Panoramic vistas across the Marshwood Vale and far reaching views of the coast. Lovely in spring when the hill is alive with a purple wash of bluebells. Perfect spot to enjoy a picnic.
Owned by the local Colfox family, Colmer’s Hill has been part of the Symondsbury Estate for over one hundred years and is open to the public with a permissive path to the top.
The pine trees were first added by woodmen to the Colfox family and has since been added to with Monteray Pine. It is these that give the hill the iconic silhouette that is so loved by photographers and walkers.
There’s lots to do at Symondsbury Estate – walking with great views guaranteed and a courtyard cafe for refreshments afterwards.
For more information take a look on the Symondsbury Estate website
Storyteller Martin Maudsley tells the story behind the nine pines planted on top of this iconic landmark.
“Take a bucket, fill it with soil and take to the top of the hill, said Major Colfox”.
Here are some suggestions:
- Short (but steep) walk: Take the 30-40 minute walk from Symondsbury Estate car park to the top and back down. FIND OUT MORE
- Colmer’s Hill to Golden Cap. From one stunning summit to another. From Colmer’s Hill you can walk to Golden Cap, the highest point on the south coast. This route takes the in-land drovers’ route and through the ancient Dorset Holloways. FIND OUT MORE
Picnics, stroll or a hike, Great views