Walk - Durlston Country Park's Woodland Trail
1.1 miles (1.7 km)
Durlston Country Park car park - BH19 2JL Durlston Country Park car park
Easy - A fairly easy coastal walk, along surfaced tracks and woodland paths with one steepish climb (that can be avoided) midway through the walk. A Tramper mobility scooter can be borrowed from the visitor centre to do this walk or explore the rest of the Country Park.
One of four waymarked trails through the National Nature Reserve 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.
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