But in recent years, this flat-topped landmark has been usurped by its tree-clad neighbour, Lewesdon Hill. Ordnance Survey insists Pilsdon is 909ft, some six inches shorter than Lewesdon (below).
Whatever the truth, in the grand scheme of things, neither is very tall.
But the two ancient hillforts stand like sentinels over the Marshwood Vale.
From this side of Pilsdon, we look out across to Somerset.
On a clear day, we can see Glastonbury Tor and the Mendips.
There are Bronze Age burial mounds at Pilsdon Pen. And on the trackway on its north west flank, something much more recent.
Love Maddie x