The Dodman is the highest headland on the south Cornish coast. Offering spectacular views, this area is also of great archaeological interest. A massive Iron Age earthwork, nearly 666m long and over 6m high, encloses the headland. Over 2,000 years ago this earthwork could have housed a series of dwellings, known collectively as a promontory fort or cliff castle. The Bulwark earthwork provides a circular footpath around the Dodman, connecting to the South West Coast Path. There is also a late 18th-century watch house, a survivor of what was a chain of Admiralty signal stations set up to alert the Navy in Plymouth of any untoward shipping movements. Adding to the drama of Dodman Point is a large, granite cross erected in 1896 by Rev. G Martin as a navigational aid for seafarers, visible from several miles away.
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