The ‘West Dorset Three Peaks’ Challenge

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). Attempt the challenge in one 9.3 mile walk, or split it up into 3 separate walks during your stay. We’ve designed a circular route that starts at either Highlands End Holiday Park or Golden Cap Holiday Park.


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 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

Walker’s Leaderboard

Jack Elgar – 3 hours 0 minutes – 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

Runner’s Leaderboard

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

Catherine Fay – 2 hours 7 minutes – view on Facebook

Mark Soane – 2 hours 20 minutes – view on Facebook

Veteran’s Leaderboard (over 60s)

Robbie & Hils Woods – 3 hours 16 minutes – view on Facebook

Robert Gilchrist – 3 hours 56 minutes

More information

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.

View the Route online