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.
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
Flowers: bulbous and meadow buttercup; yellow rattle in the hay meadows; bird's foot trefoil; in the hedgerows - red campion, cow parsley and stitchwort; ragged robin and water forget-me-not in wetter areas of some fields.
Trees: hawthorn (white blossom) and crab apple trees (white or pink blossom); oak and ash beginning to come into leaf.
Birds: plenty of swallows about with the first brood of young on the way; kestrels and sparrow hawks in the vicinity of Filcombe Woods; ravens nesting in Monument Copse.
Butterflies: painted lady; orange tip; speckled wood doing their dance.
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?