Saturday, 16 July 2005

Coastwalk , South West Coast Path

Lulworth Cove → Flower's Barrow

[An old tank on the Lulworth Range]

Distance: 4.07 miles
Ascent: 467 metres
Duration: 2 hours 22 minutes

Looking down from the range
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It's the weekend so that makes it 'walk across a firing range' day. Today we returned to walk the other half of the Lulworth range.

[Waves crossing each other in Lulworth Cove]

Future coastwalkers should note that while the path from West Lulworth to Little Bindon climbs high over Bindon hill, an alternative along the beach of Lulworth Cove seems possible. That said, I'm glad we took the high route. Looking down at the natural harbour it's possible to make out the interference patterns in the waves as those generated by each headland cross.

[Fossil Forest]

It's rewarding to look down from the path a little further on too. The fossilised remains of a forest are visible in the cliffs below the firing range: strange circular mounds and hollow formations of rock. This is the Jurassic Coast at its most raw.

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