8 September 2016

Why You Need To Visit Dorset's Durdle Door | 5 Things To Do In England's Jurassic Coast

England and the UK, in general, has some pretty amazing places, so if you are one of those that visits the UK and only go as far as London then you are missing out. A visit to Dorset's Durdle on the Jurassic Coast one you have to add to your list when you visit the UK. It's in Dorset which is just a stunningly beautiful region in England. A visit to Dorest or Durdle, in this case, perfect any time of the year. I have posted on weekend and day trips to East Sussex, Thorpeness, Snowdonia, Gloucester, NewcastlePortsmouth, Bath, Bristol and Llandudno, just a short list of places to inspire your explorations of Great Britain. About 2 weeks ago, we ventured off to the Jurassic Coast, mainly because I wanted to visit Durdle Door. Durdle Door is a natural limestone arch on the Jurassic Coast. It sits on privately owned land but accessible to the public. The Jurassic Coast is a now a World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast of Southern England. It stretches out for nearly a 100 miles. So plenty of trails for hiking! It's about 3 hrs drive from London but easily accessible by train as well.

Jurassic Coast is one of UK's popular destinations in Britain for many Britons, but not many tourists venture out to this part of England. Whether you are after fossils, hiking, cycling or just to take in the views on the coast there is plenty to and take in the area. Below are a few activities to start you off.

Things To Do On Jurassic Coast

Walking The Jurassic Coast - The best way to experience the scenery is definitely by walking the coastline. The 95 miles from Old Harry Rocks to Exmouth offers up some amazing and stunning views. All that's need is a good pair of walking shoes.

Cycling The Jurassic Coast - Many of the towns and villages along Jurassic Coast are connected via National Cycle Network offering a great way to explore the area at your own pace. Even better if you can transport light camping gear and camp along the routes through Jurassic Coastal towns.

Take A Rib Ride from Lulworth Cove - We took the Rib Ride from Lulworth Cove which also takes you behind Durdle Door. You can also take city cruises from Poole and Lyme Bay.  I will be showing you more of Lulworth Cove in the next post.

Fossil Hunting -  There ae fossils right along the Jurassic Coast. There are guided fossil walks from Charmouth Heritage Center or Lyme Regis Museum. The visitor Center in Lulworth Cove and some of the museums will also display some of the most important finds yet.

Kayaking - You take part in kayaking tours while in the area. These activities start off from Lulworth Cove which I will be sharing in the next post.

For more information on visiting this beautiful place, check out Jurassic Coast's official website.

Where to stay in Dorset

We booked at the YHA but there are plenty of bed and breakfasts, small hotels and hostels in the region. Have a look at this list of hotels in Dorset for accommodation options near Durdle Door.

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  1. Yasss! So gorgeous, and you are too! Hope to get there someday soon. Hopefully next year sometime :)