Walking and Rambling around Lulworth Cove
Get back to nature and stride out on foot to explore the beauty of this part of the country. Whether it be walking routes or off the beaten track, you’re sure to enjoy wandering around and taking in the sights.
Discovering Britain walk with the Royal Geographical Society: Partly Real, Partly DreamA mile south of YHA Lulworth Cove, the natural spectacle of the hostel’s namesake is reason enough to holiday here. Formed by water swell at the end of the Ice Age, the cove has been continually eroded ever since. Photographs duly snapped it’s time to set off. Today you’ll traverse a variety of terrain that includes undulating chalk cliffs, grassy paths and quiet country tracks until you reach the fine Georgian seafront at Weymouth. YHA Portland lies five miles beyond at the northern tip of the limestone isle.
What makes it special
- Beautiful scenery
Other things to do nearby
A friendly, colourful seaside town with an award winning beach, amazing chalk pillars of Old Harry's Rocks and a very English Victorian pier.
Opened in 1967, the Mowlem Theatre is situated on the sea front at Swanage and has over 200 film productions a year as well as 60-100 nights of live theatre.
Explore the beautiful countryside around Swanage on the old steam trains that chuff along to Corfe Castle and beyond. Visit the website
Uncover the secrets of Dorset's iconic medieval monument and discover how royalty, warfare and nature have shaped the castle.
One of the UK’s finest beaches and extensive nature reserve. Enid Blyton lived here, so look for Policeman Plod’s thatched cottage!
Our exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare from World War One to the present day.
The perfect day’s adventure, this island wildlife sanctuary is easy to get to but feels like another world from the moment you step ashore. The island sits in the middle of Poole Harbour, with dram
Serious shopping and entertainment centre. Tethered balloon flights, great beaches and top concerts throughout the year. Visit the Bournemouth website
Just five minutes away from the South West Coastal Path, literally behind the hostel, Litton Cheney is the perfect stop over on your journey to Land's End.
If you're looking for a more adventurous break, mountain biking around the Lulworth area of Dorset will get the legs and adrenaline pumping.
Once you leave the village of West Lulworth, you'll discover flatter areas, perfect for a relaxed bike ride.
This lovely area is great for water sports. The Jurassic Kayak Tours offer accompanied treks past Durdledoor and to the East and West of the cove.
The whole of Purbeck area, a lot of which is An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is just waiting to be explored.
There are some great routes including Chalk Ridge between Corfe Castle and Old Harry Rocks, it's quite steep at first but suitable for all levels and there's stunning views on either side.
Cycling is very popular in Dorest, thatched villages and quiet lanes make it easy to get off the beaten track and explore the tranquil terrain. Here the pace is leisurely and the going is easy.
In Poole Harbour you can try your hand at something less 'wet'...parasailing!