Walking in and around Lyme Regis

Walking is one of the many pastimes that can be enjoyed by all and there are many routes and walks that can be enjoyed around the Lyme Regis area of Dorset. Here there are good number of well known and not so well known paths and trails:

South West Coast Path: 14 miles Seaton to Seatown

The path enters the woodland of the Undercliff National Nature Reserve. You will be enclosed for some miles with occasional sea glimpses . The Undercliff is made by coastal landslides, is humid and sheltered, providing a Jurassic like habitat of ferns, fungi, grasses and many different insects.

Onto open fields, the Path enters Lyme Regis with its harbour, shops and restaurants. Then inland slightly before dropping back to the sea at Charmouth along the cliff top and over the spectacular Golden Cap the highest point on the South Coast to Seatown.

Liberty Trail: 28 miles Ham Hill in South Somerset to Lyme Regis

The trail follows the route of Somerset and Dorset villagers who walked to Lyme Regis in 1685 to show support for the Monmouth Rebellion. the Dorset section starts at the Iron Age Hill Forts of Lamberts and Coneys Castles and heads down to the coast at Lyme Regis

Monarchs Way: 41 mile section from Sherborne to Charmouth

Follow in the footsteps of King Charles II in 1651 after being defeated in the Battle of Worcester. This section starts at Sherborne and continues to the coast at Charmouth via Montacute and Mistert.

Wessex Ridgeway: 14.5 mile section from Pilsdon Pen to Lyme Regis

Views across three counties, Dorset to south and east you can see the English Channel, Marshwood Vale, Golden Cap, Chesil Bank and Hardy’s Monument. West lies Devon with Dartmoor, Exmoor and the Quantocks. North is Somerset with Polden and Mendip Hills.

Jubilee Trail: 6 mile section from Forde Abbey to Pilsdon Pen

The trail is a long distance footpath to celebrate the Rambler’s Association 60th Anniversary in 1995. It runs right across the Dorset County from Somerset to Hampshire. The trail tends to avoid popular paths and seeks out quiet villages with views of rolling hills and secret valleys.

Short Walk

Lamberts Castle:  This is a 3 mile circular walk to Fishpond Bottom.

For additional strolls and walks simply visit these great websites to enhance your exploration and you will be able to plan additional routes for your stay in Dorset:

I Coast, Walking in Dorset, Walking in Britain, Jurassic Jaunts, Walks 4 Softies and Treasure Trails

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