A Dorset walk has been named as one of the best on the South West Coastal Path according to The Guardian.

Abbotsbury to Lulworth on the Jurassic Coast was included among the top five in the list which also featured a couple of options from Cornwall and Devon.

The South West Coastal Path stretches for 630 miles from Minehead in Somerset, along the Devon and Cornwall coast to Poole Harbour in Dorset.

In honour of the 50th anniversary of the creation of the South West Coast Path Association (SWCPA), The Guardian highlighted "five of the most glorious sections" that take in "gorgeous West Country scenery" and superb sea views.

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: The section of the South West Coastal Path finishes up at LulworthThe section of the South West Coastal Path finishes up at Lulworth (Image: Getty Images)

The full list of walk sections can be seen on The Guardian website.

What did The Guardian say about the Dorset walk?

The Guardian described the walk as a "spectacular stretch" of the Dorset coastline which "combines jagged cliffs and the wildly beautiful Isle of Portland".

It adds: "Following the path from the historic village of Abbotsbury gives amazing views of the extraordinary 18-mile spit of sand, with a pleasingly flat stretch along the tranquil Fleet lagoon, before the landscape urbanises into Weymouth and Ferrybridge."

A more taxing point of the walk is from Ferrybridge to Lulworth, but they argue the views make the "steep ascents and descents worth it".

They go on: "Reward yourself with a hearty lunch at the 16th-century Castle Inn in Lulworth (butcombe.com) – but do book ahead if you’re planning to visit at the weekend, as it gets busy."

The South West Coastal Path as a whole has more than 600 different walks to choose from and is described as "one of the UK’s most popular routes".

Althea Mays of the SWCPA said of creating it: "It was quite a task and it took five years: linking paths, talking to landowners about rights of way, getting the trail designated – almost like putting a giant jigsaw together."

Much of the trail runs through National Trust land (185 miles), with more than 1,000 volunteers working beside rangers to help maintain the diversity of habitats.