We’ve put together a challenge that everyone is talking about – the West Dorset Three Peaks Challenge! Scale the great heights of 3 of Dorset’s most prominent landmarks – Thorncombe Beacon (157 metres), Golden Cap (191 metres) and Colmer’s Hill (127 metres). A great challenge for locals and holidaymakers, attempt the route in one 9.3 mile hike, or split it up into 3 separate walks. We’ve designed a circular route that starts at either Highlands End Holiday Park or Golden Cap Holiday Park, but you can join the route wherever suits you.
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Go easy and take in the amazing views from some of the county’s best viewpoints or see how quickly you can complete the challenge and email us your time and some photos to email@example.com so we can add you to the leaderboard below and share on our social media!
Post your photos on social media using the hashtag #WDLHThreePeaks
As always, please be careful when walking along the coast path as the cliffs can be unstable. Please avoid going too close to the edge and keep dogs on leads when near cliffs and around livestock.
Nick Drew – 2 hours 16 minutes
Matt Nelson – 2 hours 22 minutes – view on Facebook
Nigel Robinson – 2 hours, 27 minutes – view on Facebook
James & Elliot Tole – 2 hours 34 minutes – view on Facebook
Melissa Lingard, Dominic Wigg & Paddington Bear – 2 hours 48 minutes
James Cox & Ben Newman – 2 hours 48 minutes – view on Facebook
Jack Elgar – 3 hours 0 minutes – view on Facebook
Karen Sutton – 3 hours 4 minutes (additional 0.9 miles) – view on Facebook
The Barr Family – 3 hours 10 minutes – view on Facebook
The Knight Family – 3 hours 31 minutes – view on Facebook
Steve Hiscock & Family – 3 hours 37 minutes – view on Facebook
Beth Williams & Will – 3 hours 39 minutes – view on Facebook
The Pinchen Family – 3 hours 50 minutes – view on Facebook
Pete, Sam & Sophie Roberts – 3 hours 51 minutes (additional 1.1 miles) – view on Facebook
The Hope Family – 4 hours 21 minutes – view on Facebook
The Blackburn Family – 4 hours 30 minutes – view on Facebook
Dave Roy – 1 hour 22 minutes – view on Facebook
Grant Gibson – 1 hour 27 minutes – view on Facebook
Chris O’Brien – 1 hour 28 minutes – view on Facebook
Nick Butcher – 1 hour 38 minutes – view on Facebook
Tara and Mark Ferguson – 1 hour 40 minutes – view on Facebook
Richard Tuck – 1 hour 50 minutes
Duane Cordingley-Gaunt – 1 hour 59 minutes – view on Facebook
Catherine Fay – 2 hours 7 minutes – view on Facebook
Mark Soane – 2 hours 20 minutes – view on Facebook
Veteran’s Leaderboard (over 60s)
Frank Cordingley – 1 hour 59 minutes (run) – view on Facebook
Robbie & Hils Woods – 3 hours 16 minutes – view on Facebook
Robert Gilchrist – 3 hours 56 minutes
There are some great places to stop along this route for refreshments, including Martin’s Bar & Restaurant at Highlands End Holiday Park, Downhouse Farm Cafe, The Anchor Inn at Seatown, The George Inn at Chideock and Symondsbury Estate.
Please note the stretch up ‘Hell Lane’ in North Chideock is very muddy and wet, especially from October to April. An alternative route would be to walk east through the village alongside the A35, past The George Inn and follow the footpath sign up to the top of Quarr Hill where it meets the top of Hell Lane.
The Three Peaks Challenge is part of our Bridport Walking Guide