Facilities & access

General

  • Set on a rolling hillside above the picturesque village of Cerne Abbas
  • Enjoy a gentle stroll along footpaths leading up to the Cerne Giant from Cerne Abbas and the viewing area off the main road
  • To avoid damage and erosion, access to the giant is restricted
  • Free parking in A352 lay-by (not NT). Suitable for coaches
  • Public toilets in Cerne Abbas village
  • There is a picnic area a short walk away from the viewing point at the car park
  • There are several public houses and tea rooms in Cerne Abbas village
  • Dogs are welcome, but please keep them on leads
  • Information point detailing some of the history and wildlife you can see here
  • A National Trust guide book about the Cerne Giant and Dorset's hill-forts is available for £2. Contact us to have one sent to you in advance of your visit

Family & children

  • The grassy hillside is a great place to discover butterflies and wild flowers in summer

Access

  • The car park is on flat, level tarmac and has one designated accessible parking space
  • A viewing area is located in the car park and offers the best view of the giant
  • The picnic area is a short distance from the car park, accessible along a grass verge
  • The giant itself is on a very steep slope along a mixture of grass and chalk surfaces. It can get very muddy after wet weather

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