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Golden Cap from Seatown

County/Area - Dorset

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km

Ascent - 1100 feet / 333 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference SY420917
Lat 50.722016 // Long -2.823015
Postcode DT6 6JU (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

The coast of West Dorset is far different from that a few miles further east. Gone are the white cliffs replaced by a mixture of other sedimentary rocks. At 191 metres, Golden Cap is the highest sea cliff in Southern England and 30 metres higher than Beachy Head. This short half day walk starts from the small village of Seatown, which is reached down a minor road from the village of Chideock on the A35 between Lyme Regis and Bridport.

GPS Files - Notes

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GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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Ordnance Survey Explorer 116Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer 116Digital Map1:25kBUY
Ordnance Survey Landranger 193Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 193Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

Walk 2580 Golden Cap from Charmouth - easy/mod - 5.0 miles/8.1 km

Walk 1551 Seatown from Charmouth via Golden Cap - easy/mod - 5.0 miles/8.1 km

Walk 3629 Eggardon Hill from Loders - moderate - 8.4 miles/13.7 km

Walk 2771 Lyme Regis & Uplyme Circular - easy/mod - 5.5 miles/8.9 km

Walk 1550 Charmouth from Lyme Regis - easy/mod - 6.0 miles/9.8 km

Further Information

Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.

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