Access for all to Golden Cap
During the summer months, two tramper trails offer those with limited mobility a chance to enjoy parts of the estate which would otherwise be inaccessible to them. The routes have been designed to showcase some of the best views, wildlife and historic features.
The routes start and end at the National Trust office at Filcombe Farm, where you can hire a tramper (loaned to us by Countryside Mobility) to take out on the trails. The tramper is normally available from May to the end of September, depending on ground conditions.
A circular route around the panoramic hill, taking in views of Lyme Regis, Golden Cap and inland to the Marshwood Vale. Bird song, wind rustling through the beech trees and dappled sunlight are some of the highlights on this trail.
This route is not available at present due to difficult ground conditions. A different feel to this route entirely - rolling meadow and views across the estate, passing laid hedges, meadow flower and grazing cattle. This circular route takes you past the ancient ruins of St. Gabriels Church and along the old lanes of the estate. The longer and slightly more challenging route of the two as it is partly over uneven ground.
The tramper is available from Thursdays to Sundays, at 10am or 2pm. Booking in advance is essential. To hire the tramper, you will need to be a member of Countyside Mobility - you can take out an annual membership for £10 or a taster (2 week) membership for £2.50. To make a booking, or find out more, please contact the West Dorset office, open Monday - Friday only, 9.30am - 4.30pm. firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01297 489481.