Up Lyme and Down Lyme
The prospect of a walk to Lyme Regis is as appealing as the town itself. Sure, you have any number of cafes, pubs and restaurants to tumble into as a reward for your efforts, but getting there is just as satisfying.
Where the writer is, to the north, there exists a network of footpaths and tracks, all hilly, tis true - but dipping in and out of cottage fronted lanes and affording far reaching views which take the sting out of any gradient induced knee ache!
The choice is yours, walk through farmland if you wish, or stick to the old ways. An ancient coach road, affords one of the finest vistas of the town and on a sunny day the sea is silvered in the distance, an inducement to hurry your steps Lyme-wards.
Depending which route you choose, you could pass a plantation, a picturesque mill, a woodland riverside haven, and frankly, more thatched properties than you can shake a stick at. Really these are mere appetisers to the main course - Lyme Regis itself. Go then, and eat heartily!
Frances Smythe, U3A Creative Writing
Published on 12/04/2012.