Welcome to Dorset Allsorts

We'll be posting a variety of facts and photos of whatever takes our fancy as we wander around Dorset. They may be of churches, buildings, visitor attractions or natural scenes – in fact there will be all sorts! We hope they will give you a glimpse of some of the sights this beautiful county has to offer.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Lulworth Cove

Another popular spot for visitors to Dorset, this natural horseshoe shaped cove is situated on the Jurassic Coast (a geologist's dream!) and was formed approximately 10,000 years ago by the power of river and sea.  The cove's unique shape is a result of wave refraction.

Nearby is Stair Hole, which is how Lulworth Cove probably looked thousands of years ago.  It has one of the best examples of limestone folding in the world, caused by movement of the Earth's crust millions of years ago. 

Fishing boats at Lulworth Cove

About a mile along the coast is the famous rock arch, Durdle Door.  It's a lovely walk from Lulworth to Durdle Door and is a deservedly popular stretch of the South West Coast Path, with some beautiful coastal scenery.  And once you're back in Lulworth, try out one of the local ice creams - you won't be disappointed!

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