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GOLDEN CAP WALK – THE JURASSIC COAST

By September 2, 2020 September 9th, 2020 No Comments

Follow this route for a breathtaking Golden Cap walk exploring the beautiful Jurassic Coast. 

Golden Cap is a cliff situated on the Dorset coastline between Bridport and Charmouth, at 191 metres it is the highest point on the south coast, as you can imagine the view from the top is absolutely breathtaking. This Dorset hidden gem is surrounded by rolling hills and miles of countryside, the perfect location to enjoy a coastal walk in one of the lesser-known areas of Dorset.

Golden Cap walk The Jurassic Coast
Golden Cap walk The Jurassic Coast

GOLDEN CAP WALKING ROUTE

This Golden Cap walk starts in the small Dorset village of Eype. You can also start the walk from West Bay and join the coastal path heading towards Golden Cap. The path is steep and challenging at times but you are rewarded with spectacular views of the Jurassic Coast as you reach the highest point on the south coast. The panoramic views of the turquoise ocean make you feel like you could be anywhere in the world.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Thorncombe Beacon – A hill situated between Bridport and Charmouth, 157m high.

Seatown – A coastal hamlet in Dorset 3 miles west-southwest of Bridport.

Golden Cap – At 191 metres the highest point on the south coast.

Colmer’s Hill – An iconic cone-shaped hill.

Golden Cap walk The Jurassic Coast
Golden Cap walk The Jurassic Coast
Golden Cap walk The Jurassic Coast

You will be spoilt for choice when choosing a great campsite on the Jurassic Coast. West Dorset Leisure Holidays have 5 family-run holiday parks on the Dorset coast that offer fantastic facilities and spectacular views. 

Highlands End Holiday Park

Highlands End Holiday Park accommodates everyone with Lodges, Caravans, Apartments, Bungalows, Glamping and pitches for Caravans, Campervans, Trailer Tents, Motorhomes and Tents.

  • Award-winning 5 star Park.
  • Short walk to West Bay Beach.
  • Fantastic facilities.
  • Leisure club with sauna and steam room.
  • Dog friendly holidays.
  • Close to the South West Coast Path.
  • Accommodation available all year round.
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THE ‘WEST DORSET THREE PEAKS’ CHALLENGE

If you are staying with West Dorset Leisure Holidays, make sure you get involved with their ‘three peaks’ challenge! Scaling the heights of 3 of Dorset’s most prominent landmarks. Thorncombe Beacon, Golden Cap and Colmer’s Hill. Tag your photos #WDLHThreePeaks and #destinationdowntime.

Golden Cap walk The Jurassic Coast

SHOP THE JURASSIC COAST WALKING ROUTES

Tried, tested and loved by Destination Downtime. Never get lost again, purchase these routes to enjoy step by step navigation for 3 walks on the Jurassic Coast, ensuring you see the best of the spectacular coastline. GPX files are compatible with Smartphones and Garmin devices.

Jurassic Coast walking routes

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