Shipton Hill, north of the village itself, is an important landmark that is visible from almost everywhere in the parish. It is 588 feet in height and is a steep sided mass of upper greensand chert, isolated by landslips which have left it surrounded on all sides by an irregular tumbled surface of Fuller s Earth clay. There are some lovely footpaths that take you up to and around the hill but none actually to the summit. The land at the top is private property and there are often livestock grazing on the hill.
Hammiton Hill is similar but smaller at just 394 feet high. It is a less dominant feature in the village but just below the hill is the only substantial wood in the parish. There is a round barrow on the top of the hill and footpaths that provide access to the hill and the wood. Walkers are reminded when walking to either hill, to treat the land with respect and to follow the Countryside Code at all times.
Neither hill is man-made but records show that Shipton Hill is likely to have been the site of an ancient village. The flint arrowheads that have frequently been found in the vicinity substantiate this.
The following information comes from a number of reference books where the hills are mentioned and which can be found in Bridport Library.