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South West Coast Path- Lulworth Cove & The Fossil Forest Walk
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Owner description: 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.
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“I love it!”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Lulworth Cove is perfect place to enjoy amazing breathtaking view of the coast and white rocks, turquoise waters, lots to explore. The paths can be sometime danger for less mobile people, beaches can get very crowded during holidays, but they are definitely worth visiting.

Visited August 2013
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Kendal, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Don't follow the herd - head for Mupe Bay”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

The herd head over to Durdle Door, which is well worth a visit.
But if you head over the down from West Lulworth through the ranges to Mupe Bay, you won't regret it. We passed possibly 5 other groups of a few people, where the Durdle door path was a steady stream

You can approach the ranges walk from the cove, but its a LOT of steps. Instead, start at West Lulworth church and take the little lane opposite the road down from the church past the shop. A gate to the right leads up onto the down. Then follow an fairly obvious track to your diagonal left. It climbs steeply and in places goes very narrow through the Gorse. But eventually brings you to the top of the down, just at the gateway through onto the Ranges path.
The path through the ranges is open most days during school holidays - check at the information centre in Lulworth if outside the school holidays. There are dire warnings to stick to the path and NOT touch anything through the ranges, or you MAY DIE. Possibly over-egging. The views back over Lulworth cove are stunning, as are the views down the Jurassic cost past Mupe Bay.
If you're feeling VERY energetic, there's a huge flight of steps following the cliff up around Mupe Bay. Too much for us on a very hot day with a small child.
We then followed the coastal path back towards Lulworth and past the fossilised forest. A truly weird creation of nature. Its a shame the informative plaque has almost worn away to the point of being unreadable.

Visited August 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Durdle Door & Man of War Beaches”
Reviewed 16 July 2013 via mobile

The walk from Lulworth Cove is challenging but worth it when you see the spectacular coastline and beaches

Visited July 2013
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“long walk”
Reviewed 2 July 2013

beautiful views of lulworth cove and the coast line . the forest walk is steep and you need to be fitter than I am as it looks a long way up but it is worth it. also the military have their land and that in itself is quite exciting.But at weekends they are not firng their guns!!!!

Visited June 2013
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Caerleon, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Lovely Walks on Sunny Days!”
Reviewed 21 March 2013

Spectacular scenery abound round here. You'll be spoilt for choice of where to caste your eyes.
Take a picnic & some good walking shoes - you won't regret it !

Visited June 2012
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