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Lyme Regis & Uplyme Walks

1 hour walks
Select Your WalkWalk 1 (2.2 miles)Walk 2 (5.2 miles)Walk 3 (5.2 miles)
  the Cobb to Uplyme to Uplyme & viaduct

Jane Austen visited Lyme Regis twice and loved to walk to "the Cobb,skirting round the pleasant little bay,which,in the season,is animated with bathing machines and company."

She continues: 'a very strange stranger it must be,who does not see charms in the immediate environs of Lyme'

Point of InterestThe Cobb & Village of Uplyme
Jane Austen
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
PubsNumerous pubs
parkingPay & Display off Sidmouth Road

Walk 1 the Cobb (2.2 miles)


Lyme Regis The Cobb

An easy walk to enjoy Lyme Regis' key attractions.


Plenty of pubs ,tea places & shops in Lyme.

Jane Austen and her parents stayed at Lyme in 1804 although she couldn't swim she enjoyed the freedom of walking on the cobb and referred to the experience in Persuasion.

The museum has a special section devoted to her visit. Part of Persuasion is set around Lyme.

Walk 1

 Walks near Lyme Regis:
Walks of various lengths to explore a totally abandoned viaduct!
This is a must do walk if you are in this area - it will involve some climbing but views of coastline are some of the best in Devon.
Two great walks from this popular holiday resort combining sea and countryside.
Axmouth is a very picturesque village at the end of the Roman Fosse Way offering the walker 2 pubs and magnificent views of the Axe estuary.
An invigorating and rewarding walk with breathtaking views of East Devon.

Walk 2 Uplyme (5.2 miles)


A most invigorating scenic pub walk to Uplyme taking in some steep hills & passing the Talbot Arms in Uplyme.

It follows part of the Liberty Trail & East Devon Way.

There are several ways of doing this walk ,depending on which Car Park you use. - both are en route and less than £2 for whole day parking.

  • Walk in land exploring historic Lyme Regis at the end.
  • Walk to Lyme Regis ,then inland.

Do Not Park in Lyme Regis - it's expensive and access is poor.

5.2 miles
2 hr 30 mins
tracks bridlepaths
main roads
1 %
altitude range
25 - 110 m
quality of track

Pay & Display off Sidmouth Road

Pay & Display off Charmouth Road

There is one steep climb.


Walk 2

Walk 3 Uplyme & Cannington Viaduct (5.2 miles)


Cannington Viaduct

A fairly easy walk combining Uplyme with Cannington Viaduct,now abandoned.

The route follows quiet lanes,public foot paths and stretches of the South West Coast Path and East Devon Way

For more details click here.

Walk 3