Things to see & do

Explore this special place

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What's on

Our next event is a brand new one for 2014 - an afternoon and evening of festive family fun in the fresh air this December. Planned activities for this Christmas event at Stonebarrow are still being decided. You can find all the latest details on the Events page.

Car free coast walks

Go car free this month 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

50 things to tick off this month

Build your own cosy den using twigs and branches

Build your own cosy den using twigs and branches

Our pick of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ activities to experience this season:

  • Find a geocache - there are several on the estate
  • Build a den - shelter from the cold in your cosy den
  • Go star gazing - cold and clear nights are ideal
  • Explore inside a tree - there are lots of ancient trees with crevices
  • Make a trail with sticks - where will you discover on your trail?

Show and tell

We're on Facebook. Been exploring the estate? Trying some 50 things activities this autumn?

Share your photos of things you've got up to or the wildlife you've seen - we love to hear from you.

Our rangers post regular updates so it's a great place to get all the latest news.

Seasonal wildlife

The hedgerows and fields are full of tasty treats at this time of year, and you can still see butterflies on warm autumn days.

Want to know more? Check out this guide to autumn wildlife on the estate, from our Ranger Jon Sibthorp.

Enjoy an active autumn on the estate

You’re never to young to climb Golden Cap

You’re never to young to climb Golden Cap

The Golden Cap Estate is definitely best explored on foot, from walking and running to following a smugglers' trail or hunting for geocaches.

Early autumn is an idyllic time to 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, and you can enjoy some spectacular sunsets.