West Bay Cliffs

We are blessed with an area that encourages life in the great outdoors, and what better way to enjoy that than walking? Lyme Regis sits within the UK’s only Natural World Heritage Site, The Jurassic Coast. We have fabulous countryside for walking in Lyme Regis – here are a few of our favourites.

The South West Coast Path

This route takes in the whole of the SW coastline from Poole to Minehead. At 630 miles long you will need some serious stamina to complete the whole walk. But many tackle the route in sections, taking a few days each year to tot up their miles. We’d recommend the section westwards from Lyme Regis to Seaton, taking in the Undercliff. This seven mile walk takes in an area of ancient forest that was the site of a cliff fall in Victorian times, creating a lush and protected landscape. There’s a good chance that you’ll see deer run past you as you peek at the views through the trees.

Alternatively, heading east from Lyme Regis, depending on tides, you can set off along the beach to Charmouth, before climbing the cliffs to pass through Stonebarrow towards Golden Cap and then down to Seatown. We recommend a refreshment stop at The Anchor Inn which sits on the cliff side at Seatown before heading back.

Golden Cap

The highest point on the South Coast is so named as its exposed ancient sandstone appears to glow. It can be seen for miles around (and from many of our rooms) enticing walkers to its summit. If you don’t fancy the full trek from Lyme Regis, there is a lovely circular walk from Langdon Hill taking in the summit, with an extra loop to visit Seatown if you prefer. This is a gentle woodland walk with a short, steep climb to the summit.


This 1.5 mile riverside walk follows the river from Lyme Regis to Uplyme, taking in the old mills that once depended on the river. This well marked path is through dappled woodland and can either be there and back or you can add on a return route via the Cannington viaduct.


A firm favourite as this walk takes in expansive views of the coastline from Seaton to Torquay on a clear day. From Beer, the walk follows the cliff top (along the SW Coast Path) until you reach a turning for Hooken Cliff. We call this route The Secret Path as it takes you past caves, under gnarled trees and through tunnels of branches bringing you out on a secluded stretch of the beach – perfect for a skinny dip. Head on to Branscombe where you can grab lunch from the cafes or pubs before heading up the steep climb to the cliff top walk back to Beer.