Summer views in Dorset

Dorset is home to some high hills and hill forts. They're great for getting some peace and tranquility, a cracking view and a perfect photo opportunity.

Frosty morning on Eggardon Hill

Eggardon Hill

Iron Age hill fort and downland with views across the Marshwood Vale to the coast

Teasels in the mist on Hambledon Hill

Hambledon Hill

Iron Age hill fort with far reaching views and spectacular wildflowers

Stormy skies over the Blackmore Vale from Melbury Hill, Melbury Down

Fontmell and Melbury Downs

Open expanses of flowery downland and far-reaching views

Looking down on the naked chalk figure of the Cerne Giant on the grassy hill

Cerne Giant

Ancient naked figure sculpted into the chalk hillside above Cerne Abbas

A view across the ancient ramparts

Hod Hill

Dorset's largest hill fort renowned for its downland wildlife

A clearing in the woodland at Lewesdon Hill

Lewesdon Hill

The highest point in Dorset with views between the trees over Devon, Somerset and out to sea