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“Fossils galore!”

Lyme Regis Undercliff
Ranked #7 of 29 things to do in Lyme Regis
Certificate of Excellence
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fossils galore!”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

There is a lovely walk all along the undercliff, make sure you pick up the leaflet in the tourist information centre. And hunt for fossils on the way - just take a plastic bag with you as some of the fossils are a bit dirty if you want to take them home. Also check the tide timetable as its best as low tide.

Visited December 2013
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27 attraction reviews
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“Always interesting and enjoyable”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Some sections of the clearly-marked path have changed since our last visit several years ago, and a side-path to Chimney Rock is now signed with finger-posts.

South of Goat Island, the path is now some distance from the OS map route - this seems to have reduced the amount of up-and-down a little, at the cost of greater ascent at the western end of the scrubland to get up to the fields for the final stretch to and across the golf course and into Seaton (greater descent if walking west to east, of course).

Plants and fungi were abundant, varied and fascinating, although as usual much of the birdlife was audible rather than visible. We did see an eel, in a puddle in the middle of the path. It was alive and seemed quite happy to be there, but there was no obvious streamlet or pond nearby where it would have been safe from being trodden on.

Whichever way you tackle this walk, you can catch a bus to take you back - the X53 Jurassic Coast bus runs every two hours between Seaton and Lyme (unless the service has been cut back very recently - apparently Council funding may be reduced, which would be a shame).

Visited October 2013
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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234 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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“Somewhat underwhelmed with the undercliff”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

An ok walk although lacking good coastal views and whilst nothing could be done about it, very wet underfoot and not to be undertaken without sturdy walking boots. Possibly a lot better in really good weather although still lacking in views I would imagine. Be prepared for a good few hours slog if you are going to do the whole walk and this may not be possible in the winter.

Visited November 2013
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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“Magical Walk”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Very unusual walk. Wonderful woodland. Goes on for miles (but you can get a bus back from Seaton if its too much!) Almost tropical feel to the air probably because its so dense with trees and plants. Can be challenging at times with steps - wear proper walking boots!

Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Magical place”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

The Undercliff is a trully magical place. All is needed are some good walking boots, raincoat and a little bit of immagination. With all that you will have amazing time. Just don't rush through too much, enjoy the surroundings and watch out for those slippery steps and big roots in the way.

Visited October 2013
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