For a different perspective, try walking from Lyme Regis to Charmouth rather than driving the 3.5 miles that separate these two places of interest on the Jurassic Coast.
It’ll get you the exercise you need to justify a pasty when you get back 😊
We left Lyme Regis just before 09:00 and walked down the High Street towards the seafront, turned left and followed the seafront promenade (Marine Parade) for about 5-10 minutes and then found the stairwell to Charmouth Road.
This is called the coastal path, but in truth it steers clear of the coast and the sensitive landscape because of landfalls.
Just be aware – it is uphill and there are loads of steps initially.
Around 120 to begin with.
Coming back was a lot easier!
From the Charmouth Road car park, the path follows the road and then heads back across fields and woodland before crossing the Lyme Regis Golf Course.
From the Golf Course, you are back on the road and just follow the clearly positioned ‘Coastal Path’ signs to Charmouth.
While in Charmouth, do visit the fascinating Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre (More info can be found here).
Entrance to the museum is free and you can book fossil walks with them.
Also have a look out for the Dragon’s Teeth – the anti tank defences from World War 2 – on the edge of the carpark opposite the Heritage Centre.
……Or just head over to Charmouth Beach to have a go at hunting for fossils!
For those who don’t want to walk back to Lyme Regis, Bus no. X53 will get you back to in about 20 minutes. It leaves from outside St Andrews Church in the Charmouth High Street.
We, however, did walk back and arrived in Lyme Regis just after midday.
Just in time for that well deserved lunch-time pasty…
…..and it was good!
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All images used are personal photographs taken during the visit to the Jurassic Coast in August 2021.
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