Things to do

Heritage Coast & Spectacular Scenery

Wood Farm lies on the borders with Dorset, Devon and Somerset.  We are so proud of our beautiful un-spoilt scenery we cannot wait to tell you about the places you can visit.
The area is famous for its rugged coast line littered with fossils from the Jurassic Age.  There are ancient hill forts , historic houses and tranquil villages.  It is a haven for walkers with stunning coastal paths and rolling inland countryside.  Just along the coast lies the timeless seaside town of Lyme Regis with its ancient harbour and a bit further along West Bay with its quirky mix of up market fish restaurants and fast food stalls.

Places to visit

All within a reasonable distance from Wood Farm & links to their websites.

Bicton Park Bicton Park Botanical Gardens Crealy Crealy Adventure Park
Killerton Killerton House and Gardens  donkey sanctuary The Donkey Sanctuary
Pecorama Pecorama Trains and Gardens Seaton Tramway Seaton – Colyton Tramway
Beer Caves Beer Quarry Caves Forde Abbey Forde Abbey and Gardens
Abbotsbury Swannery Abbotsbury Swannery and Gardens Heritage Coast Centre Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre
kingston maurward Kingston Mauward Gardens Fleet Air Arm Fleet Air Arm Museum
Sealife World Weymouth Sealife Park Harry May Harry May Mackerel Fishing Trips
philpott museum The Philpott Museum, Lyme Regis Dartmoor Dartmoor National Park

Events 2018

 30/31 March  National Trust Easter Egg Hunt  Charmouth
 30/31 March  Lyme Regis Beer Festival  Marine Theatre , Lyme Regis
 1 April Easter Bonnet Parade Lyme Regis
     
 4-6 May Fossil Festival Charmouth & Lyme Regis
 5-7 May Exeter Festival of Food & Drink Exeter
20-24 May Athelhampton Flower Festival Athelhampton House
 25-28 May Jazz & Blues Festival Lyme Regis
28 May Country Fair Sherborne Castle
     
May – June Baby Swans Hatching Abbotsbury
10-16 June Bridport Food Festival Bridport
16 June Guitars on The Beach Lyme Regis
23/24 June Axe Vale Garden Festival Axminster
 29 June – 1 July Tankfest Wool
     
 28 July – 3 Aug  RNLI Lifeboat Week Lyme Regis
 4 – 12 Aug Carnival Week Lyme Regis
 9 Aug Abbotsbury Fair Abbotsbury
 23 Aug Melplash Show Bridport
 25 Aug Party in the Park Wood Farm
26 Aug  Candles on the Cobb Lyme Regis
 23-27 Aug Dorset Steam Fair Blandford Forum
     
1-2 sept Dorset County Show Dorchester
1 Sept Bridport Hat Festival Bridport
8/9 Sept Food Rocks Lyme Regis
October Floodlit Gardens Abbotsbury Gardens

 

 

Fossilling & ‘The Jurassic Coast’

Ammonite fossil  Jurassic Coast

England’s first Natural World Heritage Site

Wood Farm is just under a mile from Charmouth Beach, which is pretty much in the middle of the Jurassic coastline.  The 95 miles of coast between Exmouth in Devon and Studland in Dorset tells the story of 185 million years of Earth’s history.  The rocks in these cliffs are an almost unbroken record of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods.

Visit the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre for lots of information on how to look for fossils, guided fossil walks and much more.

Fossil hunting on Charmouth beach

Dorset – Perfect Walking Country

Lots of the staff here at Wood Farm love walking – we’ve written down some of our favourites and printed these out as leaflets at reception.

Here’s a link to more walking ideas on the Visit Dorset website

view from golden cap