Lyme Regis lies at the heart of the 95-mile long Jurassic Coast on the acclaimed South West Coast Path and is the perfect destination for walkers, especially in late Autumn when tumultuous seas provide dramatic vistas and skeletal trees are shrouded in atmospheric autumn mists.
The Lyme Regis Walking Festival will suit all tastes with everything from family strolls to serious hiking.
Saturday November 2nd
Lambert’s Castle Walk
Taking in some of the loveliest views over the Marshwood Vale, this 2-hour walk covers two National Trust sites – the ancient hill forts of Lambert’s Castle and Coney’s Castle. Reasonable level walking with one or two short steep hills. The walk is dog friendly.
Meet at the Bottle Inn car park (DT6 5QJ) at 11am for a prompt start.
Cost: £8 per person (exc. food) Food will be available to purchase
afterwards, or bring your own packed lunch.
Information and reservations: Hannah 07971 434336
Sunday November 3rd
Lyme Regis Museum’s Famous Fossil Walk
Geologist Paddy Howe and Marine biologist Chris Andrew guide these 2 hour walks and your fossil walk ticket gives you free admission to the museum where you will be able to see displays of rare fossils, learn all about Mary Anning (the famous early palaeontologist who once lived on the site of the museum) and much more.
Departs 9am from Lyme Regis Museum
£10 per person £5 for children
Information and reservations: 01297 443370
Wednesday November 6th
Jane Austin Tour
Visit the houses in which Jane is said to have stayed and hear stories of Lyme Regis as she would have known it. See where Louisa Musgrove fell on the Cobb.
Departs at 7pm from the metal anchor at the bottom of Broad Street, behind the Rock Point Inn.
Cost £3.50 per person.
Information and reservations: Natalie at Literary Lyme on 07763974569.
Saturday November 9th
St Michael’s Church and Leper’s Well
Take a short stroll with former Woodroffe teacher Carol Hyde around the less walked paths of Lyme Regis. Learn about some of the history of Lyme Regis and see some artwork from the street artist Banksy along the riverside.
Departs 12.00pm from Lyme Regis Museum.
£2 per person or £1 for children.