Golden Cap Walk
Golden Cap Walk

Golden Cap Walk

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Golden Cap Walk

Golden Cap Walk

Distance: 4.1mi
Elevation: 958ft
Time: 2-3h

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The Golden Cap Walk is an exceptional walking route in Dorset, England that will lead you up to the summit of a seaside hill for some beautiful views along the coast. While out walking the trail, you will climb up the rugged coastal terrain to reach the viewpoint atop Golden Cap, before looping around through the picturesque Dorset countryside. While there are a few steep inclines along the route, this is a great route to catch some amazing views on a clear weather day.

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Getting there

The trailhead for the Golden Cap Walk can be found in the Seatown Car Park, opposite the Anchor Inn in Seatown.

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Golden Cap Walk Description

As there are some fairly steep stretches of trail on the Golden Cap Walk, you will definitely want to wear some proper walking boots with good support. Additionally, you will likely encounter some livestock along the route, so make sure to keep your dog on a lead at all times to avoid any potential interactions. Lastly, if you are planning to walk this route after a period of heavy rainfall, come prepared to encounter some boddy/muddy stretches of trail.

If you are looking for a fun walking route that features a bit of challenging terrain and beautifully scenic views of the Dorset Coast and English Channel, then you will certainly enjoy the Golden Cap Walk. Climbing up to the summit of Golden Cap will likely get your heartrate up, but there are few trails in the area that will be able to rival the scenic beauty of the seaside views here. Don’t forget to pop into the Anchor Inn next to the trailhead, a dog-friendly pub with great food and drink.

Setting out from the car park in Seatown, you will head northwest through the village and begin climbing uphill across the rugged coastal terrain. The slope here is a bit steep, so take your time and you will find yourself atop Golden Cap in no time. From this amazing summit viewpoint, you will have a sweeping sightline along the coast that reaches out to Charmouth in the west.

After taking in the views, you will head downhill to the northwest and cross over a short stream before arriving at the edge of Muddyford Lane. Head right here along the road and take in the views of St Gabriel’s Wood and Langdon Hill, before turning to the southeast to make your way past Filcombe Wood. Here, you will skirt around the southern edge of Langdon Wood, heading back downhill to the southeast on the return to Seatown where you began the Golden Cap Walk.



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