A CAR park with access to a popular Dorset beauty spot will be closed for six weeks.

The car park at Langdon Hill provides access to the woods with a walk that leads to Golden Cap.

The National Trust has given advance notice that this car park is due to be closed for six weeks beginning on April 15

This is due to essential work being carried out on the woodland tracks at Langdon.

The Trust has provided an alternative route for tourists wishing to visit the beauty spot.

A spokesperson for the National Trust said: "To access Golden Cap between April 15 – May 26, we recommend parking at Stonebarrow and following the waymarked route from this car park.

"After six weeks the car park will be reopened, with access available to Golden Cap, but the northern circuit will remain closed for an estimated further six weeks.

"The work will improve the condition of the existing tracks by topping them up with new stone, re-profiling the tracks to improve drainage and widening the tracks to their original width in other places.

"The project once completed, will also improve access for visitors, particularly those in wheelchairs, off-road mobility scooters and pushchairs."