GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Lyme Regis to Golden Cap Walk

5 miles (7.3 km)

Follow the coastal path from Lyme Regis to the splendid Golden Cap Estate on the Jurassic Coast. It's about a 4.5 mile walk from the town to the estate with beaches, cliffs, river views and some lovely countryside to enjoy on the way.
Starting on the front in Lyme Regis head east along the beach to Charmouth. You'll pass the cliffs at Black Ven and the Spittles which are a well known fossil hunting spot. Check the tide times before you start along the beach. If it's coming in it's best to follow inland paths to Charmouth. In the village visit the fascinating Charmouth Heritage Centre where you can see fossil collections and learn all about the geology of theJurassic Coast.
After exploring the village continue east, crossing the River Char on the footbridge. You then climb up to the cliffs of Cain's Folly where you pick up a section of the South West Coast Path. This takes you along Broom Cliff before climbing to the trig point in the Golden Cap Estate. The high point stands at a height of 191 metres (627ft), providing spectacular coastal views. The estate also includes some lovely woodland trails and a wide variety of flora and fauna to look out for. Keep your eyes peeled for rare orchids, wildflowers, haymeadows and unusual fungi in the woodland areas.
To extend your walking in the Lyme Regis area you could head east and try the popular Lyme Regis to Seaton Undercliff Walk.

Lyme Regis to Golden Cap OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lyme Regis to Golden Cap Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast 01

Lyme Regis

Promenade at Lyme Regis - geograph.org.uk - 239994

Promenade at Lyme Regis

The lower slopes of Black Ven - geograph.org.uk - 484055

The lower slopes of Black Ven

Beach at Charmouth - geograph.org.uk - 712530

Beach at Charmouth

Footbridge over the River Char, Charmouth - geograph.org.uk - 712516

Footbridge over the River Char, Charmouth

Cain's Folly - geograph.org.uk - 1231068

Cain's Folly

Cattle grazing at Westhay Farm - geograph.org.uk - 94092

Cattle grazing at Westhay Farm

The trig point on Golden Cap with Langdon Hill behind. - geograph.org.uk - 1146057

The trig point on Golden Cap with Langdon Hill behind.

GPS Files

GPX File

Lyme Regis to Golden Cap.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Lyme Regis to Golden Cap.mmo (right click - 'Save As')