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Wears Hill

Abbotsbury Dorset DT3

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Wears Hill is the site of an iron-age hill fort as well as a beacon once lit to warn the local population about an approaching invasion from the Spanish armada. And once you've made the steep but relatively easy climb to the summit, you can see why it was such an important spot: the position, on a ridge high above the coast, is stunning. Not surprisingly the views are second to none, with Abbotsbury and the Fleet lagoon laid out below. The ridge here forms part of the South Dorset Ridgeway,  a 17 mile sub-section of the South West coastal path running from West Bexington to Osmington Mills.

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  • Coastal Path
  • Dogs Welcome

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