THE highest point of the Jurassic Coast is set to shine brightly for a fundraising event.

Tickets for the South West Coast Path Association's Flaming Torchlit Trail at Golden Cap on Friday have sold out.

The two-hour nighttime torchlit hike around Langdon Hill aims to give walkers a unique and atmospheric evening with stunning moonlit views from the top of Golden Cap.

It has been organised in partnership with the National Trust and all money raised will go towards the association's #40FOR40 appeal, that aims to raise £40,000 by the end of October to mark the 40th anniversary of the coast path.

Julian Gray, director of the South West Coast Path Association, said: "This year marks the 40th anniversary of the path, so we hope to see lots of people signing up to and celebrating with us.

"The challenge is a great way to get people together to fundraise for this much-loved national treasure."

It costs a minimum of £1,000 to maintain just one mile of coast path, plus an additional £2,000 for the National Trust to take care of the land surrounding it.

A spokesman for the National Trust said: "The money raised from the walk will fund the ongoing management of our countryside sites, to ensure we can continue to maintain a wonderful environment for nature, and for people to enjoy."

Tickets are still available for the association's walk at Swanage on Saturday, October 27.

For more information about the association, you can visit southwestcoastpath.org.uk