By: Blonde One

A walk from Lyme Regis in Dorset was the order of the day for Mr Blonde One and I on Sunday. Whatever the time of year Lyme Regis is worth a visit I would suggest. There are lovely cafes and pubs (we didn’t try them all!) and some amazingly interesting shops.

We set out on our walk along the River Lim footpath towards Uplyme. It was a lovely stroll with next to no height gain and would be perfectly suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs probably. It was well signed and I was intrigued by the sign for the Liberty Trail. I looked it up when I got home and was fascinated by what I found. It’s a nearly 50 km walk that recreates the walk taken in 1685 by those who wanted to join in the protestant Monmouth rebellion. Perhaps Blonde Two and I explore it one day!


Our route then passed a beautiful watermill (although it has seen better days unfortunately!), and then underneath an impressive looking viaduct. The route, after initially following the river, became very muddy and we wished we had worn gaiters or wellies. I think it might be more enjoyable to follow this route when we’ve had a week or two of dry weather when the paths are not just full of boot-sucking, slippery mud!

The route was less than 10 km in total and was a perfect Sunday afternoon stroll. I recommend it!

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