Walking in and around Lulworth

The Lulworth Area is a paradise for walking with the iconic scenery of Durdle Door which is not to be missed, clear waters of Kimmeridge Bay and of course the wonderful Dorset countryside just inland from the sea that is a pleasure at any time of year.

South West Coast Path: 12 miles Ringstead Bay to Kimmeridge Bay

The path starts to become harder as you leave Ringstead and follow the cliffs. There are some steep climbs on the way to Lulworth Cove. On the plus side by going up these climbs you gain some amazing views, looking back at the limestone arch of Durdle Door, the high cliffs of White Nothe and Weymouth Bay  with the Isle of Portland beyond. Lulworth Cove has a choice eateries where you will be able to obtain refreshments.

It is also hard going when you start in the Lulworth Ranges, however, the effort is worth it and you will be treated to some spectacular vistas. The Path is up and then down all the way with fantastic views of  bays, cliffs and dramatic landscapes. The path can only be used when the range is not in use by the army for tank training. The ranges are open – most weekends and holidays  here for details.

Jubilee Trail: 15 miles Broadmayne to Bere Regis

The trail is a long distance footpath to celebrate the Rambler’s Association 60th Anniversary in 1995. It runs right across the county of Dorset from Somerset to Hampshire. The trail tends to avoid popular paths and seeks out quiet villages with views of rolling hills and secret valleys.

The Lawrence of Arabia Trail: 7 mile circular route from The Bovington Tank Museum

Leave Bovington pass through deciduous woods, then onto Hardy’s Egdon Heath. Follow the Frome River a chalk river with an abundance of fantastic wildlife including salmon, brown trout, water voles and otters. Then back onto Egdon Heath with woodlarks, nightjar and buzzards. Stop at Clouds Hill, Lawrence of Arabia’s home, then stop again at the main tank viewing area where the tank training takes place. Then head on back to the Tank Museum in Bovington.

Short Walks

A few of our favourite shorter walks from the Lulworth area……..

Worbarrow Bay: 3.5 miles from Tyneham Village

Durdle Door: 2.5 miles from Lulworth Cove

Lulworth Range Walks: Restricted Opening Times

For additional strolls and walks simply visit these great websites to enhance your exploration and you will be able to plan additional routes for your stay in Dorset:

I Coast, Walking in Dorset, Walking in Britain, Jurassic Jaunts, Walks 4 Softies and Treasure Trails

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