Lewesdon Hill

From the little village of Broadwindsor, where King Charles once dressed as a lady and ran for his life, head up the slopes to Lewesdon Hill. Cross the small brooks that feed the River Axe to join the medieval trackways that merge with ancient routes, leading to the highest point in Dorset. Clamber the earthworks and peer through the trees to admire views to the sea and across country. Follow the Holloways back down the hill to pass the Roman Fort of Waddon Hill. Return to Broadwindsor via the small little lanes that once led the way in engineering developments for the whole country.

Distance:  4 miles/6.5km

Duration: 2 hours

Ability: Medium – Climbing to Dorset’s highest peak!

Max Height: 915ft.

Min Height: 430ft.

Total climb: 650ft.

Terrain: Track, path road and field.

Map: OS Explorer 116 Lyme Regis and Bridport.

Start Point: Broadwindsor Village Hall Car park. (Postcode: DT8 3QD, Grid Reference: ST438025, What Three Words: eggplants.wedding.flanked).

How to Get There: From Bridport, take the B3162 north out of the town, heading straight to Broadwindsor. On entering the large village, turn left onto Back Lane, travelling through the narrow streets. At the T-junction turn right and the Village Hall car park will shortly appear on your left. 

Dogs: In accordance with the Countryside Code and any notices on route.

Refreshments: In the village is The White Lion

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