Discover Dorset’s Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site by walking its most famous section. Together, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door make one of the UK’s most photographed areas, and this walk is one of the most scenic dog walks you’ll ever experience. In short, this is an exhilarating walk on a stunning stretch of Dorset’s coastline.
Lulworth Cove attracts an impressive 500,000 visitors every year, and the walk from Lulworth to the geographical celebrity that’s Durdle Door is 6.8 miles long. The terrain isn’t easy going, (you’ll have to climb stiles and navigate your way along grass tracks and stone paths) but with one eye on the sea views as you go you’ll be wowed every step of the way.
The path runs quite close to the edge of the cliffs at times, so if your dog gets a little excitable it’s probably an idea to keep him close or on the lead just to be on the safe side. You’ll be walking routes that humans have trekked along since the Stone Age, and as dogs are welcome on the beaches at Lulworth Cove and Dudle Door you’ll be able to sit on the sand for a rest along the way. Take some time to sit and admire the rock arch at Durdle Door, but no matter how long you sit there you won’t be able to get your head around the fact that it’s more than 140 million years old...
Look up at the rocks above Durdle Door, as they’re home to the remains of a petrified forest that was swallowed by the sea millions of years ago and then fossilised.