Depart for the drive to stunning Durdle
Door in Dorset, with its massive rock arch, set right
on the Jurassic Coast. There is a sloping beach for
bathing, caves and exciting rock strata. Green fields,
rugged chalk cliffs and pebble beaches dominate this
stretch of the Dorset Coast Path.
The natural arch of Durdle Door is a physical feature
of the area which has retained its name for more than
a 1000 years, showing that the coast does not change
very rapidly. The name is derived from an Old English
word "thirl", meaning to pierce (as in "nostril").
The main feature of this is the natural arch, known
as the "Barn-door", formed in Purbeck Limestone
and sufficiently high for a good-sized sailing boat
to pass through.
After seeing Durdle Door enjoy a walk with your guide
along the coastal path to Lulworth Cove, or for those
who wish to take the less energetic option, re-board
your coach for the short transfer.
With its thatched cottages, fishing boats, lobster
pots, wild flowers, quaint little gift shops and tea
rooms - the charm of Lulworth Cove is timeless. Enjoy
morning refreshments before returning to Portland.