Golden Cap is the highest point in Dorset so you’ll get stunning views west along the Jurassic Coast towards Lyme Regis, east towards West Bay, Chesil Beach and the Isle of Portland and green rolling farmland to the north.
Distance: 4.1 miles
Estimated time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total ascent 1175ft, Max elevation 604ft.
Route Map and GPS Navigation
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Route Description and Photos
The starting point of this walk is the small coastal hamlet of Seatown which is about 3 miles south-west of Bridport. There is a good-sized private car park near the beach which costs £5 all day. SAT NAV DT6 6JU (Google maps) (w3w).
Facilities in Seatown include a good pub The Anchor Inn https://theanchorinnseatown.co.uk and public toilets next door. Opposte the pub you’ll find an information board showing maps of the walks to Golden Cap (to the west) or to Thorncombe Beacon (to the east)
If you don’t have a map then you can just take a photo of the information board. The path to the top of Golden Cap is well marked so you won’t get lost especially since it’s the highest hill in Dorset and clearly visible for most of the walk.