Walking the South West Coast Path in Devon and Dorset Coast Path Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door

Coast Path Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door

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east-dorset-holiday-august-2004-083.jpg  But it is well worth walking round above the cove - well away from the crowds!

East of Lulworth cove the path goes through the Lulworth Firing Ranges, and these are not always open

But it is well worth walking round above the cove - well away from the crowds!


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You get the best view of Lulworth Cove from up here,


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Just inside the ranges, follow the path down to the cliff, and climb down to look at the fossil forest


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Just inside the ranges, follow the path down to the cliff, and climb down to look at the fossil forest.
 
The cliff behind is also fscinating, as a thick layer of hard rock shows a dramatic horizontal fault line - where the strata above have moved over t

Just inside the ranges, follow the path down to the cliff, and climb down to look at the fossil forest

Just inside the ranges, follow the path down to the cliff, and climb down to look at the fossil forest. The cliff behind is also fscinating, as a thick layer of hard rock shows a dramatic horizontal fault line - where the strata above have moved over t


east-dorset-holiday-august-2004-095.jpg  The main tourist path is the broad white line up the hill, but it is worth going up the path through the trees to the left, and then a steep climb up to the tourist path.

Looking back over the cove at Lulworth village

The main tourist path is the broad white line up the hill, but it is worth going up the path through the trees to the left, and then a steep climb up to the tourist path.


east-dorset-holiday-august-2004-008.jpg  The main tourist path is the broad white line up the hill, but it is worth going up the path through the trees to the left, and then a steep climb up to the tourist path.
 
Looking back over the cove at Lulworth village. The main tourist path is the broad

Looking back over the cove at Lulworth village

The main tourist path is the broad white line up the hill, but it is worth going up the path through the trees to the left, and then a steep climb up to the tourist path. Looking back over the cove at Lulworth village. The main tourist path is the broad


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From the tourist path, looking down into St Oswald's bay


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From the tourist path, looking down into St Oswald's bay. 
 
The arch of Durdle Door

From the tourist path, looking down into St Oswald's bay

From the tourist path, looking down into St Oswald's bay. The arch of Durdle Door


east-dorset-holiday-august-2004-006.jpg  The cliff edge path is hard work as it rises and falls steeply. A much gentler path follows the coast slightly inland. Weymouth and the Isle of Portland in the distance.

Looking west along the coast

The cliff edge path is hard work as it rises and falls steeply. A much gentler path follows the coast slightly inland. Weymouth and the Isle of Portland in the distance.