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 2017

14 -17 Apr Giant Easter Egg Hunt Abbotsbury
29 Apr – 1 May Exeter Food Festival Exeter
28 – 30 Apr Fossil Festival Lyme Regis & Charmouth
26 – 29 May Jazz, Blues & Real Ale Festival Lyme Regis
Mid May – June Baby Swans Hatching Abbotsbury
11 – 17 June Bridport Food Festival Bridport
17 – 23 June Bowls Tournament Lyme Regis
24 & 25 June Tankfest Wool
22- 29 July RNLI Lifeboat Week Lyme Regis
4 – 11 Aug Sidmouth International Folk Festival Sidmouth
5 – 13 Aug Carnival Week Lyme Regis
19 Aug Bridport Carnival Bridport
24 Aug Melplash Show Bridport
24 -28 Aug Dorset Steam Fair Blandford Forum
2 Sept Bridport Hat Festival Bridport
1 – 3 Sept Lyme Regis Folk Weekend Lyme Regis
Oct Half Term 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