Three Dorset sites have been featured in a top 12 list of coastal walks in the UK.

Online company Betway has compiled a list of the top coastal walks to discover in the UK - with a walk around Purbeck's Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Bat’s Head listed in joint second place.

Two other Dorset locations were also featured in the top ten, with a walk around Portland Bill, and on Brownsea Island coming ninth and tenth respectively.

The popularity of each coastal location was measured by a unique index score. This was based on the number of hashtags and views each coastal site has acquired on Instagram, as well as Trip Advisor rankings - with the lower the overall index score the higher the ranking.

A statement from Betway read: “When it comes to ticking off some of the most breath-taking cliff top views on the south west coast, taking a walk from Lulworth Cove to the magnificent Durdle Door seems like a no-brainer.

“The Jurassic coastline of Dorset boasts crystal clear waters beneath its towering, dramatic cliffs.”

Bournemouth Echo: Durdle Door.

The top 12 list is as follows: 

1.     Gower, South Wales

2.     Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Bat’s Head, Dorset, and St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall

3.     Kynance Cove, Cornwall, Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire and Botany Bay, Broadstairs, Kent 

4.     Camber Sands, East Sussex and Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland 

5.     Fife Coastal Path, Fife, Scotland

6.     Mersea Island, Essex

7.     Saunton Sands, Devon

8.     Birling Gap and Seven Sisters, East Sussex

9.     Portland Bill Lighthouse, Dorset

10.  Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset, Holkham Beach, Norfolk and Perranporth Beach, Cornwall

11.  Rhossili Bay, Swansea and Cuckmere Haven, Seaford, East Sussex

12.  Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire