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
Our pick of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ activities to experience this month:
- Find a geocache - there are several on the estate
- Build a den - shelter from the cold in your cosy den
- Go star gazing - clear chilly nights are ideal
- Explore inside a tree - there are lots of ancient trees with crevices
- Fly a kite - pick a windy day up on Stonebarrow
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Wildlife on the estate this month:
- shoots of wild garlic emerging in the woods
- snowdrops in the woods and hedgerows
- shoots of bluebells and daffodils promise a flower display later on in the year
- birds are singing as the weather warms up - listen out for blackbird song and the calls of great tit
- Learn more about spring wildflowers in the South West
Fancy getting out for some fresh air to look for signs of spring? 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?