How to get here

By train

Maiden Newton train station is approximately 5 miles away. From the station follow signs to Tollerford, cross the river and follow the lane to Wynford Eagle. Turn right and climb steeply uphill along another lane which will bring you out opposite the hill fort.

By road

From Dorchester take A35 towards Bridport, following the Roman road. After 3 miles (5km) the main road leaves the old route and drops down into Winterbourne Abbas. The Roman road still exists as a minor road, so take this road and after another 3 miles (5km), you'll see the hill fort at a crossroads. Turn left here towards Askerwell and continue for 220yd (200m). Park in lay-by on left

Parking: Park in lay-by (SY546942), cross the road and take the footpath towards the sourthern ramparts

Sat-Nav: Nearest postcode is DT6 3TF

By foot

The Jubilee Trail runs about 2 miles (3km) east of Eggardon Hill. The closest village to Eggardon is Powerstock. If parking in the village, follow lanes to Nettlecombe, then from Nettlecombe follow a track which begins through Marsh Farm. You will rejoin the lane from Powerstock which leads dramatically onto the ramparts of Eggardon Hill.

By bus

From Dorchester, the First 31 and South West Coaches 212 bus routes both go through Maiden Newton. From there, take the South West Coaches 73 bus and alight at Nettlecombe 'The Square'. It's a 35 minute walk to Eggardon Hill. (See 'On Foot' section for directions).

By cycle

National Cycle route 2 runs along King's Lane over the ramparts.


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