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Beacon Hill, Dorset

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Beacon Hill, Dorset

Beacon Hill is one of the highest viewpoints in the hinterland of Poole Harbour, Dorset. Its tree-covered summit reaches 84 metres above sea level and there is a public footpath running roughly north to south over the top. Historically it was one of a series of beacons used to warn of the advancing Spanish Armada. The earlier name for the hill was Lytchett Beacon. To the northeast of Beacon Hill is a clay pit.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY9794
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

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