Things To Do
Walk to Mupe Bay….. at the weekend or when the Ministry of Defence ranges are open, enjoy a peaceful walk with stunning views. Walk around Lulworth Cove to the far end, up the wooden steps onto the cliffs. Following the marked pathways along the cliff edge, you will pass the Fossil Forest, which can be accessed by stairs, onwards to the beautiful Mupe Bay. If you are lucky, you may find you have the cliffs to yourself, apart from the cows ! …..Quiet and Calming.
Corfe Castle and Steam Train to Swanage….. The picturesque village of Corfe is nestled in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck. The historic ruins of the Castle stand majestically above the village. Now in the care of the National Trust, a regular calendar of events are held within the Castle grounds, from guided tours, displays of armoury, to open air plays during the summer months. After you have explored, and perhaps been rejuvenated by a spot of lunch or afternoon tea, why not climb aboard the Steam Railway, and soak up the atmosphere of a time gone by and arrive in Swanage for a walk along the Promenade.
Studland and Harry Rocks…..Studland, walking from the Knoll Beach car park you will have a gentle walk along the wide golden sands, past the designated area for Naturists! to Shell Bay and back again for a look around the National Trust Shop and maybe an ice cream or cup of tea in the café.
To Harry’s Rock, parking in the National Trust car park, a gentle incline to the cliff edge at Harry Rocks, rewards you with stunning views of Studland, Sandbanks and Poole in the distance. If you are feeling energetic, carry on up the cliff and you will be rewarded with a view of Swanage below.
Walk to top of Hambury Tout, West Lulworth…...If you are feeling fit, and in need of walking off your breakfast, take a walk to the top of Hambury Tout, the hill to the front of Cove House. You can either walk up the steps carved into the hill at the main Lulworth car park….quite steep! Or the slightly gentler ascent past the village stores and along Church Road up towards and through the Durdle Door camp site. Either way you will be rewarded with beautiful views of the Cove, Durdle Door and of course, the view down to Cove House.
Tyneham Village and Warbarrow Bay……At the weekends, and other times specified by the Ministry of Defence, it is possible to walk around the remains of what was once the village of Tyneham. A remote Dorset village, conscripted by Churchill’s cabinet to assist in the preparations for the D-Day landings. A fascinating experience, full of atmosphere. Following the signs, venture on the 20 minute walk, along the gently sloping, unmade stone path to Warbarrow Bay. Only accessible by foot or boat, you will be rewarded with a wonderful view of the Jurassic coastline.
Cove House B and B, Main Road, West Lulworth, Dorset BH20 5RL