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  Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door in Dorset  

Lulworth Cove Sunset

Lulworth Cove in Dorset at Sunset
By Leigh Cousins 06/10/2016
Canon 5D Mark II 16-35 USM 16mm 3-Shots F.16 1/30second ISO100


Lulworth Cove in Dorset, a prominent part of the Jurassic Coast that spans 95miles to Devon. I was very fortunate to stay at the lovely Bishops Hotel, a stones throw from the cove. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway, the staff and food are amazing. This shot consists of 6 shots, 3-shot panoramic with a seperate exposure for the sky.

The area wasn't very busy due to the end of summer and the holidays, this made for a very peaceful evening as I walked around the cove and tried to figure out how to get up to the peaks. The cliffs are made up of limestone rock dating back some millions of years where the coast was formed, the beach itself is made up of pebbles, flint, rocks and seaweed and walking seems like some kind of army training but after 15 minutes I was near the east side of the cove, which is a lot quieter, infact there was nobody around, it was very much like a paradise island until that wind chill kicked in!
On the far side are several paths leading up, 1 with steps but that seemed to lead back towards the mouth of Lulworth Cove. I decided to take the next path up, a rather steep climb, through some foilage and you can see the peak. Incase anyone is wondering about the tide, I found very little information online about high tide conditions, but I walked back around the cove at 8.30pm, at high tide (2.4M) and there was plenty of space to walk even though some of the powerful waves got close. Now I beleive the high tide can reach 4M but not often, need to check the tide updates but even at 4M you will only get your feet wet! *Caution* Never underestimate the weather and be careful, all it takes is a slight shift in the patterns for all hell to break loose!

Lulworth Selfie


Lulworth Cove Abstract



Man O'War Bay

Man O'War Bay to Durdle Door
By Leigh Cousins 07/10/2016
Canon 5D Mark II 16-35 USM 16mm f/16 1/2second ISO100


Durdle Door, the famous arch in Dorset. From the car park it takes no more then 15 minutes to walk down the path past Man O'War beach, down the steps and onto the pebbles. The first thing you will notice is the sheer size of the limestone rock formations, before long comes the thought of how nice it would be if the beach had sand. But treading away along the Jurassic coast is a beautiful experience.


Durdle Door Beach

Lulworth Cove Milky way

Milky Way over Lulworth Cove


Milky Way Bishops Garden

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