We decided to chance another visit to this amazing hill, located on the chalk uplands near Bridport in Dorset it was once the site of an Iron Age fort dating from 300 BC.
It was first documented in The Domesday Book of 1086. There are several barrows on the site but the hill has never been excavated
It has an excellent defensive position with its steeply sloping sides and excellent views over the surrounding countryside and Jurassic coastline. The view to the sea is so good that the notorious local smuggler Isaac Gulliver 1745 -1822 planted a grove of pine trees on the hill to guide his ships as they approached the shore. The trees were later felled on Government orders but the octagonal earth works built to protect them can still be seen today.
The weather forecast wasn't too bad, in fact it was quite mild when we left our little village but as usual, and as many locals will tell you, Eggardon is a law unto itself.
I don't know if its due to ghostly hordes that haunt the hill but it was freezing up there and blowing a gale!
Even on a summers day it has strange atmosphere but today, with a mist rising from the valley, it was downright spooky...
No other brave soul had ventured up there, just us...
But the dogs Millie and Mabel enjoyed themselves however....
For the full windy experience of our day on
Eggardon Hill click the link to the video below