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Best Walks with a View: Dorset, Golden Cap

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Golden Cap
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Golden Cap
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Golden Cap
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Golden Cap
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Walk With a View…

Filmed by Eric Harwood and his team at Outdoor Productions.
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Walk Details
This beautiful walk starts inland at Symondsbury and ends on the spectacular Golden Cap.

TOG Tip: This isn’t a circular walk so either phone a friend or hitch a ride back to your car!

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Carpark: West Bay road car park – West Bay Rd, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4GA

Julia heads to West Dorset, near the home of hit ITV series Broadchurch, for a three-hill walk that starts with the iconic Colmer’s Hill and ends with spectacular views of the Jurassic Coast from the top of Golden Cap – the highest point on England’s South Coast.

From the Domesday village of Symondsbury, near the trendy country town of Bridport, Julia follows the ancient in-land drovers route, including a climb up the iconic and ever popular, Colmer’s Hill.

The walk takes her through the ancient and infamous Dorset Holloways, and culminates with a climb to the highest point on England’s south-coast, Golden Cap.

At 191 metres, the views from here across the Jurassic Coast – the only Natural World Heritage Site in England – are truly spectacular. It’s an unforgettable walk ending with fish and chips in a pub with sea views across Lyme Bay.

trainNearest Train (or tube) Station(s):
Axminster, Dorchester

Read the Countryside Code before venturing out
Make sure to take a map and compass, and know how to use them before going into our National Parks #BeAdventureSmart

Tips for New Walkers: click here to download (PDF).

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing".