“HEART OF THE JURASSIC COAST”
Lyme Regis and the six mile stretch of coast line either side of the town are world famous for fossils and the discoveries made by Mary Anning. It was recently awarded World heritage Coast status. It has proved a popular attraction and many find ammonites and belemnites when searching for fossils. Lyme Regis is a quaint, historic town and unspoiled seaside resort, surrounded by beautiful coast lines and countryside. It boasts a stretch of sandy beach and also a pebble beach. Lyme Regis is a famous film location with the Cobb Harbour featuring in Jane Austin’s novel Persuasion and in the film and novel The French Lieutenant’s Woman, by famous local author John Fowles. The film stared Meryl Streep and won world wide acclaim. Today it is a busy harbour offering regular boat trips for fishing or pleasure.
The river Lym runs through the valley at the bottom of our fields. There is a beautiful 15 minute walk down to the Town, seafront and Harbour. The opposite direction takes you to the village of Uplyme past the historic Old Mill. The walk is also part of the Liberty Trail, walked by Monmouth on his ill-fated march of defeat at the Battle of Sedgemoor. It is also part of the Wessex Ridgeway.
Other scenic walks in the surrounding areas include:
Chideock to Charmouth – 5.4 miles (8.6 km)
Langdon Hill, Golden Cap & St Gabriel’s Chapel – 4.5 miles
Stonebarrow Hill – 6.5 miles (10.5 km)
Thorncombe Beacon & Doghouse Hill – 4.3 miles (7.0 km)
West Bay & Burton Bradstock – 5.3 miles (8.6 km)
For more information about the walks, click here.
There are many beautiful places to visit nearby including, Charmouth, West Bay, Beer, Branscombe, Sidmouth and there are also many great attractions to visit – see the links below.
For more information about attractions and places to visit, click here.
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