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Lulworth Estate responds to concerns about visitor numbers

As has been widely reported in the media thousands of visitors descended on Lulworth and Durdle Door in recent days which became all the more prominent with three people sustaining serious injuries by ‘tombstoning’ from the stone arch.

On social media there has been some criticism of the local landowner, Lulworth Estate, for opening their car parks and allowing people to gather in such large crowds, where social distancing would have been difficult, even though the roads to Lulworth and Durdle Door were closed by Dorset Council on Sunday 31st May.

Lulworth Estate has issued a statement in response to these criticisms pointing out that, amongst other points, they had no means of preventing people travelling to Lulworth and Durdle Door which everyone has been permitted to do since 13th May. The car parks were opened to relieve pressure on the local road network and community.

Lulworth Estate makes several more points which you can read by following the link below:

Click here to read the full statement issued by Lulworth Estate

Scene at Durdle Door

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