Known as the ‘Pearl of Dorset’, the resort town of Lyme Regis is famed for both its fossil hunting and rich literary history. Boasting a sandy beach, bustling artisan quarter and busy schedule of year-round events (including the Fossil Festival, Lifeboat Week and Guitars on the Beach), Lyme Regis has something for everyone. www.lymeregis.org
Uplyme is a charming village located just up stream from Lyme Regis. Off the beaten track, it’s charming countryside and viaduct make a relaxing base for a visit to the popular Lyme Regis and Jurassic Coast. We are a 30 minute walk along the river from Lyme Regis. A superb local pub, The Talbot Arms is a 5 minute walk down the lane. www.talbotarms.com
Comprising of 95 miles and 185 million years of geological history, the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site stretches from Exmouth in Devon to the iconic Old Harry Rocks in Dorset. Managed by charitable Jurassic Coast Trust, this unique coast provides visitors the opportunity to take a literal Walk Through Time. www.jurassiccoast.org
South West Coast Path
As England’s longest National Trust, the South West Coast Path (SWCP) traverses 630 miles of coastline, including Devon’s Northern and Southern coasts and the entirety of Cornwall. Immediately west of Lyme Regis, the Undercliffs section of the SWCP represents one of the most active landslip systems in Western Europe and a rare example of self-regenerated UK woodland. www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk
East Devon Way
In contrast to the SWCP, the East Devon Way winds its way through 40 rural miles of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Terminating in the East at Lyme Regis, the East Devon Way provides Hook Farm visitors with a charming riverside route straight to the sea. www.eastdevonaonb.org.uk
Jurassic Coast Magazine
An annual series of free visitors guides, Jurassic Coast Magazine aims to showcase the best in food, drink, entertainment and culture on the Jurassic Coast. Pick up a copy in our onsite-store or read free online at www.jurassiccoastmagazine.co.uk
The River Lym Footpath walk is a must do when staying with us. The walk follows the River Lym and takes you past the town mill and into Lyme Regis.
If you do not fancy the walk back up the hill there are regular buses from Lyme Regis back to the campsite.