Saturday, 13 June 2015

Lulworth Cove


We took a trip to Lulworth Cove whilst on holiday in Bournemouth. It is absolutely beautiful location, we walked over the hill to see Durdle Door and I'd seen one guide which suggested that this walk - is a ==  "strenuous walk."
They weren't kidding actually - don't do this unless you are reasonably fit. It may only be a mile, but the hill is very steep and the stone steps, where they exist - are really slippery, having been worn away by thousands of footsteps. In other places, the path is stony and so it is easy to slip. Don't attempt this in flip-flops!
However, having said all this - it is worth going! Fab! It is a phenomenal piece of geology to see, breathtaking(!) and the waves are amazing!
Being a coastal area it's always worth being prepared for it to be windy and if it is sunny, warm day - take plenty of water as once you leave Lulworth Cove the nearest place to get a drink is to go back the way you've come.


website map:

Cove and Durdle Door, Lulworth, Dorset

This circular walk starts from the Durdle Door car park by taking the downhill inland route to the Heritage Centre at Lulworth Cove. The walk then continues over a steep hill to Durdle Door on one of the most walked stretches of the South West Coast Path. From Durdle Door the walk returns to the car park.
See the detailed walk directions.
This walk can take much longer than expected as there is so much to see and enjoy. Allow time to explore the Heritage Centre, Lulworth Cove and surrounding area, then maybe spend some time on the beach near Durdle Door.
Please check our walk preparation guide.
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Distance:2.0 miles / 3.2 kmDate:June 2005
Climb:520 feet / 158 m Walk Duration:1 hr 10 mins
Difficulty:ModerateCalories used:330 kcals
The arrows on the map show the locations of walk direction pictures. 


Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove set in the timeless and stunning Jurassic Coast - this gem of a bay is a great place. It can get very busy during holiday times but out of those or towards the end of the day you can enjoy the cove in some relative peace and quiet and admire this natural spectacular scenery and sunsets on the coast.
We enjoyed a local produce Dorset ice cream from the delicious ice cream shop located on the roundabout at the top of approach road.