Things to see & do
Explore this special place
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Wednesday 27 May, 11am-3pm
Join us at our shop in Lyme Regis during the May half-term to tick off 50 things activity number 26, Hunt for fossils and bones. Meet and chat to Archaeologist Nancy Grace, and collect a 50 things scrapbook and sticker. This is a drop-in event.
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
Who doesn't love English bluebells? Look out for them on Muddyford Lane and mingling with the white flowers of wild garlic in Filcombe Wood. In a few weeks the woods at Langdon Hill will be carpeted in bluebells - a great time to try the Langdon Hill walk.
We are pleased to announce there will be an off road tramper wheelchair available for use on the Golden Cap Estate from June. We're creating two circular routes - one shorter route around Langdon Hill and a longer circular route through the estate itself.
More details on how to book and use the service to follow this month.
Our pick of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ activities to try now:
- Find a geocache - there are several on the estate
- Make a trail with sticks
- Climb a huge hill - tackle Golden Cap
- Explore inside a tree - there are lots of ancient trees with crevices
- Fly a kite - pick a windy day up on Stonebarrow
Wildlife on the estate this month:
- First swallows and wheatears have arrived. You'll often see birds with nesting material in their beaks
- Frogspawn in our ponds is now erupting into a heaving mass of active tadpoles
- Blackthorn is coming into flower in the hedges and hawthorn is just coming into leaf
- Early violets, greater stitchwort, lady's smock, and red campion
- Spring lambs in the fields - please keep dogs on leads around livestock
Fancy getting out for some fresh air in the beautiful spring 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?