Walk - Durlston Country Park's Woodland Trail
1.1 miles (1.7 km)
Durlston Castle - BH19 2JL Durlston Castle - BH19 2JL
Easy - A gentle coastal walk, along compacted limestone, tarmac and woodchip paths through Durlston’s Victorian landscape, with superb views. A Tramper mobility scooter can be hired from Durlston Castle to do this walk (booking recommended) or explore the rest of the Country Park. A BSL Guide to the Clifftop Trail is available on a tablet, to borrow from Durlston Castle. Printed trail leaflets (including large print and Easy Read versions) are available to purchase from Durlston Castle. A shallow, gently sloping path leads from the 1st car park to the Castle.
One of four waymarked trails through the National Nature Reserve and Grade II listed Historic Garden at Durlston Country Park, a Victorian estate developed by businessman George Burt and a haven for wildlife, as well as a place of international geological importance for its fossils and rock structures. Look out for the quotes from Shakespeare and the Bible, inscribed on plaques around the estate, as well as the massive 40-ton Great Globe of the world as it was in the 1880s. A good walk in autumn, when the leaves start to turn and the woodland is full of birds and small mammals busily preparing for winter.
There are plenty of benches along the route.