Golden Cap

Important notice -

Access at St Gabriels beach is now closed. The permissive path at St Gabriels is currently closed due to a landslide that has taken the top of the steps away. We've had to delay reinstating the steps until ground conditions are more stable.

Stunning coastline and England's only natural World Heritage Site

Golden Cap

Things to see and do

Julia Bradbury standing on the western slope up to Golden Cap with a view of Lyme Bay in the background

Julia Bradbury's Best Walks With A View - Golden Cap 

Former Countryfile presenter and keen walker Julia Bradbury filmed in the West Dorset region for her ITV series Best Walks with a View. Discover her favourite scenic landscapes from the Golden Cap walk, and if you've been inspired to lace your boots you can read the route to follow in Julia's footsteps.

Two children studying their maps at a map and compass event on Stonebarrow

What's on 

There's plenty going on here all year round. From family events in the school holidays to guided walks, why not join us for a special day out?

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Places to stay

The terrace at Portland House with sea views

National Trust places to stay in West Dorset 

West Dorset is an ideal holiday location. Our places to stay are located by the coast in gorgeous countryside that's featured in the hit TV programme Broadchurch and the recent Far from the Madding Crowd film.

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A colourful field of green-winged orchid on the Golden Cap Estate

Wildlife on the Golden Cap Estate in Dorset 

Learn about the wildlife you can see on the Golden Cap Estate, from wildflowers in the haymeadows to dragonflies in the ponds.