Pilsdon Pen

One of Dorset's prominent landmarks, dominated by an Iron Age hill fort

More about this place

A young collie dog sitting in the grass on Hambledon Hill

Dog walking at Pilsdon Pen 

Pilsdon Pen is a fantastic spot for a dog walk. The climb to the top will give your pooch a good leg stretch, and then you can both enjoy a rest at the top to admire the views. Dogs are welcome if kept under control at all times and on a lead when livestock are grazing. Just remember to observe the usual rules about keeping your dog under control around livestock and bagging and binning the poop.

Pilsdon Pen

Places to stay

The terrace at Portland House with sea views

National Trust places to stay in West Dorset 

West Dorset is an ideal holiday location. Our places to stay are located by the coast in gorgeous countryside that's featured in the hit TV programme Broadchurch and the Far from the Madding Crowd film starring Carey Mulligan.