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

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Address: Main Road, West Lulworth BH20 5QS, England
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+44 1752 896237
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A 2 mile walk along part of the South West Coast Path from Lulworth Cove to...

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.

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There are some good paths and some which are not so great. This in part is very weather dependent. It was very wet and slippy when we visited, so care is needed.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Derbyshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are some good paths and some which are not so great. This in part is very weather dependent. It was very wet and slippy when we visited, so care is needed.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Indigo blue skies and stunning scenery mixed with superb geology made this a special afternoon. Park in the visitor centre then explore. The paths are well marked and suitable for most. The walks are not that strenuous but I would recommend supportive footwear if exploring the cliffs, beach etc.Go at different times of the day as the lighting has a... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I embarked on the Lulworth Cove and Fossil Forest Walk with some friends in March 2016. It is really nice and a great way to see the geology in the area. At the time the Fossil Forest was closed off due to landslides following bad storms in the Winter just past, but I have been before and it is great,... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you are in Dorset you really need to visit this part of England. The coast line here is beyond expectations and easy to get to. We visited on a Saturday afternoon and there were lots of shops on the way and plenty of places to eat and drink. The walk is not too strenuous although some of it is... More 

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Copenhagen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Lulworth Cove is a nice variety on the coast path. It offers a chance to both walk the beach and climb the slopes for great views.

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Kent
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We used this walk and to be honest so do lots of dog walkers that DON'T clean up after their pets. It was a constant game of dodge the dog mess. Such a shame that they don't consider others. I would not recommend this for those with young children or those that aren't too used to some rough terrian either.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Morning coffee overlooking the cove or tea in the afternoon is a must take a book or paper and relax .Looking for fossils is a great way to spend an hour and listening to the sea wash up around your ankles.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a wonderful place with beautiful clear water. It feels and looks more Mediterranean than British. The only downside is the difficult commute from bigger cities so unless you have a car you may need to research in depth how to get there.

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Cricklade, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Took the footpath from the carpark to the viewpoint above Stair Hole then down into the cove and walked round under the cliffs on the shingle to the wooden staircase on the far side. Shingle walking very tiring so not for the less able. Turn right at the cliff top after ascending staircase and climbing steps cut into hillside. After... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The weather wasn't that great and so I wasn't expecting it to be very busy. It was very very busy. Would recommend sensible shoes to get to the beach and going for the day. Stunning views and the beach was nice.

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