Things to see & do
Explore this special place
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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
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.
50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ to try:
- Find a geocache - there are several on the estate
- Climb a tree - at our tree climbing event
- 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
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.
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?