The Piddletrenthide to Hog Hill circle 9 miles | Dorset Walks


A fabulous walk taking in the very best of the amazing Lyscombe Hill horseshoe views. Wide, well-signed and easy-going tracks offering continuously far-reaching views. The second half is downhill all the way (without any stiff climbs in the first half!), and the whole three hour walk (actually 8.6 miles) is an absolute joy.

To follow this route using the Outdooractive App, please find the route here.

Do take a snack or lunch with you – almost the entire horseshoe-shaped ridge from the top of Hog’s Hill to the top of Plush Hill is one long, amazing, picnic spot.

Parking is in Piddletrenthide itself – there’s usually plenty of space, but do be considerate to the villagers as you’re parking on the main street.

After the steady starting climb up from Piddletrenthide, the track immediately opens to the first of your big-sky wide views.

The track down from the top of Plush Hill, looking out to Dorchester and the coast beyond.

Oh I do love this view – the curve of Lyscombe Hill to the right, the cross dykes on Hog Hill to the left, and Lyscombe Bottom laid out below. NB – This is a TOP lunch spot!

Another view out across Lyscombe Bottom, this time from the ridge between Hog Hill and Lyscombe Hill.

Does anyone else think the ragwort been spectacular this year?


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