The walk around Lulworth Cove and the Fossil Forest is a popular one with families as, not only is it just under two miles long, but children are always fascinated by the sight of the Fossil Forest. The walk circles Lulworth Cove, taking in the remains of what was once a forest roamed by dinosaurs. Try to imagine how the area looked during the Jurassic Period, when the trees stood in a swamp just off what was then a warm lagoon.
The shingle beach you’ll pass is a nice spot to pause and watch the kids enjoy the dramatic landscape, and there are some intriguing rock formations to admire while you’re there. This is a dog friendly beach too, so the whole clan can enjoy the walk. The forest is found in Lulworth Firing Range so you’ll need to time your visit for a day when it’s open, and that’s usually weekends and school holidays.
This is quite an easy walk for all ages, although some of the terrain is uneven and you’ll need to cut across a short beach. The petrified remains of the cypress forest make it one of the most interesting sections of the coast path, so if you can complete it during your holiday in Dorset then do do do!