Take a stroll through Durlston Country Park

Swanage, Dorset

Stroll through this wooded cliff top country park and spot seasonal wildlife against the stunning backdrop of the Jurassic Coast.

Durlston is the eastern gateway to the Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site. The reason for Durlston's natural riches lies in a combination of geography, geology, history and careful management which has created a mosaic of wildlife habitats. Sea-cliffs, downs, ancient meadows, hedgerows, woodland and even dry-stone walls each have their own characteristic plants and animals.

In the autumn you can spot migrating birds such as Terns and Skuas, or if you are very lucky, you may even see Bottlenose Dolphins. In the late autumn, the sky will be peppered with huge flocks of southern-bound Swallows, Martins and Wagtails against the beautiful backdrop of the Jurassic Coast.

If the weather turns a bit chilly, you can always enjoy a hot drink at the Visitor Centre and warm up while you admire the latest exhibition on show here.

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