Cliff fall near Lulworth Cove

Following the landslide at St. Oswald’s Bay between Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door on the morning of 30 April 2013, diversionary routes have been put in place by Dorset County Council and the Lulworth Estate, allowing the South West Coast Path to remain fully open and safe for visitors to this area.

It should be emphasised that Durdle Door Holiday Park is some distance from the affected coastline and remains fully open for those wishing to use the caravan, camping and restaurant facilities at the Park. The beaches at Durdle Door, St. Oswald’s Bay and Lulworth Cove also remain open.

The advice from the Lulworth Estate is to exercise due care and behave responsibly when visiting the area; to observe all warning and diversion notices and avoid sitting directly beneath the cliffs.

Walkers using the South West Coast Path are advised to keep to the designated route and stay away from the edge. As well as the South West Coast Path there are many miles of other coastal and countryside walks on the Lulworth Estate, full details of which are available from the Heritage Centre at Lulworth Cove.

James Weld of the Lulworth Estate said “This spectacular cliff fall is part of the natural erosion process along the Jurassic Coast and is a common feature of this area, primarily during the winter and spring, although seldom on this scale. As always, visitors to this stunning coastline should take care and be aware of their own safety”.

Published on: May 1, 2013