This route takes in the whole of the SW coastline from Poole to Minehead. At 630 miles long you will need some serious stamina to complete the whole walk. But many tackle the route in sections, taking a few days each year to tot up their miles. We’d recommend the section westwards from Lyme Regis to Seaton, taking in the Undercliff. This seven mile walk takes in an area of ancient forest that was the site of a cliff fall in Victorian times, creating a lush and protected landscape. There’s a good chance that you’ll see deer run past you as you peek at the views through the trees.
Alternatively, heading east from Lyme Regis, depending on tides, you can set off along the beach to Charmouth, before climbing the cliffs to pass through Stonebarrow towards Golden Cap and then down to Seatown. We recommend a refreshment stop at The Anchor Inn which sits on the cliff side at Seatown before heading back.