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.
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Recommended dates to walk this route
This walk can be done all year round but the weather in the winter months may make the walk a little more difficult.
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 !
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3 Days / 4 Nights 9.8 miles daily avg
Number in Group: 2
Based on two people sharing a double / twin room
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