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Golden Cap Estate

Charmouth, Bridport, England
01297 489481
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Charmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Walking
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London, UK
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195 reviews 195 reviews
41 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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UK
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84 reviews 84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Wittersham, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I visited Dorset to see some family and I was lucky enough to visit the Golden Cap, the highest point in Dorset. I could not have seen better scenery. Stunning views over the Jurassic Coast, Portland, Weymouth and West Bay. Lovely pictures that have made a great album. If you're visiting Dorset or Somerset I would not recommend you skip... More

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Jurassic Coast is a lovely bit if coastline that houses several places worth visiting. We actually stumbled upon taking this walk as we were staying in Lyme Regis and the hotel recommended it. It's a long walk through open fields but the views are stunning. There were lots of 'proper walkers' out with their hiking boots & sticks, but... More

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Guildford, Surrey
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you want kiss me quick hats and slot machines dont bother. if you want amazing views, walks, peace and quiet, great pub, clean pebbly beach, great caravan camp site its for you.

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