How to get here

By train

Axminster, 4.5 miles (7.2km). Please see 'On Foot' and 'By Cycle' sections for directions from here. No bus service currently serves this route.

By road

For Lambert's Castle: A35 eastbound from Axminster, bear left onto B3165 at Raymonds Hill, signed Marshwood. Continue for about 3 miles (4.8km) then bear right onto Lambert's Track to small National Trust car park (SY365987). For Coney's Castle: Continue from the track leading to Lambert's along the B1365 for 300m. Turn left to Fishpond's Bottom. At Fishpond's take the third turning to Wootton Fitzpaine. This road passes through the centre of Coney's Castle. Car park (SY372976) on left, just before the road enters the hill fort.

By foot

The Wessex Ridgeway Trail traverses north to south on the east of Lambert's and is also part of the small lane that runs along the ridge of Coney's Castle. From central Axminster follow the A358 north. After the roundabout take the second right Beavor Lane and follow this eastwards. It soon becomes Evil Lane. Turn north along Cuthays Lane and follow the bridleway through Cuthays to the road at Pendragon. Turn back in a south-easterly direction and follow the bridleway uphill passing New Park on your left before turning left onto Stammery Hill. Turn right and cross over the B3165 and follow the lane downhill. When the route bends round to the right follow the lane directly downhill before turning left and joining the Monarch's Way. Continue in a north-easterly direction before turning eastwards along a footpath past Ridge Farm and Dodpen Farm. Turn left onto a lane and where it swings sharply to the left continue uphill. Continue uphill, go straight over Fishpond Bottom Road and follow the footpath over the heath to the National Trust Lambert's Castle car park.

By bus

There are currently no good bus routes that stop at or near Lambert's and Coney's Castle. It is possible to access the hill forts using a combination of the By Train and By Cycle or On Foot options.

By cycle

National Cycle Network Route 2 runs nearby. From central Axminster, take the B3261 (Lyme Road) before turning left along Sector Lane. Follow Sector Lane before turning left onto the B3165. Follow the B3165 for approximately 3km. The National Trust Lambert's Castle car park is on your right. Please leave your bike here and explore both hill forts on foot.


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