Morcombelake Village to Golden Cap circular route




Access Restrictions ?

Lyme Regis

3½ miles


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An excellent circular walk from Morcombelake village to Golden Cap, the highest point on the south coast.

It provides great views along the coast and of Morcombelake village.


here is the detailed walk

Morcombelake Village to Golden Cap, Circular walk
How to get there: - Grid Reference 399939. At the west end of Morcombelake,
there is a turning to the south called Ship Knapp. Turn into this lane and park
on the left after about 100 metres, near the finger sign to Golden Cap.
Information: No toilets available.
Walk details:-
Follow the finger sign towards Golden Cap. This will lead you on a level path and
track along the base of the small ridgeway to your right and will bring you out at a
crossroads with a farm lane(3/4 mile).
Turns left then immediately right down the next track and follow the track and then
path to the top of Golden Cap (1 mile). First you will meet the memorial stone to the
Earl of Antrim, from the National Trust. Continue along the top, past the Trig point
and follow the path off the top to the left.
At the stile on the descent, carry straight on across the field to the next the stile. Cross
this and turn left for Langdown wood and proceed up the slight incline to the next
finger signs. Here, turn left around the edge of Langdown Wood for about 1/3 mile
until you come across a stile in the left-hand fence which you should take and follow
down to Filcombe Farm ahead of you.
Here, you should turn right and right again, selecting the path across the field rather
than the farm track to the lane. After crossing the field, you will meet the lane and
cross the lane to the stile in the opposite hedge. Cross this and follow the path back to
Morcombelake village (1/2 mile).
Turn left and proceed along the road until you turn left into Ship Knapp and back to
your car.
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