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“Enjoyable walk through intriguing geology”

Lyme Regis Undercliff
Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Lyme Regis
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

The undercliff walk, renowned from The French Lieutenants Woman (novel and film) is a rough walk mainly through woodland, starting at the edge of Lyme Regis. Most of the time there are no views, which was surprising as the walk follows the cliffs, but there are one or two pleasant viewpoints. The land here is unstable and there were warning signs about landslips - nothing too dramatic and it all makes it interesting. Steps were cut into steeper sections and there was a made up path for some of the way. In the heat of the 2013 sudden summer, the shade was most welcome. All in all, an enjoyable walk through atractive woodland.

Thank jd135z
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Decided to take this walk on in the middle of July and the temperature was in the high 20's. This made the walk a challenge! In addition to this we had a BUGGY with us. This was not a great idea. Ended up carrying the little one and nearly threw the buggy of the cliff. Lots of uneven tracks. Took us around 5 hrs, lovely surroundings and we all made it to Seaton including the buggy and had a well deserved lunch.

Thank Ben1987_25
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

a strenuous walk from Lyme to seaton but well worth the effort. Remember to take water and a snack and wear stout footwear

1  Thank Madeline G
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

The town has created gardens from an old landslip. One must respect the area and its history. The gardens are well maintained with riots of color.

Thank Alan W
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We caught the X53 from Sidmouth to Seaton and walked from Seaton sea front, along the coastal path and into the Undercliffs. The Undercliff walk itself it about 7.5 miles, but we recorded about 8.5 miles from the bus stop in Seaton to Lyme Regis. It's a very demanding walk - there are lots of obstacles like slippery tracks, rocks and tree roots, and you constantly have to watch where you are putting your feet. It's well worth it though; the scenery is beautiful and even on a nice warm day we didn't meet many other walkers so it's fairly quiet. There are numerous benches along the route to take in the views and stop for a break. It took us around 2.5 hours to complete the 8.5 miles but we walk fast and didn't stop much. It recommends you allow 3-4 hours to walk the Undercliffs. The walk is tiring but enjoyable; it's steep in places (especially at the start!) and with a fair few sets of steps, but the scenery and lush vegetation makes it a plesant experience. At Lyme Regis, we were able to take the return X53 to Sidmouth.

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