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Local Walks

With spectacular scenery along the Jurassic coast Newlands is the ideal base for those who love to walk and want to discover what the Devon/ Dorset countryside has to offer.

South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path runs the entire length of the Jurassic coast and offers walkers views of the stunning countryside and a birds eye view of of many of the coasts dramatic natural features.

The path runs for 630 miles around the South coast and would provide the ultimate challenge for the long distance walker. Few can tackle the whole 630 miles so the path is broken down into stages. The following stages follows the path from Seaton through Charmouth and onto Poole.

Seaton to Seatown - 14 miles

Short walk - Seaton to Lyme Regis Undercliff - 7 milesAbbotsbury Hill Fort

Seatown to Abbotsbury - 12 miles

Short walk - Abbotsbury Hill Fort - 5 miles

Abbotsbury to Ferrybridge (Weymouth) - 11 miles or inland along the South Dorset Ridgeway - 17 milesIsle of Portland circuit – part 1

Isle of Portland Circuit - 13 miles

Short walks - Isle of Portland circuit part 1 - 3 miles

- Isle of Portland circuit part 2 - 5 milesLulworth Cove & the Fossil Forest

Fennybridge to Lulworth Cove - 14 miles

Short walk - Lulworth Cove and The Fossil Forest - 2 miles

Lulworth Cove to Worth Matravers - 13 milesWorth Matravers and St Aldhelms Head

Short walks - Tyneham Village and Flowers Barrow - 3 miles

- Worth Matravers and St Aldhelms Head - 5 miles

- Durdle Door and White Nothe circular - 7 milesStudland village to Old Harry

Worth Matravers to South Haven Point (Poole) - 15 miles

Short walks - Dancing Ledge - 5 miles

- Studland Village to Old Harry - 2 miles

- Durlston Country Park's Clifftop Trail - 1 mile

Further details about the walks can be found by following the link below, along with descriptions and details of the amazing natural and historic landmarks you will pass along each stage of the path.   http://www.southwestcoastpath.com/main/walks_content/630mileadventure.cfm

Walks around Charmouth

There is a nice footpath walk from Charmouth to Wootton Fitzpaine along a tributary of the River Char and across meadows. The footpath starts in the centre of the village next to the Post Office and it's about a mile and half to Wootton.

 

 

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The Golden Cap Estate has over 25 miles of paths through unspoiled farmland, woods and along the cliff top. There are stunning views of the coastline from the top of Stonebarrow Hill and Golden Cap. There is a good, fairly strenuous walk along the coast path, over Stonebarrow Hill and Golden Cap, to Seatown or further to West Bay.

The Undercliff

Stretching west from Lyme Regis to Axmouth The Undercliff is a National Nature Reserve and is one of the most important wildernesses in Britain with an important mix of habitats from dense scrub and woodland to open ground, with many special plants and animals. The whole reserve is formed from landslides which still occur today. The path from Lyme to Axmouth is about 8 miles. Some stretches are level and easy but there are also many unavoidable steep sections with rudimentary steps and exposed tree roots, it can also get very muddy.

 

Special Offers

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Last minute offers available now for both touring and accommodation.
£200 off Short Breaks from Friday 17th - Saturday 25th August 

Over 55's get £10 off if just 2 in a unit

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Events

Candles on the Cobb 2018

Candles on the Cobb - 26th August 2018. A very special experience not to be missed. Buy a candle in memory of a loved one and see it light up on the walls of the historic Cobb and North wall of the harbour. A spectacular sight not to be missed

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2018 Melplash Show - Thursday 23rd August

The Melplash Agricultural Show, Showground, West Bay 23rd August 2018. Fun for all the family. 

Free Shuttle Bus from Charmouth to blue gate on West Bay Road. 


Lyme Folk Weekend 31st August - 2nd September 2018

Lyme Folk Weekend. Entertainment and workshops throughout the weekend at venues around Lyme Regis from Friday 31st August - Sunday 2nd September 2018.


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