Distance: 5 miles/ 8 km (can be cut shorter using different tracks, see map)Time: 2 hoursTotal climb: 630ft. Max height 620ft.Min height: 0ft. Terrain: Track, path, field and Road.Exertion: Medium – Big climb to Golden CapStart: Seatown carpark a short walk from the beach, providing easy access for visitors of all ages. (Postcode: DT6 6JU, … Continue reading Seatown, Chideock and Golden Cap
Exploring three Iron Age hilforts that surround the Marshwood Vale. Towering above the landscape the views stretch for miles. Distance: From a mile to as long as you like.Time: At your own leisure.Total climb: Coney's Castle and Lambert’s Castle associated car parks are almost on a level setting with the hillforts. However, Pilsdon Pen does … Continue reading Coney’s Castle, Lambert’s Castle and Pilson Pen.
A hillfort is a type of earthwork once used as a fortified refuge or defended settlement, located to exploit a rise in elevation for defensive advantage. Hillforts developed in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age, roughly at the start of the first millennium BC, some later used in the post-Roman period. The fortification usually … Continue reading Dorset Hill Forts