Clifftop Audio Trail

Durlston Country Park is a lovely clifftop site with stunning views along the Jurassic Coast and beautiful wildflower meadows.  There is also a fantastic free visitor centre, easy parking and café.

It is one of the best places in Britain for watching birds and other wildlife. Our highlights to see are the chalkland flowers in spring; butterflies through May to September, seabirds March to July, migrant birds April and May and August to October.

Find out why Old Harry is called Old Harry, when kissing’s in season and a secret Victorian picnic spot.

Durlston Country Park volunteer ranger, Rachel, has created this fantastic ‘Clifftop Audio Trail’. Great if you want to know more about the areas, pick up some fun facts and add something different to your walk. The walk takes an hour to stroll. If you’ve been on the walk before but it’s too far to travel safely, or just want to listen to some fun stories, then why not listen from home and imagine the places as you ‘virtually’ walk the route.

Download the route map to take with you. 

Listen to the audio

Track 1

The history of Caravan Terrace, featuring Victorians, dinosaurs and wildflowers.

Track 2

Stunning views of Old Harry Rocks and Isle of White. Fun facts about why Old Harry was given the name. What’s your preferred version? Photo: Herry Lawford

Track 3

The great globe – ever thought about how much it weighed or how it got there? Photo: David Young

Track 4

Observation Point, great for seeing birds. What birds might you see?

Track 5

Dolphin Hut with all kinds of fun facts about dolphins! Have you ever spotted any dolphins, whales or sharks?

Track 6

War, smugglers tunnel, bat roost and adder basking spot, a much used site!

Track 7

Gorse expressions, smells and uses.

Track 8

Durlston’s very own castle and a place to recycle unwanted items! What do you think they might be?