South West Coast Path - Exmouth to Lyme Regis

Overview

Trail Details
> Prices from: £ 325.00 per person
> Start / Finish: Exmouth / Lyme Regis
> Distance: 30 miles (48 km)
> Duration: 3 to 4 days according to choice
> Availability: Any Start Date from March to October
> Grading: Moderate
> Way-marked

South West Coast Path (Exmouth to Lyme Regis) Highlights

  • The lively town of Exmouth, a popular seaside resort town and bird watching haven
  • The breath-taking Jurassic Coast, England’s first UNESCO designated natural World Heritage Site
  • Visit the Regency town of Sidmouth with its famous Esplanade, parks and gardens
  • Stroll through the dense woodland of the Undercliff National Nature Reserve, England’s very own Amazon-like jungle!
  • Explore the quaint fishing village of Beer with its smuggler coves and caves
  • A wealth of wildlife awaits a keen eye; puffins, red squirrels, roe deer and a huge variety of birds, amongst many others
  • Lyme Regis – its world famous fossil sites and historic Cobb and harbour

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.

The 30 miles / 48 km section from Exmouth to Lyme Regis forms part of the South West Coast Path, a 630 mile adventure around the coastline of England’s southern peninsula.

The trail begins in the bustling town of Exmouth and follows the coastline of East Devon. There is gentle walking to be had as you head towards the Jurassic Coast, the scenery then becoming more rugged and impressive as you go.

There are a variety of interesting towns and villages to explore. Take the time to marvel at the colourful contrasts – from the red sandstone cliffs over 250 million years old, to the lush green woodland around Axmouth, and onwards to the stunning white chalk cliffs.

Your walk ends in the historic town of Lyme Regis with its iconic Cobb harbour. It was here fossil hunting was popularised in the 1800s, and you will understand why when you get here! Known as the Pearl of the Dorset coast, and featured in the work of Jane Austen, there is something for everyone in Lyme Regis.

The Exmouth to Lyme Regis section of the South West Coast Path offers some fine coastal walking and is generally level with very few steep climbs and can be covered over a leisurely period of between three to four days.