Things to see & do

Explore this special place

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What's on

Summer might be almost over but our events programme is still going strong. We're busy planning some family-friendly events for  October half-term but in the meantime there's a boat trip along the Jurassic Coast to look forward to in September.

Car free coast walks

Go car free and enjoy a care free coast walk through the countryside. Why not follow the South West Coast Path from West Bay to Charmouth? You can stop for lunch at the Anchor Inn at Seatown and use the X53 bus service to return to your start point.

Did you know...?

  • The old stone track at St Gabriel's was once the main London to Exeter road
  • It's estimated that the coastline was a mile further out in the Iron Age (4,000 years ago)
  • Over 25 miles of footpaths crisscross the estate - paradise for walkers
  • The soft cliffs to the east of Golden Cap are the top habitat in the whole country for invertebrates
  • The estate has a very ancient landscape dating back to the 16th century

Tramper trails

We're pleased to announce that you can now hire an off road tramper wheelchair for use on the Golden Cap Estate. We've created two circular routes to try with the tramper - a shorter route around Langdon Hill and a longer circular route through the estate itself.

Share your photos

If you're visiting the estate this week don't forget to share your photos on our Facebook page.

We also love to hear about wildlife you've seen and which 50 things activities you've ticked off while you're here.

50 things activities

50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ to try:

  • Find a geocache - there are several on the estate
  • Go swimming in the sea - while it's still warm enough
  • Climb a huge hill - tackle Golden Cap
  • Map and compass - try our new orienteering route
  • Fly a kite - pick a windy day up on Stonebarrow

Seasonal wildlife

Ranger Jon Sibthorp's wildlife highlights on the estate this month:

Birds: We've seen swallows lining up on the building roofs at Filcombe in readiness to begin their long flight back. They're most likely first broods from this year.

Butterflies: Look out for the silver-washed fritillary butterfly.

Plants: Foxgloves are adding some colour to the field margins along with the vivid red spikes of common sorrel.

Summer walking

Be sure to take time to enjoy the wonderful views from the top

Be sure to take time to enjoy the wonderful views from the top

Fancy getting out for some fresh air in the beautiful summer sunshine? Follow some of the spectacular South West Coast Path which runs through the estate. Bright blue skies provide far-reaching views along the Jurassic Coast

If walking isn't your thing, how about running, following a smugglers' trail or hunting for geocaches?