Lulworth KS1 and KS2 Minitour
Half and Full Day Programmes Available.
The Minitour has a flexible format and provides a general introduction to Lulworth giving an insight to the many special features of the area. The rangers will use their expertise and local knowledge to maximise the value and enjoyment of every session. Your individual requirements and timetables can be accommodated by prior arrangement.
Half Day (2 hour) Session
The session begins at the Heritage Centre with an introductory slide show followed by a hands-on investigation of the five types of rock found at Lulworth and their role in the development of the Cove. The tour continues to Stair Hole and Lulworth Cove and may include aspects of any of the following topics:
Coastal scenery and landforms Basic geology
Chalk downland and coastal wildlife Field Sketching
Beach and strand line Ancient history
Local history Conservation issues Tourism
The seasonal and site related nature of many of the topics mean that the exact content of the tour may vary with the time of year.
Additional Sessions (1.5/2hrs)
For a day visit schools can choose from the following options after a lunch break.
Durdle Door walk - starting and ending at the Heritage Centre, this walk takes in further classic landforms and coastline, a look at downland wildlife and includes a visit to a bronze age burial mound. Topics discussed include any of the above to suit requirements.
Habitats and Ecology - Focusing on either of 2 key habitats at Lulworth, rocky shores (tide dependent) and chalk downland (summer term only), pupils will investigate the habitat and look at what lives there and why, discussing food chains, food webs, adaptations, populations and conservation. The session will begin with a short introductory talk about each habitat and follow with field activities.
To discuss or book a session, please telephone the rangers on 01929 400155
There are many opportunities for other shorter activities covering various subjects if your group has extra time at Lulworth. These activities make use of our onsite facilities, historical monuments and natural features and can be ranger led or the resources can be purchased by the teachers to run themselves. Call us for further information.