"Lulworth Cove: a slice of time" West Lulworth by toonsarah
West Lulworth Travel Guide: 22 reviews and 57 photos
This is a designated World Heritage site, a status achieved because of the area’s unique insight into the Earth Sciences. It gives a clear picture of a geological “walk through time” covering the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. The rocks record 185 million years of the Earth's history, and a visit here is likely to get even the least scientific traveller reaching for a geology text-book, or if not, at least pausing to study the rock formations in awe.
I was fascinated by the geology of the coastline and have written about it in more detail in my general tip. But even if the geology fails to grip you as much as it did me, I’m sure everyone will enjoy the beautiful scenery of this coastline, the cliff walks in the fresh sea air and the pretty village of Lulworth Cove itself.
Unfortunately the Virtual Tourist database doesn’t recognise Lulworth Cove itself as a destination, so I’ve used West Lulworth, about a mile to the north, as the host destination for my tips.
We came to Lulworth as part of a short visit to Dorset. The rest of our time there was spent in and around the pretty village of Corfe Castle, where a much more recent period of history, the English Civil War, can be explored.
- In a nutshell:Wonderful coastal scenery and fresh sea air
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