The Great British Coast

Dorset’s Dramatic Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is Britain’s only natural World Heritage Site, putting it in the same leagues as the Great Barrier Reef.

Why is it special?

To explore the 95 miles between Old Harry Rocks overlooking Poole Harbour to the red sandstone cliffs of East Devon is to journey through 185 million years of time, back to the age of dinosaurs. In Lyme Regis, don’t miss the Town Museum and its fossil collection, and the Cobb, the medieval wall featured in The French Lieutenant’s Woman.

You will never forget

The switchback drive to Abbotsbury 3 miles from our farm, with the 18 miles of Chesil Beach curving around Lyme Bay below.

Insider tip.

Follow the coastal path from West Bay, with its striking sandstone cliffs ( as featured in ITV’s Broadchurch), up to the Golden Cap, at 627ft the highest on the Channel Coast.

How to do it.

Base yourself at Character Farm Cottages – ideally situated to explore this fantastic bit of coastline!

Adapted from the Daily Telegraph – 01/02/2020

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