Dumpdon Hill, Luppitt, Honiton, Devon
The views from Dumpdon Hill are nothing short of spectacular, rolling on for miles and miles across the glorious landscape of the Otter Valley in Devon and the Blackdown Hills, so as you can imagine, it’s a superb spot for kite flying, for a picnic on a warm spring day, or to go there on a summers evening to watch the sunset.
Dumpdon Hill is an Iron Age Fort, 261 metres above sea level, with the ramparts still very much in evidence; go and explore the banks and ditches, follow the waymarked circular trail along the lower levels or go off and discover more for yourself, but make sure you allow time to stop and stare because that’s partly what being outdoors is all about, connecting with nature, noticing the little things. Pause to look at the fungi growing on the tree trunks, to look out for beetles crawling about on the dead wood, and in late April/May to admire the carpet of bluebells beneath the beech trees.
Dumpdon Hill is owned by the National Trust so it will be maintained and looked after for future generations; it’s there for everyone. There’s a small car park and information board, Honiton is about 2 miles down the road if you fancied stopping off for eats after your walk.
All information correct at the time of writing