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A gentle geological walk along the north shore of Portland Harbour. This walk is best attempted when there is a low tide, especially a low spring tide (which occur around midday when there is a full moon and new moon). Slippery rocks also occur in places especially round the foot...
It is possible to reach St Oswald’s Bay via the private road that leaves Lulworth Cove behind the Heritage Centre. Alternatively you can take the coastal footpath from the Heritage Centre car park or you can drive to the Durdle Door car park and walk down the footpath from there. There are fine views along the...
The public are being urged to Respect The Water as latest statistics show accidental drowning deaths increased again last year, with more dying at inland water than around the coast.  There were 277 deaths in the UK from accidental drownings in 2021 across inland and coastal locations. This is an increase of 23...
This government cock-up could cost Tory MP Oliver Letwin his West Dorset seat at the next election! More than half of the voters in his constituency have signed a petition protesting against the scrapping of the Portland rescue helicopter as part of government plans to cut coastguard and rescue...
Working west from Osmington Mills access to the beach from Osmington via a minor road is either down the steep path from the Smugglers’ Inn car park or from the coast path and steps just to the east of the pub. As with the previous section from Bran Point to Osmington Mills, a low tide is necessary to...
Below is the evidence that Richard Drax MP for Dorset South gave to a Transport Select Committee on 5th November 2012. At the bottom is the petition for those who have still not yet signed.   Introduction 1. The Portland search and rescue (SAR) helicopter operates in an area...
Once again, swimmers in the UK have been disappointed as the latest bathing water quality data reveals a lack of clean and healthy waters for the summer. According to the European Environment Agency, only 110 coastal and inland sites in the UK were classified as excellent, out of a...
The west side of Worbarrow Bay has more of interest. As with Worbarrow Bay mentioned in article 6 it is only accessible during most weekends and school holidays when the Lulworth Ranges are open. The area can be accessed from Lulworth Cove. Walk around the Cove and use the steps on the east side to reach the coastal footpath. Go through...
The National Coastguard SOS Campaign Group insist that it’s too soon for Champagne corks to be popped but are delighted that the influential Transport Select Committee (TSC) has told the Government today that they must “rule out further closures and ensure that its reforms do not undermine safety”. Responding...
For whom the bell tolls: £20m 'Memo' project takes shape on Dorset's Jurassic coast