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Lulworth Cove

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50°37'04"-02°14'48" show decimal

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Lulworth Cove
Lulworth Estate, Dorset

Lulworth Cove is a shall-shaped cove that forms part of the Lulworth Estate on the Dorset coast. Formed over millions of years, the cove and surrounding cliffs are now recognised as a World Heritage Jurassic site.

How to get here:

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Road: A35 - Lulworth Cove is accessed off the A352, which heads southeast from Dorchester or southwest from Poole (A351 to Wareham). Follow the A352 to either the B3071 or B3070, and then follow the road to West Lulworth. Parking: Heritage Centre, minimum 2.50 for 2 hours. +

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableWest Beach

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Photograph taken: 17th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Curse of Fenric (1)
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Filmed: 18-20 Apr 1989

 

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Photograph taken: 17th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Curse of Fenric (1)
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Filmed: 18-20 Apr 1989

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableEast Beach

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Photograph taken: 17th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Curse of Fenric (2)
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Filmed: 18-20 Apr 1989

 

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Photograph taken: 17th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Curse of Fenric (1)
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Filmed: 18-20 Apr 1989

The Curse of Fenric (3)
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Filmed: 18-20 Apr 1989

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableCliff Path

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Photograph taken: 17th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Curse of Fenric (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 18-20 Apr 1989

The Curse of Fenric (3)
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Filmed: 18-20 Apr 1989

 

Additional Notes:

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The cliffs have crumbled away to the edge of the path now, making it impossible to descend at this point any longer.

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableStair Hole

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Photograph taken: 17th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Curse of Fenric (1)
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Filmed: 18-20 Apr 1989
The Russian troops come ashore.

 

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Photograph taken: 17th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Curse of Fenric (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 18-20 Apr 1989

 

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Photograph taken: 17th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Curse of Fenric (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 18-20 Apr 1989

 

Additional Notes:

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The cliffs are quite steep, so extreme care should be taken if attempting to take shots from the beach!

Other nearby locations:

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Stanton Court (Ghostlight). Road (14 miles, 37m) : Head out of West Lulworth, following the B3071 toward Wool. When you reach the town, turn left onto the A352 towards Weymouth, which later becomes the A353. Head into Weymouth, keeping to the coastal road. It becomes Greenhill as you pass the seafront gardens, and number 11 is at the far end, just before the one-way system. Parking: double-yellow lines.

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Winspit Quarry (Destiny of the Daleks, The Underwater Menace). Road (16.6 miles, 42m) : Head out of West Lulworth, following the B3070 until you reach its end junction with the A352. Turn right and head towards Wareham, then at the main roundabout head towards Swanage on the A351. After Corfe Castle, the B3069 is signposted to Worth Matravers and follow this until you reach a junction with a road leading to the vilage itself. Parking: 1.00 at the car park. Parking There is a public car park as you enter the village. 1.00 for the day.

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Warmwell Quarry (The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, Survival). Road (10.1 miles, 30m) : Head out of West Lulworth, following the B3071 toward Wool. When you reach the town, turn left onto the A352 towards Weymouth. When you reach the main roundabout after the dual carriageway, turn right onto the B3390, and head through Warmwell village towards Crossways. The quarry is on the left, just after the Warmwell Holiday Park. Parking: roadside.

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Binnegar Heath Sand Pit (Destiny of the Daleks). Road: Head out of West Lulworth, following the B3070 until you reach its end junction with the A352. Turn right and head towards Wareham, then turn left onto Tolpuddle Road. The quarry is on the right hand side just as the speed limit changes from 50mph to the national speed limit. Parking: roadside.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Hanson's Aggregates (Binnegar Plain quarry) (Death to the Daleks): 5.95 miles.

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Masters Pit (The Caves of Androzani): 6.03 miles.

General Details:

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Tasha Miller: "The area where Ace jumped in the sea at the end of 'FENRIC' is located around the far side of the cove almost on the point . Also ref the sign this was a prop the only signs that are at the cove are warning signs about the ranges."

Further links about the location:

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Lulworth Online - Information about the cove and its attractions.

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Southampton University - Geology of Lulworth Cove, with lots of older photos.

Related Stories

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The Curse of Fenric [18-20 Apr 1989]: Maiden's Point

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