South West Coast Path - Lyme Regis to Poole

Overview

Trail Details
> Prices from: £ 550.00 per person
> Start / Finish: Lyme Regis / Poole
> Distance: 75 miles (120 km)
> Duration: 6 to 8 days according to choice
> Availability: Any Start Date from March to October
> Grading: Moderate
> Way-marked

South West Coast Path (Lyme Regis to Poole) Highlights

  • The cliffs at Golden Cap - the highest point on England’s South East Coast
  • White sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons and peaceful azure waters
  • Weymouth harbour, the location for many of the sailing events of the 2012 Olympic Games
  • See the incredible natural limestone archway of Durdle Door, one of the most famous landmarks on the south coast of England
  • Dramatic castles, including Sandsfoot and three historic castles on Portland
  • Explore the 17 mile bar of shingle at Chesil Beach and the tranquil shores of the Fleet Lagoon

This section of the South West Coast Path is best known for its dramatic and famous landmarks, picturesque coastal villages, and important trade towns and harbours.

The 75 miles / 120 km section from Lyme Regis to Poole 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 Pearl of the Dorset coast, Lyme Regis, and follows the coast east along the cliffs for some spectacular panoramic views. The path takes you up to Golden Cap which, at 626 feet (190 metres), is the highest point on the South East Coast.  You then head inland to the delightful village of Bridport, world renowned for its rope and net making.

Heading along the coast, you will walk alongside stunning Chesil Beach and Fleet Lagoon – the largest tidal lagoon in Britain and protected since 1393. Durdle Door awaits you, with its textbook arch.

Your walk ends at South Haven Point, close to the bustling town of Poole, home to the world’s second largest harbour after Sydney, and known as ‘the Coast with the Most’.

This 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 six and eight days.