Golden Cap: the short route

Walking trail

A three mile walk from Langdon Hill car park.

Three female walkers on the top of Golden Cap on a cold, sunny day



Langdon Hill car park, grid ref: SY412930


From the car park, go through the gate signposted towards Golden Cap. Follow the main path around the side of the hill. The clearings on the left as you follow the track around give magnificent views over Chideock and the surrounding West Dorset countryside. The small coastal hamlet of Seatown lies where the River Winniford meets the coast and Thorncombe Beacon is clearly visible on the cliffs beyond.

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A path circulating the woodland at Langdon Hill


Langdon Hill car park, grid ref: SY412930

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Golden Cap: the short route

Contact us

For more information please contact the National Trust's West Dorset office by email or call 01297 489481.

Golden Cap: the short route

How to get here

Langdon Hill car park, Morecombelake, Dorset DT6 6EP, grid ref: SY412930
By train

Nearest station is Axminster, 7 miles (11.3km).

By road

From Bridport and the east, drive through Chideock village on the A35 and at the top of the steep hill, take the next left into the narrow, unmarked lane.

From the west, go through Morecombelake and after passing Felicity's Farm Shop, take the first turn right into the unmarked, easily missed lane. Take the first left and follow the signposted track into the National Trust car park.

By foot

The South West Coast Path passes just below Langdon Hill.

By bus

Coastline X53 and First 31 services run through Morecombelake - alight next to Moore's biscuit factory and walk along the footpath behind the factory following signs to Langdon Hill.

Golden Cap: the short route

Facilities and access

  • National Trust car park and small play area at Langdon Hill
  • Pub and toilets at Seatown
  • Outdoor toilet and picnic benches at Filcombe Farmhouse, and various leaflets and local information available during office hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • Felicity's Farm Shop with small café, Moore's Biscuits shop and Post Office at Morecombelake
  • Two pubs and village stores in Chideock village