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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, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Parked at the NT car park so only a short climb to the top of Golden Cap, but took a longer, very muddy walk back. There are several routes around the estate and unfortunately picked one with a very muddy downhill path. All good fun.

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Newbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

It had rained heavily the day before and so we had to sludge up and slide down in parts (once on my rear). However, the views at the top and even near are wonderful. You can see for miles as it is the highest cliff in Dorset. You also feel pretty pleased with yourself when you look down and see... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed walking on this estate. Went up Golden Cap and then onto Seatown. Did not have a map so was very pleased with the clear sign posting. Fantastic views. Path was slippery as it had rained recently.

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London
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43 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We went via Seatown and it wasn't as hard as I expected for us or our two boys, ages 7 and 9. Lots of people do in in their own pace. We saw little ones from age 3-4 up to some in their 70-80's. Best to go on a clear day for great views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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