Highest Point of South Coast - Golden Cap

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jun 01
2019

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9 Miles with 2 big hills and 4 small ones. The path is generally very good with 2 short sections that can be muddy

Golden Cap stands at 191 metres (627 ft) and lies between Bridport and Charmouth in Dorset. Visible for tens of miles along the coastline, the name of the cliffs derives from the distinctive outcropping of golden greensand rock present at the very top of the cliff.  The hill is owned by the National Trust and 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 a large range of important fossil sites. Our 9 mile route passes over the superb viewpoints of Thorncombe Beacon and Golden Cap. This is a candidate for the most spectacular part of the entire SWPCP (South West Peninsula Coast Path).

View looking East from Golden Cap
View looking North from Golden Cap
View looking East from Golden Cap
View looking East from Golden Cap
View looking North from Golden Cap
View looking East from Golden Cap

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50.735359016244, -2.8751140597182