Lyme Regis to Charmouth Walk
About the walk
Distance: 2.5 Miles
Difficulty: Moderate with steep hills as in keeping with the nature of the area.
Where? Lyme Regis to Charmouth
Overview: A lovely walk up Church Street in Lyme Regis, to the top of Lyme Regis where a footpath is accessed. Beautiful views across Lyme Regis town – a mix of pavement walks and footpaths.
Starting at Church Street, at the bottom of the town centre, head uphill (about a 10 minute walk) and just past the Football field you’ll see an entrance to a footpath. This will take you past the Gold Course and Timber Hill (lovely views from here).
As you come back onto the main road, turn right over a stile which will then take you across the actual Gold Course and consequently through woods – this is a marked footpath and easily marked for you.
You will then come up just above Fern Hill Hotel, which has a pavement leading you all the way to Charmouth, down the road and into the village.
In the centre of town, a right turn will lead you to the beach and Heritage Centre. For a more lengthy walk and great views, continue through the town and walk through Stonebarrow Lane. At the top of this lane are lovely views and a variety of other footpaths to choose from, such as more Coastal walks, leading all the way to Chesil Beach (be sure to stop off at West Bay to see the famous cliffs!) You can either walk back, take the alternative route listed below or catch one of the many running buses.
Many people also like to walk to and from Charmouth and Lyme via the beach, which is about a 45minute/1 hour walk. Be sure to check tide times and check it’s okay to to walk this way (Tourist information are helpful) as it may change due to weather conditions. Always wear sensible footwear and keep away from landslips and large rocks.