A different look at Lyme Regis
What is the best view a visitor can have of Lyme Regis? Tricky, that. Stand at the bottom and look up? Or, at the top and do the other thing?
One can indulge in a little treat and take morning coffee (or afternoon beverage of choice) on the crow's nest of one of Lyme Regis's prominent hotels/restaurants and ponder the whole vista of the bay as one munches biscuits.
Our elevated boardwalk provides an arboreal perspective of the beautifully tended Langmoor gardens, and the sea front cafes and the beach life beyond the row of huts, ( tastefully pastel).
After leaving their Lyme Regis B&B, standing at the end of the Cobb and looking back, the visitor can speculate on how Lyme Regis grew and expanded from it's sea born roots and how the town's archaeology continues to exert an influence.
Take a walk along the promenade and turn an eye up the high street to the many fine old shops and buildings and it is easy to imagine a similar street scene, one, may be two hundred years ago. What is the saying? "Everything changes, but everything stays the same".
One of the very best vantage points is the one you are rewarded with after having walked from Ware Lane. There, sitting amongst the shrubbery on the brow of the hill one looks down on the crook of the Cobb and Monmouth Beach and the ever changing seascape. Marvellous. Don't forget the picnic!
Frances Smythe, U3A
Published on 03/05/2012.