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Golden Cap Estate, Charmouth

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Golden Cap is a hill and cliff situated on the English Channel coast between Bridport and Charmouth in Dorset, England. The cliffs are the highest point on the south coast of Great Britain. The name derives from the distinctive outcropping of golden greensand rock present at the very top of the cliff.The hill is owned by the National Trust and forms part of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site. The Jurassic Coast is 155km in length, running from Orcombe Point near Exmouth, in the west, to Old Harry Rocks on the Isle of Purbeck, in the east . The coastal exposures along the coastline provide a continuous sequence of Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous rock formations spanning approximately 185 million years of the Earth's history. The Jurassic Coast contains a large range of important fossil sites.Golden Cap stands at and is visible for tens of miles along the coastline. The hill is accessible via a coastal footpath from Seatown, and takes around 40 minutes to reach the summit. Behind the cliff is Langdon Wood, a small wood of mainly Corsican Pine, planted in the 1950s, whose trees originate from a nearby copse known as "Eleanor's Clump". Langdon is owned by the National Trust, and encompasses a circular walk of approximately one mile.
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  • In Lyme Regis for the weekend we decided we wanted to walk off some of the food we indulged in. We parked in the NT carpark and made our way up the steep hill. It was really muddy in the field at the ...  more »
  • A steady hill climb to the top of this natural place is an absolute must if staying in the area...we reached the top from the car park in just over half an hour...the views are stunning!!!  more »
  • Have been meaning to climb up to Golden Cap for years. It certainly didn't disappoint, well worth the climb!  more »
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  • Such lovely sights if you can handle the walk
  • You can park in the gravel car park and be at the top of golden cap easily in 1 hour then a nice walk down to the pub for a pint and lunch
  • Stunning beach at any time of the year
  • Beautiful views after a little hike to the top
  • Decent shop and good pizza selection. Open early, serving ok coffee. Seems to only have out side seating. Great for sunny days.
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