Durdle Door

Durdle Door


Route: Lulworth and Durdle Door

Area: Dorset

Date of walk: 6th August 2015

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 8.0 miles

Weather: Overcast at start but soon cleared, then sunny and warm

We parked in the main car park in the attractive village of West Lulworth and followed the wide track up the cliff, clearly visible from the car park. There were too many folk around for our liking but we guessed rightly that most of them would visit nearby Durdle Door and go no further. This proved to be the case

Durdle Door is a spectacular rock archway and a wonderful sight as we walked past it and continued along the cliff tops

It was a rollercoaster of a walk, with several big ups and downs and we climbed 1,700 feet in all – enough to get us up an average sized lakeland fell. The views were spectacular, especially so once the initial grey sky was replaced by sun and blue skies thanks to a strong breeze from the west

After passing by a navigation obelisk at West Bottom we turned inland and walked back to the start along the tops of the fields – the views from here were almost as good as those from the cliff tops, and it was a fabulous walk thanks to a combination of spectacular scenery and favourable weather

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