A Golden anniversary present for Golden Cap

The golden-topped Portland stone sculpture, situated in woodland facing Golden Cap

If you go down to Langdon Woods today you may be in for a surprise. We’re thrilled to be showcasing a sculpture by Zac Greening, inspired by Golden Cap, the rocky shoulder of the Jurassic Coast and the highest point on this coastline.

Zac Greening is an award-winning artist who takes his inspiration from nature and his surroundings. He created the piece in local Portland Stone, with golden leaf detailing to mark the 50th (Golden) Anniversary of the Enterprise Neptune Campaign in 2015. The sculpture is inspired by the Cap itself and the rugged coastal landscape surrounding it, so it seems most fitting that it can be found on the southern edge of Langdon Wood, looking across to the Cap itself.

Enterprise Neptune is National Trust’s campaign to protect our coastline for the future and has been its most successful fundraising campaign so far. Enterprise Neptune funding has been instrumental in helping us to acquire much of the Golden Cap Estate, including St Gabriel’s, Cains Folly, Doghouse Hill and Filcombe Farm, home to the West and North Dorset office. 

Through membership, generous donations, Enterprise Neptune and other fundraising, National Trust now looks after 780 miles of coastline, for ever, for everyone.