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Pilsdon Pen

Traditionally thought of as Dorset's highest peak (277m), until it was recently found to be a few feet shy of its neighbour, Lewesdon Hill. Height notwithstanding, the Iron Age hill fort atop this flat-topped hill provides great views over the lush Marshwood Vale in west Dorset. Walk the ancient ramparts in a circular loop to take in the 360 degree panorama across the gentle rolling hills, whilst buzzards wheel overhead. Reach it off the B3164 Broadwindsor road.

4 Stars

Jul 2016

Mrs Wise

Amazing Views from an Iron Age Fort

Well worth the short steep walk up the hill.

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4 Stars

Jul 2011

Mrs Mackintosh

Fantastic views

An easy ascent from the parking space for those who find uphill a struggle. It is well worth the climb as you can see for miles. It's a pity that there is no information board to indicate what you are looking at in each direction.

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3 Stars

Jan 2009

From Pilsdon Pen you can enjoy one of the best (and windiest) unspoilt views of Dorset.

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