West Lulworth Warnings and Dangers

  • Man of War Bay
    Man of War Bay
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  • Heed the warnings please
    Heed the warnings please
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  • View of the beach from the western headland
    View of the beach from the western...
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    Stay on the paths

    by toonsarah Updated Jul 14, 2008

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    As you walk the various cliff paths at Lulworth and the surrounding area, you will see many signs like the one in this photo. Please, do as they say and stay on the paths, as the cliffs here are unstable and crumbling in places. When we were there it was very windy and therefore even more important to stay well back from the edge as the sudden gusts made standing still quite difficult. Needless to say, you must be especially careful if you have young children with you. I saw several families where the children were being carried by a parent rather than risk them running too close to the edge. For the same reason, please keep your dog on a lead.

    Be careful too on the beaches at the foot of these steep cliffs, especially if you see fallen rocks that suggest that the cliff face is liable to erosion, as many here are. Do not stand under or climb up these cliffs. I read on a website how in August 2002 a 14 year old German student, on a day out with other students, was walking on the beach at Stair Hole when rocks fell from the cliff. Sadly, she received serious head injuries and had to be airlifted to hospital.

    Heed the warnings please Chris on the path to Stair Hole View of the beach from the western headland
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    Steep paths and steps

    by toonsarah Updated Jul 14, 2008

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    Walking on the cliffs here is generally not suitable for anyone who cannot tackle steps and steep paths, e.g. wheelchair users and those who find climbing difficult. My main photo shows the steps that lead down to Durdle Door beach, and photo 2 the view down into Man of War Bay from part way down the steps there.

    Moreover, the steps can be very uneven as they are cut out of the cliffs, and they are crumbling here and there too, though car parking fees do pay for some upkeep on all the footpaths. So watch your footing, and if you don’t feel like tackling the steps, there are still great views to be had from the top!

    Steps to Durdle Door beach Man of War Bay On the path down to both

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