Things to see & do

Explore this special place

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Wild pirates day

Thursday 14 August, 11am-4pm

Polish off your cutlass, position your eye patch and join us for a swashbuckling adventure trail at Stonebarrow. You can start your self-guided trail any time between 11am and 3pm. Why not bring a pirate's picnic to enjoy before or afterwards? Fantastic family fun.

£3 per trail. Meet at Stonebarrow shop 

Summer events

We have regular outdoor events in the summer, including family-friendly trails and 50 things themed activities to keep the kids entertained in the school holidays.

We also work with external organisations hosting events on the estate, including the annual Charmouth Challenge run in July.

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)
  • The photogenic estate has been used as a filming location for various films and TV dramas
  • 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 at Camp Bestival

Step into summer with 50 things activities at Camp Bestival

Step into summer with 50 things activities at Camp Bestival

Thursday 31 July - Sunday 3 August

Are you headed to Camp Bestival this year? So are we. The popular family festival at Lulworth Castle is the perfect place to experience some of the exciting outdoor challenges on our 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ list. Join us in the National Trust's '50 things meadow' to kick start your summer adventure, with tree climbing, barefoot walks, den building, stargazing and much more.

Show and tell

We're on Facebook. Been exploring the estate? Trying some 50 things activities at Camp Bestival? 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 whole estate - the hedgerows, woodland, cliffs, fields and grassland, ponds and streams and heathland - is teeming with wonderful wildlife.

In the summer months we've recorded 20 different species of butterfly including the common blue. What will you spot on your visit?

Enjoy an active summer on the estate

Pause to admire the view when you reach the top of Golden Cap

Pause to admire the view when you reach the top of 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 summer is an idyllic time to follow some of the spectacular South West Coast Path which runs through the estate. Cloudless blue skies provide far-reaching views along the Jurassic Coast, and the hedgerows and meadows are awash with wildflowers.