Walk - Lulworth Cove & The Fossil Forest
2.2 miles (3.6 km)
Lulworth Cove Car Park - BH20 5RQ Lulworth Cove Car Park
Moderate - A relatively short walk across a beach and uneven ground with an optional steep hill. The section to Stair Hole is suitable for pushchairs and some wheelchairs.
A short walk around Lulworth Cove, visiting the dramatic Fossil Forest, the petrified remains of a cypress forest growing in a swamp on the edge of a warm lagoon in the Jurassic period when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The forest is within the Lulworth Firing Range and so can only be visited when the range is open (most weekends and school holidays - click here for precise dates).
A good walk for children, who will be fascinated by the rock formations and the fossil forest, as well as the shingle beach with its limestone and chalk spurs and boulders. It is also good for dogs as it passes a beach and pub where dogs are welcome. Have a look at our Top Dog Walks on the South West Coast Path for more dog friendly beaches and pubs.
To download our Access guides, where you can find additional mapping and photographs showing gradients, path surfaces and other detailed information such as parking and toilet provision, click for Lulworth Cove and West Lulworth area.