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.

 

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

There are so many places to walk in the areas surrounding Wood Farm that although we have made a few suggestions below we could never list them all!  The terrain is very varied and there is something to suit everyone from those wanting to take a short relaxing stroll to those looking to pack a picnic and head out for the day.

From all ability walks through beautiful woodland, challenging walks through unique, wild areas of landslides & tumbled coastline to steep climbs resulting in magnificent views; at Wood Farm you are never far from a good walk!  

Lots of the staff here at Wood Farm love walking, some of our favourites have been printed out as leaflets and can be found at reception along with a selection of OS maps should you wish to get out and explore.

 

view from golden cap Golden Cap – enjoy magnificent views across Lyme Bay to Dartmoor Stonebarrow Hill – a great starting point for 25 miles of footpaths
Symondsbury Estate – An 8km trail round the most historic and beautiful areas of the estate. Thorncombe Beacon – spectacular views east to Bridport and Chesil Beach.
West Bay to Burton Bradstock – far-reaching views across the Devon coastline from the top of the high cliffs The undercliffs from Seaton to Lyme Regis – A challenging walk through a unique, wild area of landslides, tumbled coastline and luxuriant vegetation.
Beer to Branscome – A scenic walk through picturesque countryside For many more walking ideas follow this link to the Visit Dorset website 

 

Langdon Hill Wood – An all-ability circular trail trough woodland Lyme Regis to Uplyme – A delightful short walk along the river Lym
Trinity Hill – A circular walk through the Local Nature Reserve Colmers Hill – enjoy a panoramic view of the sea and the beautiful rolling hills of the Dorset countryside

Looking for action?  

Fishing

Lyme Regis is an historic fishing port so no visit to the area is complete without embarking on a fishing trip; no matter your age or experience the local companies that offer these trips can cater for you to provide an enjoyable experience for the whole family.

 

 

 

 

Harry May offers 1-hour Mackerel fishing and 3-hour deep sea fishing trips departing from the Cobb in Lyme Regis.  He has 2 boats (the Marie F and the Sunbeam) which can both accommodate up to ten passengers; trips are suitable for family members of any ages (you can even take your dog on board), all equipment and tuition (should you want it) is provided.

What better way to end your day by enjoying the fruits of your labour.  Harry and his team can gut and prepare your catch so all you need to do is fire up the barbeque; if even that seems like too much effort visit Herbies Fish & Chip shop and they will cook your catch straight from the boat…… delicious!!

 

 

 

 

 

Booking is recommended (call Harry on 07974 753287); more information can be found on his website

For ideas on how to cook your freshly caught Mackerel follow the links below

 

 

 

 

 

Other Local activities

The Tunnel Target Sports Centre – Book a target shooting experience in one of the original A35 road tunnels The Tunnel Tree Tops – A brand new high-ropes trekking course, designed for all the family! 
Boylos Watersports – Book a Stand Up Paddle Board lesson in Lyme Regis Lyme Rib Rides
Whoopsadaisy – Pottery painting workshop in Lyme Regis