Lewesdon Hill

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Lewesdon Hill
View from Pilsdon Pen - geograph.org.uk - 970223.jpg
View of Lewesdon Hill from Pilsdon Pen
Elevation 279 m (915 ft)
Prominence 185 m (607 ft)
Parent peak Staple Hill
Listing Marilyn, Hardy, County Top
Lewesdon Hill is located in Dorset
Lewesdon Hill
Lewesdon Hill
Lewesdon Hill in Dorset
Location Dorset, England
OS grid ST436013
Coordinates 50°48′28″N 2°47′59″W / 50.8077°N 2.7996°W / 50.8077; -2.7996Coordinates: 50°48′28″N 2°47′59″W / 50.8077°N 2.7996°W / 50.8077; -2.7996
Topo map

OS Landranger 193

Explorer 116
View of Lewesdon Hill from Leweston Farm in 1963

Lewesdon Hill is about 4 km west of Beaminster in south west Dorset, England. Like many of the high hills in Dorset, including its neighbour Pilsdon Pen, it is the site of an Iron Age hill fort. The hill is formed from upper greensand which is more resistant to erosion than the surrounding clay.

The hill is the highest point in Dorset, closely followed by Pilsdon Pen (277 m) and Bulbarrow Hill (274 m). To the south of the hill is the Marshwood Vale. It is a National Trust property. There are two main footpaths leading up to the summit, one from the village of Broadwindsor, and one from Coombe Lane (off the B3162 between Broadwindsor and Bridport, just before the "four ash" crossroads). The Coombe Lane footpath leads to the hill via another, smaller hill, Crabb Hill, which is privately owned.