I am forever amazed that after 33 years of life I am still inspired and excited by the stretch of coastline I live on in the UK. The Jurassic Coast spans a large piece of the Dorset and Devon Coastline and has some very scenic walks. I have many favourites but the most popular area of the coast seems to be around Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.
Durdle Door is popular for good reason too. It’s an extremely scenic beach with a natural arch formed over thousands of years.
If you are visiting Durdle Door and enjoying walking and hiking then I really recommend heading east along the clifftop on the South West Coast Path towards Weymouth. It’s an incredible piece of coastline with a bit of a roller coaster start! There are some very steep up and down sections.
Recently we parked at Durdle Door and walked to Osmington Mills for a late lunch (there is a great pub, The Smugglers Inn right on the SW Coast Path) and then returned back towards Durdle Door as the sun was setting.
This is around a 12 mile round trip but you can head inland at Ringstead if you fancy changing up the route back to the car. Remember thought the start was very steep so on the way back this means the end of the walk has the steep up and down sections!
We had a perfect late summers day for our walk blue skies, warmth and a calm sea made for some excellent views and photos. There were also a few paragliders flying along the coastline and I was quite envious of the views they must’ve been getting from up above.
I am hoping to continually share my coastal walks and different locations of the Jurassic Coast on the blog. You can view more of the coastline my seeing my previous Jurassic Coast posts here.
If you are visiting Dorset and want some suggestions of walks and things to do then please get in touch. I will happily send you some maps of places to visit and might even join you on a walk!