Dodman Point from the south west
|Elevation||373.88 feet (114 m)|
At 374 feet (114 m) Dodman Point near Mevagissey is the highest headland on the south Cornwall coast. It was originally known as the Deadman or Deadman's Point, which names are still sometimes used. It hosts the remains of an Iron Age promontory fort. At its seaward end is a large granite cross, erected to help protect shipping from this headland. It is mentioned in the shanty Spanish Ladies.
Below the large stone cross, there is a way down to the bottom of the small cliffs and there is some climbing there on the faces mainly bouldering as it is rarely scaled so there are no fixed anchor points.
- Ordnance Survey Bench Mark height via http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/mapsearch.aspx
- McKenzie & al. The New British Channel Pilot, containing Sailing Directions from London to Liverpool, including the Bristol Channel, and from Calais to Brest; also for the Coasts of Ireland, from Loch Carlingford to London, and thence to Galway Bay; compiled from the Latest Surveys of the Coasts of England and Ireland, also of the Coasts and Harbours of France, including the Remarks and Observations of Several Pilots, Masters in the Navy, and Coasters (11th ed.), p. 66. J.W. Norie & Co. (London), 1839. Accessed 26 May 2014.
- "UK Climbing Limited". Dodman Point.