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“We braved the rain and fog!”
Review of Golden Cap Estate

Golden Cap Estate
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Charmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

It was a really rainy, windy, foggy day, but we didn't let that spoil our walk! We drove up the very steep and narrow Stonbarrow Lane to the large pay and display car park at the top, and began our walk to the Golden Cap. The walk takes you through a farm, where we met two lovely dogs who wanted to play fetch with us, as well as some hens, a cow and some geese! You get to explore a ruined church and see lots of horses enjoying the hills. Once you reach the golden cap itself, the views really are beautiful. You can see the coast and town of Charmouth and Seatown and the glistening waters (thankfully, the sun came out!). The views are reward enough for the long trek and the fairly steep climb to the top. The walk back takes you through the woods before joining the trail again near the farm. A really enjoyable walk. Once we got back to the car, we realised that we could actually see the Golden Cap from where we had parked, but it was so foggy when we arrived we had no idea!!

Thank Jubbliful
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Golden Cap is a fantastic caravan and camping site along the Jurassic coastline with great views and walks. It apparently used to be a pig farm a few generations ago.

High standards are maintained to keep it a clean and tidy site. It is quiet and peaceful and is great for chilling out.

The staff in the shop (and at their sister park at Highlands End) plus the maintenance chaps are very helpful and friendly and add to the holiday feel of the park. Sadly the owner's son (James Cox) is the bad apple in the box. Customer service is an alien concept to him and arrogance and rudeness characterise his style of management. I guess it's a case of, you can take the boy out of the pig farm......

That aside, this is a delightful place to visit, but I would think long and hard if you are considering purchasing a pitch on a long term basis.....

Thank Trisha R
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

If the weather is good it's worth the hike. National Trust car in the woods is the one to head for. Needs a bigger sign(take a hint please National Trust). Take plenty of water. I would use common sense about the edge. No shop the way I went but if you go over the hills you will pass an old radar hut that has been turned into a National Trust shop. Will go again. If your a National Trust member it's a free day out. If not you will pay parking.

Thank simon e
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

In the summer is is nice to get up from the beach and lets the dogs run free. A very nice range of short circuit walks and longer ones including the Golden Cap itself. Stonebarrow lane is a little narrow and tight but the NT estate at the top is worth the trip. Their little shop can reward your walk with an ice cream!

Thank Uktraveller84
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Several visits over the years and it never ceases to amaze. I was pleased that even being a "little older" now, I was able to climb to the top once more. If the climb up seems intimidating, a pleasant stroll around the woodland is most enjoyable.

Thank Pamela T
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