Standing at 279 m (915 ft), the elongated ridge of Lewesdon Hill is the highest point in the county of Dorset. The summit is surrounded by beech woods and can be found at the east end of the ridge. There are two main footpaths leading up to the summit: one from the village of Broadwindsor and the other from Coombe Lane. Views stretch over Devon, Somerset, and out to sea.
Like so many of the hills in Dorset, an Iron Age hillfort once stood on the top. The original bank and ditches are still visible. Later, it was used as an Armada Beacon to warn of the impending Spanish attack in 1558.
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|279 m (915 ft)
|ST 4377 0116
|116: Lyme Regis & Bridport