Just a short drive from Weymouth lies Lulworth Cove, an amazing display of nature’s power to change and shape our landscape. The coast road takes you to Winfrith, where you turn right into the little village, where a tiny stream runs alongside the road and out into glorious rolling countryside and quiet roads, bordered by golden fields of rapeseed. You descend steeply from the last hill, drawn on by the glittering blue sea below, into Lulworth Village.
Many folk park up in the reasonably large car park and stride off up the steep climb to overlook Durdle Door, one of the World’s most photographed natural wonders. There is an even stiffer climb to the East. heading toward the Studland Peninsula and magnificent elevated views across the sea. Most leisurely-minded folk may prefer a gentle stroll through the village itself, taking time to enjoy the pub (Lulworth Cove Inn), Hotel and Restaurant (Bishops) and the half-dozen small cafes and curio shops.
A short amble takes you alongside the babbling brook and past the duck pond, down to the shoreline, where the stream bubbles and disappears into the pebbles. If one chooses to relax with a meal and a drink on the shoreline, it is worth knowing the local ducks quite like a few finely diced peppers if you find the salad garnish is perhaps too generous for you. In all, a great way to spend a few pleasant hours and an easy drive back to Weymouth for an afternoon watching boats in the Harbour with a drink in one hand and a great meal to look forward to.