Weymouth to Kimmeridge
Key information: Weymouth to Kimmeridge
- This is arguably the finest stretch of the whole Jurassic Coast, and one of the best of the South-West Coast Path.
- Superb coastal views and a hive of human and natural interest (salute those fossils!).
- A demanding rollercoaster in places.
- Walkopedia rating87
- Natural interest16
- Human interest12
- Negative points3
- Total rating87
- Note: Negatives: 3 Pretty popular in high season.
- Length: 27+km
- Maximum Altitude: N/A
- Level of Difficulty: Variable
This is arguably the finest stretch of the whole Jurassic Coast, and one of the best of the South-West Coast Path. But it is effectively 2 days walking (a great weekend!) If you do it all.
If done in two days, the first day would be Weymouth to Lulworth Cove, a demanding 11-mile rollercoaster above the area's white chalk cliffs, with superb views back east to Portland Bill.
Between the famous rock arch of Durdle Door and Lulworth, you will be far from alone. Lulworth Cove is also endlessly photographed am dos amazing in its way , with its perfect, symmetrical horseshoe beach and narrow gap out to the sea between the harder limestone outer cliffs.
The 7+ mile walk between Lulworth and Kimmeridge is also a stunner, spending time meandering over the hills of Lulworth military ranges.
It is another demanding up and down, labouring up across Bindon Hill, down to sea level at Arish Mell, then up again across the fine Iron Age hill fort of Flowers Barrow, above vast sea cliffs and commanding thrilling views. You then trudge on, above Gad Cliff and crossing high Tyneham Cap, to follow the descending cliffs down to attractive Kimmeridge Bay.
A really memorable walk.
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