Walks And Walking – Lyme Regis Walking Festival Dorset
The Lyme Regis walking festival takes place in Dorset between the 9th and 16th February 2014 where you can discover the local coastline and the 185 million years of history embedded within its Jurassic history. Jurassic coastal walks are some of the finest in the UK and includes a good section of the South West Coastal Path, often heralded as ‘one of the finest walks in the world’.
According to the official website of Lyme Regis “Lyme Regis lies at the heart of the 95-mile long Jurassic Coast, sitting on a stunning section of the celebrated South West Coastal Path, and is the perfect destination for walkers looking to explore the beautiful coastline and inspiring hinterland of West Dorset and East Devon. In February, storms often stir up tumultuous seas and provide dramatic vistas out to sea. Along the cliffs and further inland, skeletal trees shroud the woodlands so that breathtaking scenery and walking conditions to suit all tastes await families and serious hikers alike”.
If you are unfamiliar with Lyme Regis, or ‘The Pearl of Dorset’ as it is known as, it is a coastal town in West Dorset, England, situated 25 miles equidistant between Dorchester and Exeter. The town itself lies in Lyme Bay, on the English Channel coast between the Dorset–Devon border.
Perhaps one of the best walks in Dorset is the Golden Cap walking route. As the South West Coast Path passes through Lyme Regis heading east by Charmouth towards Chideock and Seatown you can walk up to the highest point of the South Coast to enjoy breathtaking views of Lyme Bay.
Lym Valley also offers a spectacular walk amongst the wild flowers and fauna with a network of footpaths from the town of Lyme Regis where you can also enjoy one of Britain’s first National Nature Reserves at Undercliff, a steeply undulating and winding path that stretches from Lyme Regis in Dorset to Seaton in Devon.