Route: From Exmouth to Lyme Regis


The South West Coast Path from Exmouth to Lyme Regis is most famous for its rugged, historic beauty - sweeping beaches, dramatic cliffs, wildlife and quiet picturesque coastal villages.

Beginning on the East Devon coast in the bustling seaside town of Exmouth this walk moves onwards but almost back in time as it enters the rugged and amazing Jurassic Coast. Leaving behind the red sandstone cliffs, stroll through lush green woodland onwards to the contrasting stunning white chalk cliffs of West Dorset.

Visit the quaint village and promenade at Budleigh Salterton; the Otter Estuary Nature Reserve; Victorian Sidmouth, described by John Betjeman as “the loveliest seaside resort in England” before discovering the pretty shingle beach and small fishing fleet at Beer.

One of the highlights is the Lyme Regis Undercliffs Nature Reserve, a unique section of the coast where the ground has broken away, leaving the cliff-tops now standing well inland creating a spectacular woodland wilderness.

Now leaving the Undercliff area you move from Devon into Dorset and towards your destination of delightful Lyme Regis with her world famous fossil sites and historic Cobb and harbour.

This walk is one of true contrasts offering fine coastal walking and experiences; sheer rugged cliffs, lush woodland, fascinating geological formations tiny smugglers coves …….with a wealth of wildlife such as roe deer, red squirrels and puffins.

Walk the Trail offers 2 itineraries along this route to cater for all levels of walker.  If, you feel that you'd like something different, just ask.


All our holiday packages include:

  • Overnight accommodation staying at carefully selected B&Bs, Inns and Hotels
  • A detailed holiday pack
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transport from path to accommodations if necessary
  • Maps
  • Guidebook
  • Emergency support.


Our holiday packages do not include:

  • Transport to and from the start and end of the holiday, unless stated.  We can help you with your options.
  • Packed Lunches and Evening Meals
  • Travel Insurance

Itinerary & Costs

Begin your journey on the coast of East Devon before going back in time entering the renowned Jurassic Coast of Dorset on a lovely and rewarding journey with ever changing scenery and contrasts.
Walk along cliff tops above rocks dating back 250 million years, explore small coves and quaint fishing villages and perhaps find your own fossil !

The Daily Itinerary

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Day 2:
Exmouth to Sidmouth
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 3:
Sidmouth to Seaton
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 4:
Seaton to Lyme Regis
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 5: Depart
Lyme Regis

What's Included

  • Accommodation for the length of your holiday including the night before you start walking and the evening after your final day's walking in good quality B&Bs, Inns and small hotels. This will be en-suite wherever possible.
  • Breakfast - This may be a full cooked or continental option depending on accommodation. Evening meals can be arranged with certain accommodations for an additional charge.
  • A Personalised Holiday Pack containing maps and addresses for accommodations, pick up points and daily mileage information.
  • Luggage transfers between each accommodation. 1 bag per person up to 20 kilograms. Additional bags can be added upon request.
  • Phone line support between the hours of 0900-1900, 7 days a week for the length of your holiday.

Optional Extras

The following items are optional and can be removed to reduce the cost of your holiday.

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5/5 Cheryl from Vermont, USA
I'm home from my trip and wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it! It was wonderful to have the elves take my luggage every day and to have it show up at the next place. It was a fairly rainy week but the scenery was magnificent and I truly enjoyed the walking. Thank you for all your arrangements --- people at the B&B's were all friendly and kind. I'll go back again someday! Thank you all!

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Holiday Summary



3 Days / 4 Nights 9.8 miles daily avg


Rating: 4


Number in Group: 2

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Cost £399 per person

Based on two people sharing a double / twin room

Total Cost £798

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