Walk - Chideock to Charmouth
5.4 miles (8.6 km)
Chideock's Duck Street - DT6 6RY Charmouth The Street - DT6 6QJ
Moderate - A lot of ascent and descent, but with an optional detour around Golden Cap, and paths may be muddy after rain.
From Charmouth take the bus to Chideock and walk back along a rollercoaster ride of a walk, with an optional detour around the highest peak of Golden Cap. The route travels high (and sometimes low!) along the edge of cliffs carved and sculpted by rain and sea over millions of years. At the foot of the cliffs nestle treasure troves of fossils brought down by frequent rockfalls. Scientists have been able to use these to give dates to various geological events, as well as piecing together fragments of dinosaur bone to draw a picture of one of the monsters roaming here in prehistoric times. Inland there is a pastoral landscape of medieval fields and farms.