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Golden Cap Estate

Charmouth, Bridport, England
01297 489481
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Charmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Walking
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The highest cliff in Dorset apparently. A magnificent lump of cliff on the South Coast Path a couple of miles west of Westbay. Brilliant views from the top. Some steep bits, sometimes muddy in places in Winter. Pass Thorncombe Beacon, another high point , on the way. For a shorter walk start at the Carpark at Seatown.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I think this is the highest cliff on the south coast of England and it is certainly worth the walk. It is quite steep in places but we managed with my 9 month old daughter in a baby carrier! We think she enjoyed it. The views are stunning of the Jurassic cliffs and coastal landscape. The walk down to seatown... More

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Kessingland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Hard work to get to the top but it was so worth it. The views are spectacular. Beware there is cattle in a lot of the fields. And of course walk along seatown beach to the base of golden cap and there is fossil galore. I have some stunning ammonites and we where very lucky and found a large section... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

ok so it is a big climb up the cliffs but accept you're in for a bit of hard work on the calves and get up there - the views are stunning and you get a real sense of achievement. well worth it

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Belemnite beds in the rocks under the Golden Gap and when the tide goes out by the Cap are amazing - full of Belemnite fossils. We found lots of ammonites, but they were very thin so impossible to remove without breaking them - we left them in the rock for others to see :)

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Irthlingborough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It was a really rainy, windy, foggy day, but we didn't let that spoil our walk! We drove up the very steep and narrow Stonbarrow Lane to the large pay and display car park at the top, and began our walk to the Golden Cap. The walk takes you through a farm, where we met two lovely dogs who wanted... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Golden Cap is a fantastic caravan and camping site along the Jurassic coastline with great views and walks. It apparently used to be a pig farm a few generations ago. High standards are maintained to keep it a clean and tidy site. It is quiet and peaceful and is great for chilling out. The staff in the shop (and at... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If the weather is good it's worth the hike. National Trust car in the woods is the one to head for. Needs a bigger sign(take a hint please National Trust). Take plenty of water. I would use common sense about the edge. No shop the way I went but if you go over the hills you will pass an old... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

In the summer is is nice to get up from the beach and lets the dogs run free. A very nice range of short circuit walks and longer ones including the Golden Cap itself. Stonebarrow lane is a little narrow and tight but the NT estate at the top is worth the trip. Their little shop can reward your walk... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Several visits over the years and it never ceases to amaze. I was pleased that even being a "little older" now, I was able to climb to the top once more. If the climb up seems intimidating, a pleasant stroll around the woodland is most enjoyable.

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