Local: A stroll around Lyme Regis

A cold crisp January Saturday calls for one thing, a stroll around our favourite seaside town, Lyme Regis.

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The Pearl of Dorset, situated at the heart of the world famous Jurrassic Coast.

Lyme Regis is a historic seaside resort and fishing port, populated with great restaurants, fish and chip shops, pastel painted seaside huts, vintage bric-à-brac and of course penny arcade games.

 
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The Cobb

Lyme Regis boasts breathtaking scenery and a special mystique, making it a sparkling resort for all seasons. Its historic Cobb and harbour are iconic features, set against moody blue cliffs yielding fossilised evidence of life on earth millions of years ago.

Lyme is exposed to South westerly gales, and the Cobb acts as both a harbour and a breakwater. No satisfactory explanation of the name exists but a man-made construction has served as a refuge here since at least 1313. The earliest known drawing, made in 1539, shows a basic shape similar to the present construction, built after the westerly gales breached the breakwater in 1824.

www.lymeregis.org

 
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LocalGeorge Atherton