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South West Coast Path- Lulworth Cove & The Fossil Forest Walk

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Fantastic path

Brilliant having accessed at various times during our stay. Very taxing in places if you're not... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Rob D
Grimsby, United Kingdom
Hardcore hiking !

When staying in Lulworth for a few days, we always do a couple of long walks, firstly to see the... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Barry H
Essex, United Kingdom
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A 2 mile walk along part of the South West Coast Path from Lulworth Cove to the nearby fossilised forest – highlights of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
Main Road, West Lulworth BH20 5QS, England
+44 1752 896237
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All reviews durdle door steep steps worth the effort approx miles stunning walk walking boots coastal views stunning scenery castle inn plenty of places to eat school holidays walks trunk swcp flatter fossilized trek
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Check if the army ranges are open. If not much of the easterly walk is a road diversion for many miles. If open, the range walks are great across the hills, and enable many circular walks The westerly walk gives great views, but has many...More

Thank Bryanmarbella
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Brilliant having accessed at various times during our stay. Very taxing in places if you're not fit. We loved it and had our 3 dogs with us.

Thank Rob D
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

When staying in Lulworth for a few days, we always do a couple of long walks, firstly to see the stunning views from the cliffs, and secondly to build up an appetite for dinner each evening ! Our first day we walked the coastal path...More

3  Thank Barry H
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

When OPEN this has to be the most spectacular section of the SWCP. Walked in from Kimmeridge to Lulworth 7 miles along coastal bit & then return back long the ridge. Stunning sunny day seen at its very best including a detour via Tyneham Ghost...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We recently stayed in a lovely B&B within walking distance of the coast walk, the cove and the most picturesque beach and coast views. There was also a lovely pub within walking distance The Castle Inn. We had lovely weather and if had more time...More

Thank 154Veronica
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

This is another very interesting part of the Jurassic Coast section of the SWCP, offering some quite testing walking, great views all the way and a useful stopping point in Lulworth, although note that it does get very busy on sunny weekends.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped at The Lulworth Cove Inn after a 13km hike along the SWCP and wasn’t disappointed. Plenty of outside shady areas after a day in the sun with comfortable seating and a great menu. Can recommend the fish and chips but all food looked...More

Thank _tracybuckland50
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

There’s a bit of steady climbing and a steep descent by steps but otherwise a walk that anyone could make. You’ll be rewarded with fabulous coastal views and have earnt that ice cream on your return to Lulworth Cove. Of course, you have to climb...More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Part of the Jurassic park route. You can see fossil rock but the stairs going right down are closed. Great views but very muddy hike up from the cove if it has been raining. If you hike long enough you end up at a nice...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Visitors centre very worth while exploring very informative about how the cove and sea erosion causes stacks, coves etc. We visited in May on a beautiful day out of school holidays and already busy, I would try and avoid school holidays as could imagine it...More

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Response from atlanticophelia | Reviewed this property |
The walk from West Lulworth to Osmington Mills cover a lot of experiences of the jurassic coast. But Weymouth is a little far away to get great views.
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