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!
Come and join us for a trip along the beautiful Jurassic Coast.
Tonnes of fun! Bringing the history of tanks to life, supported by the world’s best collection of tanks & action packed displays. Visit the website
There's lots to do at one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal forts, built in the 1540s to protect against French and Spanish invasion. Visit the website
A magical island rich in history, wildlife and adventure. Enjoy peace, tranquillity and breathtaking coastal views and walks.
Serious shopping and entertainment centre. Tethered balloon flights, great beaches and top concerts throughout the year.
Join experienced skipper Luke Pettis on a deep sea fishing trip from the bustling port of Weymouth.
Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre Portland (ASWC Portland) is a not-for-profit watersports centre offering sailing tuition, multi-activity and schools and groups packages for ages 5 plus.
There are great climbing opportunities around Portland, including sport climbing, deep water soloing and bouldering.
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.