The Coast... a refuge from the stresses of everyday life
If you love walking with breathtaking coastal views then you're in for a real treat when you come to Lulworth Cove and surrounding Jurassic Coast Bays and Coves. We have walking guide books in your guest room so you can decide which way you'd like to walk, and how long! Walking west towards and past Durdle Door is never restricted, but walking East along the South West Coast Path is sometimes restricted because it passes through the Military of Defence firing ranges, called the Lulworth Ranges. Here are all the dates you need to plan your walking in this direction:
Lulworth Range Walks and Tyneham Village opening times 2018
On this page you can find out information on the opening times for walking on the Lulworth Ranges and accessing Tyneham village.
The Lulworth Range Walks and Tyneham Village are open to the public every weekend with the exception of the following:
- 24 and 25 February - closed
- 17 and 18 March- closed
- 13 and 14 October - closed
- 10 and 11 November - closed
- 08 and 09 December - closed
In addition to the weekends they are open every day during the following times - all dates are inclusive:
- Easter 30 March to 15 April 2018
- Spring Break 26 May to 03 June 2018
- Summer 27 July to 02 September 2018
- Christmas 22 December 2018 to 07 January 2019
The exhibitions in Tyneham School and Tyneham Church are open from 10am until 4pm on the dates above. The gates to the walks are open at approximately 9am on Saturday and remain open until 8am on Monday morning when only open at the weekends. The vehicle access gate to Tyneham is opened at 9am and locked each night at dusk. For any further information please phone 01929 404 819
Walkers Welcome at Bindon Bottom!
We do like things to look nice, but we also like to offer lots of practical perks for walkers and lovers of the outdoors. We have boot scapers at the front step, the entrance porch is a tiled floor, with a radiator to dry boots & coats, umbrellas and a seated window sill to sit and tie your shoes laces!
South West Coastal Path
The Purbeck section of the South West Coast Path, starts at Shell Bay, Studland and heads west along the coast to White Nothe. This walking route provides fantastic access to the Jurassic Coast on recognised, safe routes passing places of interest such as Old Harry Rocks, Ballard Down, Dancing Ledge, St Aldhelm's Head, Kimmeridge Bay, Worbarrow Bay, Lulworth Cove, St Oswald's Bay and Durdle Door. Maps and more information on their website South West Coast Path. And here's another handy link, Lulworth Cove Tide Times.
Pedal Around the Purbecks with the help of the local specialists - Purbeck Cycle Hire Leave your car behind and travel around the Purbecks the environmentally friendly way. This part of England is a cyclists paradise so come now before everyone discovers it! Most of the routes are based on the closest, flattest and most traffic-free trails around Wareham but there are an abundance of other areas to discover especially if you put your bikes on the train and use the local rail service from Wareham for the start or finish of your cycle adventure. For instance, you can cycle to Blue Pool, Kimmeridge, Lulworth, Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World, Lawrence of Arabia's grave and Tolpuddle armed with only a bike, a map (available from Purbeck Cycle Hire), and a little energy and adventurous ambition. Bikes can be booked and also delivered to your accommodation, so don't hesitate, give them a call on 01929 55 66 01. Please note: 48 hours notice required. Website: www.purbeckcyclehire.co.uk