The River Lim Walk ~

The River Lim Walk

About the walk

Distance: 1.5 miles

Difficulty: fairly easy, mostly flat with a few moderate inclines.

Where? Lyme Regis to Uplyme

Overview: A lovely walk along the River Lim to the village of Uplyme, passing many little bridges, the old mill sites and the Roman Road that connects Dorchester to Exeter.

The Walk

Start the walk on Bridge Street (where the river meets the sea) and walk upwards Coombe Street.

When you reach the Ship Inn, turn to walk to the Town Mill on your left.

Keep right and you’ll be taken through to the ‘Lynch’, where the River Lim flows beside you. You’ll then be taken out onto Coombe Street again, continue up Mill Green and you’ll soon see the river again near a small block of flats.

Follow the river on this path, across Woodmead road (where the bridge and it’s weir can be seen) and continue your walk through the path with the beautiful forest on your left until you reach Horn Bridge, which is where the old Roman Road lies that connects Dorchester to Exeter.

Cross the road and continue through the path, turning left along the footpath (Middle Mill Farm is situated on your right).

You will then cross the river and be taken through a gate and into a field. Cross the field and then re-cross the river, passing the old Mill and towards Uplyme. Keep to the bumpy path, past the thatched cottage.

Cross the road at Spring Head Road and continue until you reach Church Street.

From here, you’ll find the Talbot Arms on your left and the village hall and playing fields ahead.

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