Samuel Thompson


Lewesdon Hill, Dorset

Time Taken 00:50 hrs
Date Completed April 7, 2019
Distance 4.18km
Height (above sea level) 279m
Height (actually climbed) 120m
Rank 24

Lewesdon Hill was a strange walk, the hill itself is actually National Trust owned land however finding somewhere to park to be able to make the walk took longer than I’d expected! In the end I parked outside a school on the crosshatch (it was a Sunday and everyone else in the village appeared to park there!) as there was just nowhere at all to park.

Once on the walk I got lost a few times even with following the markers across the fields. It wasn’t very clear where the footpaths went, so being polite to the farmers I stuck to the edge of the fields until seeing on the last field that there was a worn path across the middle. There are a few gates to be negotiated and it looked like there could often be cows in some of the fields. Once on to the National Trust land its quite an easy however somewhat steep walk to the top of the hill.

I took the same path back as I did up, however there are footpaths around that you could make a circular route from.