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“Interesting Walk”

Lyme Regis Undercliff
Ranked #9 of 29 things to do in Lyme Regis
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8 reviews
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“Interesting Walk”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Well worth taking a walk through this unique and unusal environment. Wear sturdy footwear and take note of the posted notices.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Graham B
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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful landscape”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Very serene and unspoilt landscape. Time to reflect...

Fabulous views of the Cobb from Ware Cliff on the way up to the Undercliff

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Belinda B
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Dark difficult forest on the South West Coastal Path”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

The "Undercliff" is the section of the South West coastal path between Lyme Regis and Seaton.

While the short section close to Lyme Regis is open, as you head towards Seaton, it quickly moves into dense dark forest. It's a difficult path about 50 meters above inaccessible beaches. There is no sea view at all, and if you're not climbing steeply up slippery banks, you're climbing steeply down them.

While the area is famous for land slips, you can't even see these well as they're now covered in forest. Indeed as of our visit (May '14) the path is closed in one part as a landslip has made it unsafe.

Some claim the dense forest is exciting. Much as I like coastal walks, I found the whole thing difficult and frustrating !

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Stuart P
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North Essex, U.K.
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319 reviews
128 attraction reviews
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“More protection + more enhancement”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Much of the 'undercliff' of Lyme Regis has had to have a 'helping-hand' from man - in order to stop nature having a free-hand in throwing a lot of destruction on Lyme Regis.

The first major works that protected the town/undercliff was the building of sewage works under South West Water's 1995 Clean Sweep scheme. It went from Cobb Gate to the Church Cliff and Beach and created a brand new promenade ... only our old personal photographs remind us of how it once used to look.

Then, completed in 2007, there was a major engineering project on the Langmoor & Lister Gardens area .... that had been slowly slipping onto the sea front.

Speaking only as a non-expert visitor, both the aforementioned schemes appear to have safe-guarded the town considerably and enhanced it at the same time.

At the moment, another project is being undertaken .... from the Church Cliff/Beach towards Charmouth, along East Cliff. When it has been completed, it will extend the Lyme promenade further eastwards by a considerable distance and there will be a new footpath down the cliff from the Charmouth Road car park to it.

The works in progress means diminished access along the prom from Gun Cliff through to Church Cliff and the path at the back of the church (down to Church Beach) is closed. But it will all serve to protect that section of coastline and the properties above it and give more access to all the delights that this part of Lyme Bay offers.

It will be great when this latest venture is finished ....

Visited May 2014
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Bembridge, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
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“Brilliant setting with fantastic back drop”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Park at the longstay car park above the Cobb and enjoy a walk down through the landscaped gardens to the Undercliff below and at low tide you can always extend your walk along the beach and look for some fossils

Visited May 2014
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