Some good ice formations on the adjacent, leaky, water tank today.Chris Peart12/03/2013
trickiest bit was traversing the barbed wire.. super views though on a lovely crisp morningstig_nest18/11/2012
Extremely windy day and threatening rain, but it held off for us. Otherwise nothing much to note.jonglew16/06/2012
P at ROW to NW of trig.chrisbien22/05/2012
Parked on rough lay-by at SY 54715 94529. Unticked due to Lidar summit change.David Gradwell01/04/2012
Take the dogs here alot, but never realized it was on this site! Digging through various photos to get a date, it was particularly hot and sunny, just before the fine weather broke and the floods of 2012 began. Some fine views down to the coast from here on a clear day.derlan28/03/2012
A roadside column 5885 on a mound with cows.arranc13/01/2012
Easy parking.destaylor04/08/2011
Trig point just over a barbed wire fence.clivevilla09/07/2009
Estimate datebenwloudon01/08/2008
rdside tumulus, fine view. tumulus just W of road RHW21/09/2002
Tom Mundell28/12/2023
Trekking toes28/12/2023
RichardM25/09/2023