England’s Jurassic Coast

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Over the summer, me and a friend drove through the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. We made pit stops at New Forest National Park, Lulworth Cove, Old Harry Rocks (yup, that’s the actual name), and Corfe Castle.

The Jurassic Coast itself is 95 miles long, stretching from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset (where you can also find Old Harry).

With road snacks in hand and music playing, our first stop was New Forest, where wild horses roam and where the rain made everything much more lush and vibrant.

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After we were thoroughly soaked from our walk in the rain, we drove onward to our Air BnB stay in Lulworth Cove. It was a cute hut built from scratch by our host, Roy, with a detached bathroom. Totally cute and located near trails.

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The infamous Durdle Door

 

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Durdle Door from above

After a few days in Lulworth Cove, my friend and I drove back home to Brighton. But wait there’s more! On our way home we decided to stop by Corfe Castle, and finally, Studland to hike up Old Harry Rocks.

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The ruins of Corfe Castle. Construction began under William the Conqueror in 1086 and by 1106, the castle was one of the best-fortified in England.

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Studland Bay and Old Harry Rocks:

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Overall, it was a fantastic trip. Definitely nice to have a friend to drive me around though so it was incredibly convenient as well, as opposed to when I travel solo. I absolutely loved walking through Corfe Castle, where you can literally touch England’s medieval past. There were trails surrounding the castle that have fantastic views of the countryside. Luckily, it was such a lovely day when we drove through.

If you happen to be a WWII history buff, Studland Bay also has pill boxes still intact from the war. If you have the time and are itching for a road trip, definitely consider driving through Dorset and the Jurassic Coast. Loved it!

*P.S. Beware of windburn when you walk through the trails at Durdle Door and Old Harry Rocks. LOL

 

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