Golden Cap - highpoint of England's south coast

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jul 13

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Countryside paths and coastal path. Ascent is around 490 metres.

Join us on a walk from Stonebarrow Hill to Golden Cap and back again!  We're some ODL members on holiday from 'up north' and this is the first of two walks we're sharing this weekend.   The second event is the following day and the event page is here.  

Saturday's event is a circular walk of 8 miles / 13 kilometres, with 490 metres of ascent, that takes in the summit of Golden Cap and returns west along the coastal path.  Golden Cap is 191 metres / 627 feet in height and is visible for many miles along the coastline. Golden Cap, withs dramatic cliffs, is the highest point on the south coast of England. Its name derives from the distinctive outcropping of golden greensand rock present at the very top of the cliff and it forms part of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site.  Erosion of the coastline below reveals rock formations spanning approximately 185 million years of the Earth's history and many significant fossils have been found there. 

Today’s walk initially takes a loop inland before approaching the high point of Golden Cap from the east.  We’ll then follow a length of the South West Coast Path, heading west, and probably including an afternoon stop on the beach before returning to the start point.  Bring a towel and beach gear with you!

If the event is fully booked, join the wait list as people frequently drop out during the week before an event and you are likely to get a place on the walk.

Dogs: well-behaved dogs are welcome on the walk, but must be under control at all times and on a lead where necessary.

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Photo credits: photos courtesy of Geograph:

Stile and signpost to Stonebarrow Hill
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Broom Cliff with Golden Cap in the distance
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Low tide at Charmouth beach
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Low tide at Charmouth beach
Stile and signpost to Stonebarrow Hill
Broom Cliff with Golden Cap in the distance
Low tide at Charmouth beach
Stile and signpost to Stonebarrow Hill
Broom Cliff with Golden Cap in the distance