17 January 2011

#25 Exeter, United Kingdom | GB-192908

Golden Cap is a hill and cliff situated between Bridport and Charmouth in DorsetEngland. The cliffs are the highest point on the south coast of Great Britain. The name derives from the distinctive outcropping of golden greensand rock present at the very top of the cliff.

The Jurassic Coast is 153 kilometres (95 mi) in length, running from Orcombe Point near Exmouth, in the west, to Old Harry Rocks on the Isle of Purbeck, in the east. The coastal exposures along the coastline provide a continuous sequence of TriassicJurassic and Cretaceous rock formations spanning approximately 185 million years of the Earth's history. The Jurassic Coast contains a large range of important fossil sites.

Golden Cap stands at 191 metres (627 ft) and is visible for tens of miles along the coastline. 

Property No #1029

It's in the list of UNESCO as a part of Dorset and East Devon Coast.
Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO: 2001

Thank you, Louisa (louisa_rowe) !

Received on: January 17, 2011
Travel time: 15 days
Distance: 2048 km (1,273 miles)

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