Dorset is a dog loving county and there are many places to take your four legged friend while on holiday. Most of us at Dorset Coastal Cottages have at least one dog to assist us with our exploration of the area here are some of our discoveries from the Lulworth area for you to explore:
Clouds Hill (Lawrence of Arabia’s home)
The home of T.E. Lawrence more commonly known as of Lawrence of Arabia. this small cottage houses an exhibition about his life and the cottage is very close to as he left it just before he died in a motorcycle accident on a local road nearby. You can also bring along your dog on a lead in the grounds.
Dogs on a lead are welcome in the grounds but not in the castle. There are woodland walks, a children’s playground and spacious grounds to dog walk and picnic.
Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door
Lulworth is a pretty village with an oyster shaped cove with two pubs and various cafes and shops. The cove is an iconic Dorset landmark and just over the hill is Durdle Door, the famous rock arch. The beaches here allow dogs all year.
An area of the coast between Lulworth Cove and Kimmeridge Bay, used by the army for tank training. This has enabled this stretch of coastline to be totally unspoilt by development. Great beaches at Worbarrow Bay and Mupe bay. The public have access most weekends and school holidays for walking, please check opening times. The roads are open more regularly, again check opening times. It is best to keep your dog on a lead through this area to ensure that they do not stray into trouble.
Tyneham Village (check range opening times)
A village “frozen in time”, the village was evacuated in 1943, as it had been commandeered by the army for training purposes and the war effort. The villagers believed they would return, but, it never happened. Today this village ruin sits in a beautiful valley with a track leading to Worbarrow Bay. The village has two exhibitions in the church and the old school house displaying what life was like “back then”. The ancient Hill Fort of Flowers Barrow is set high above and provides great sunset views – a perfect place to take the dog for a walk on a lead.
A three acre Georgian/Victorian garden with stream, ponds and large lawn areas. There is a great cafe and small farm shop as well – and your dog can come too if on a lead.
Dogs are allowed on many beaches in Dorset we’ve put together a few of the dog-friendly beaches for your information.
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