Rural and Coastal Walks

See & Do

Exploring on Foot

There is a comprehensive network of Public Rights of Way, Permissive footpaths and Open Access areas that allow you to explore the coast and Estate. Walking is very popular and there are ample parking facilities. Walks starting at West Lulworth include:

From Durdle Door Holiday Park, why not try:

  • The walk to Fossil Forest on the far side of Lulworth Cove (dependent on Firing Range Opening Times); simply walk all the way around the Cove until you come to a set of steps. Follow the signs to Fossil Forest.


  • The walk to Scratchy Bottom, which is just further West of the viewing platform at Durdle Door.


  • Or for a bit more of a challenge, take the hilly coast path to Ringstead Bay (just over 11km each way). Walk along the coast path west from Durdle Door and keep going.


Walk Guides and maps are available from Lulworth Cove Visitor Centre. Circular Walks of varied ease and beautiful changing scenery include:

  • Walk Guide 4 – Lulworth Cove to Lulworth Castle
  • Walk Guide 5 – Lulworth Cove and Bindon Hill fort
  • Walk Guide 6 – Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door and on to White Nothe
  • Walk Guide 7 – Stair Hole and Lulworth Cove
  • West Lulworth Village Trail
  • Access to the Army Range Walk (please check firing times)


For additional Walks and Hikes in Lulworth and the surrounding areas, you may find ‘10 Adventures‘ useful.



Please take great care when walking by the cliffs – some are crumbling and very dangerous. Stick to waymarked paths at all times.

Remember to shut gates behind you and keep your dog on a lead where livestock are present and in bird nesting season between March-July.

Take your litter home.