A hilly 4 mile circular walk with a particularly steep section near the beginning. The walk begins from the car park at Kimmeridge Bay (a pay booth is at the top of the private road).
After leaving the car park and passing the fishermen's cottages, you'll cross a field before heading up a very steep footpath (questioning whether it really is a footpath). Once at the top though, the views are outstanding and, following the ridge toward Tyneham Cap is a treat.
The return trip follows the lower footpath and passes a tiny oilfield above Kimmeridge Bay. The oil shale here forms part of the same oil-rich seam that extends all the way up to the North Sea oilfields.
The walk can be extended to Worbarrow Bay and back through Tyneham Village.
As this walk crosses a military range, you'll need to check the range opening days at https://www.dorsetforyou.com/lulworth-range-walks