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Coastal Walk Lulworth Cover to Durdle Door

Durdle Door has been a place I have always wanted to visit but never really got round to actually going there, until this year. After hearing the news of the Azure window collapsing in August 2017, I knew that I shouldn't leave it too long, because with natural erosion you never know when it will not be there anymore.

"The views from the top were glorious, the sun was shining, there was a chill in the air and I felt alive"

I picked the 4th January as the day I would visit, because it is a special day for me and one that I feel I should spend near to the water. So what better time than this special day to explore a new coast line, tick an item off my to do list and remember my dad all in one trip.

After completing my morning appointment in Gosport and with my neighbour in tow we set off for the Dorset Coast, neither of us knowing where exactly we were going so I left the navigation up to the iPhone.

The plan was to drive to Lulworth Cove, leave the car there and then walk to Durdle Door.  This way I could taken in the breath taking views of this stretch of the Jurassic coast. The plus side to doing it this way round was that we walked up the big hill first! Hills don't normally bother me, but I was just getting over an illness so it really took it out of me by the time I got to the top. It didn't help that the wind was against us too! The views from the top were glorious, the sun was shining, there was a chill in the air and I felt alive.

A short walk later we arrived and the weather couldn't have been better. The rough seas, low shining sun and blue skies made it perfect and the photos below show this.

Before driving down I had stopped and collected a bunch of flowers, I only took two of the flowers with me on the walk and after stopping for a spot of lunch I went down to the water edge and threw them in, in memory of my dad. Annoyingly with the wind direction and the sea state they didn't want to leave the beach, but it was the thought that counts.

We slowly made our way back to Lulworth Cove and because this was another place I had not visited before, we took the opportunity to have a wander around this. Of course we stopped for a cup of tea and cake because it is not a winter walk without a cup of tea!

I highly recommend everyone to go and see this stunning coast line, but remember to be careful on the cliff edges and always pack the appropriate clothing.


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