King Barrow Quarries

Portland walks

Portland Stone- half of London is covered in it, examples like St Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace.

King Barrow Quarries is one of only two remaining quarries where Portland Stone was quarried using old methods. Old quarrying methods have left behind a wealth of accessible geology including the Portland and lower Purbeck limestones formed in the late Jurassic, 135 – 145 million years ago and fossil forest, fascinating industrial archaeology and lots of places for wildlife. More information and a map can be found in the trail link below.

Portland map click here


Walk to King Barrow Quarries from The Gift House

Around 25mins walk from The Gift House (oneway)

1.From The Gift House, walk toward Cove House Inn through the entrance of Victoria Garden.
2. Walk along Chesil Beach to Quiddles Cafe.
3. Then follow Coast Path sign to hike up the hill.
4. Once you reach the top walk to The Height Hotel
5. Entrance of King Barrow Quarries is behind The Height Hotel.

King Barrow Quarries

Download map of King Barrow Quarries below

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Great for wildlife
English sea coast holiday
King barrow quarry
Limestones formed in the late Jurassic
Fossil Forest