Golden Cap (West Dorset)

Lasts 6 hours

 

On this safari we explore deep into the West Dorset countryside. We travel roughly in a 20 mile radius of the National Trusts famous Golden Cap estate.

We start by traveling along one of the most picturesque coast roads found any where in England today.  

We identify some familiar local landmarks. 

                     

Then we travel along one of the old smugglers routes where the ‘king of smugglers' organized a thriving trade of contraband in the 18th century.

After viewing some of Marshwood Vales best known land marks, we travel down some beautifully scenic byways that get you face to face with the best of West Dorset country side.

 

Here there are many stories of civil war, failed rebellions, and religious persecution.  Try and guess what these gate post are made of?

Next we visit the famous Colmers hill and the place where Dorset's very own breed of sheep were started.

You will be surprised by the historical importance of this part of Dorset and the influence it once had upon the country.

Golden Cap Safari

We then stop at a local pub for some top quality local food & drink (extra cost) before traveling off road once more to reach the top of Eggardon hill, which many regard as the finest views of any hill fort in the UK.   

Finally we travel back to Weymouth across some stunning countryside and past some tiny hamlets, whilst not loosing sight of the Golden Cap.

Golden Cap Safari

Cost £80.00 / person

 

Call us on 01305 772324