Dodman Point

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Coordinates: 50°13′08″N 4°48′11″W / 50.219°N 4.803°W / 50.219; -4.803

Dodman Point is a 400-foot (120 m) high headland near Mevagissey, Cornwall. It is also (and was originally) known as the Deadman or Deadman's Point.[1] It was once 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.

To its north-east and in its lee is the small anchorage and sand beach of Gorran Haven.

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 climbed and so there are no fixed anchor points.

References[edit]