Jewel of the Jurassic coast
The centre is based in Dorset on the south coast. Travelling west you may pass Studland, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Chesil Beach before arriving at the jewel of the Jurassic Coast – Lyme Regis.
Lyme Regis coast and countryside
Lyme Regis is well known for being a sea-side resort with its classic coastal sites in geography, geology, biology and environmental science. What is perhaps less well known is the fact that the town faces inland to countryside designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. This rural part of West Dorset with its farms and quaint villages contains 49 sites of special scientific interest. It is also steeped in history and English literature.
From the centre on the outskirts of Lyme Regis, you are within easy walking distance of the coast, landslips, fossil rich beaches, rockyshore, the river Lyme and local woodland. There is an old packhorse route along the river Lym which is traffic free and takes you past the old woollen mills to the seafront at Lyme.
Follow A35 to Fernhill roundabout. (between Lyme Regis and Charmouth). Here take A3052 for Lyme Regis. In 1.5 miles turn right at the cross roads into Colway Lane. This turning is immediately after the ‘Welcome to Lyme Regis’ sign. Woodberry Down’s entrance is 30 metres down Colway Lane on the right hand side.
The nearest train station is seven miles away at Axminster on the main Exeter to Waterloo line. There are regular bus services from Lyme Regis to Axminster station as well as to Dorchester and Exeter.
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