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Tideswell Church, known as 'Cathedral of the Peak'. The centre piece of the village.

Tideswell

in the county of Derbyshire

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Pictures of Pilsdon Pen

a Beauty Spot in the town of Pilsdon, in the county of Dorset

About Pilsdon Pen

Pilsdon Pen is a hill in the North end of the Marshwood Vale, Dorset, 4.5 miles west of Beaminster. It is topped by an ancient Iron Age Hillfort where the remains of 14 roundhouses were uncovered near its center. It has been under the care of the National Trust since 1982 when it was bequeathed to them by the Pinney family.

At 909ft (277 metres) Pilsdon Pen is the second highest point in Dorset, the highest point being that of Lewesdon Hill (279m) which is just 4km East of Pilsdon Hill.

William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy lived just to the west at Racedown House, and they would walk the area each day. The hills, including Pilsdon, comforted Dorothy as she pined for her native Lakeland home.

"We have hills which, seen from a distance almost take the character of mountains, some cultivated nearly to their summits, others in their wild state covered with furze and broom. These delight me the most as they remind me of our native wilds." - Dorothy Wordsworth

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East beach, Charmouth, Dorset

Charmouth (102 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset

(5.0 miles, 8.0 km, direction SW)

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West Bay (146 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset

(6.6 miles, 10.6 km, direction SE)

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Lyme Regis, Dorset

Lyme Regis (276 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset

(6.6 miles, 10.6 km, direction SW)

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Church at Axminster, Devon

Axminster (43 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Devon

(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction W)

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Burton Bradstock, Dorset

Burton Bradstock (56 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset

(7.8 miles, 12.5 km, direction SE)

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Forde Abbey, nr Chard, Somerset. A former Cistercian foundation. Photo taken September 1991.

Forde Abbey (12 Pictures)

(4.7 miles, 7.6 km, direction NW)

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A view of the Marine Aquarium on the old Cobb with Lyme regis, Dorset, in the background.

Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium (1 Pictures)

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Loughwood Meeting House, Dalwood, Near Axminster, Devon. Owned by the National Trust

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(10.0 miles, 16.0 km, direction W)

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Barrington Court (49 Pictures)

(11.7 miles, 18.8 km, direction N)

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Montacute House (68 Pictures)

(12.1 miles, 19.5 km, direction NE)

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