West Lulworth to Mupe Bay

A wonderful peaceful walk to the hidden gem of Mupe Bay. Super coastal views and some nice hills too!

Technical sheet
No. 4142335
A West Lulworth walk posted on 04/10/20 by in.search.of.mountains. Update : 05/10/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h30[?]
Distance Distance : 3.86mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 784ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 781ft
Highest point Highest point : 495ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 23ft
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : West Lulworth
Starting point Starting point : N 50.625423° / W 2.251654°
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Description

(D/A) In West Lulworth from the main road, take the short track at the southern end of the main village.

(1) Follow the track for a short distance before taking a right turn through a small gate from where you will ascend the steep hill on which Bindon Hill fort sits. The path will take you above Lulworth Cove.

(2) Head eastwards until you reach the range boundary. Turn left here until you reach the gate that admits you onto the range walks - pay attention to the warnings here. The ranges may be closed owing to military operations. You will reach a fork in the path.

(3) Take the right hand fork to head downhill towards the coast. The views here are magnificent and it is a nice broad track downhill. Follow the track downhill, you will make a hairpin turn until you get to a crossroads of three paths.

(4) Take the path that heads eastwards. Follow this path until the vegetation grows taller and you see a narrow path heading down to the beach at Mupe Bay.

(5) Take the path from the beach back to the main path down. From here turn right so the path follows along the back of Mupe Bay. The path soon becomes very steep. Take care on the deep steps. Continue uphill until you reach the range walk that runs east-west along the top of the ridge.

(6) Turn left so you are walking westwards along the ridge. Continue along the path until you reach the entrance to the range walks.

(7) Follow the path downhill heading towards West Lulworth and the path that you started the walk on, down through the small gate back down to the track (1) and main road.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 108ft - West Lulworth
1 : mi 0.15 - alt. 144ft - Track
2 : mi 0.7 - alt. 302ft - Lulworth Cove
3 : mi 0.9 - alt. 394ft - Fork
4 : mi 1.51 - alt. 220ft - Path
5 : mi 1.89 - alt. 95ft - Mupe Bay
6 : mi 2.35 - alt. 423ft - Ridge
7 : mi 3.29 - alt. 407ft - Path
D/A : mi 3.86 - alt. 108ft - West Lulworth

Useful Information

This walk crosses through a military training area so do ensure that the area is open before you enter. The return path is very steep so do be careful and wear suitable footwear.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Beautiful views all round. Mupe Bay would be a lovely spot for a picnic.

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