Golden Cap

Important notice -

Due to movement of the cliffs, the steps leading down to St Gabriel's beach are closed until further notice.

Stunning coastline and England's only natural World Heritage Site

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Things to see and do

Julia Bradbury standing on the western slope up to Golden Cap with a view of Lyme Bay in the background

Julia Bradbury's Best Walks With A View - Golden Cap 

Former Countryfile presenter and keen walker Julia Bradbury filmed in the West Dorset region for her ITV series Best Walks with a View. Discover her favourite scenic landscapes from the Golden Cap walk, and if you've been inspired to lace your boots you can read the route to follow in Julia's footsteps.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Jurassic Coast boat trip from Lyme Regis 2017

Tue 04 Jul 2017
Join us for a cruise along a stretch of Jurassic Coast, with detailed commentary from Geologist, Richard Edmunds and National Trust Coast Adviser, Tony Flux.
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Places to stay

The terrace at Portland House with sea views

National Trust places to stay in West Dorset 

West Dorset is an ideal holiday location. Our places to stay are located by the coast in gorgeous countryside that's featured in the hit TV programme Broadchurch and the Far from the Madding Crowd film starring Carey Mulligan.

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Parasol Mushroom at Burton Bradstock

Wildlife on the Golden Cap Estate in Dorset 

Learn about the wildlife you can see on the Golden Cap Estate, from wildflowers in the haymeadows to dragonflies in the ponds.

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Our work

The wooden steps rising up the cliff from St Gabriel's Beach

Steps to St Gabriel's beach closed again 

The steps providing access to St Gabriel's beach from the coast path near Golden Cap are closed again until further notice due to movement of the undercliff. We're sorry for any disappointment this causes walkers.