Thorncombe Beacon, on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, is 157m high. It’s quite a slog up to the top, but once you’re there the outlook is lovely. To the east, the West Bay and Burton Bradstock cliffs stand tall above the sea, while to the west Golden Cap stands proudly against Lyme Bay.
I left later than planned, so I had to walk very quickly to reach the top of the Beacon before sunrise. I got there in time though, even if I was a little out of breath!