Less than two miles north-west of Lyme Regis is Uplyme which is just over the Devon border. It used to be able to be reached by turning right at Horn Bridge (as you came into Lyme from Bridport) and continuing toward Rhode Hill and Harcombe, but today I think the road is shut so your better just taking the road out of Lyme Regis past The Woodroffe School and staying on that, although its still a nice walk.
As mentioned earlier Uplyme is actually in Devon not Dorset. Uplyme had its parish church was much restored in the middle of the last century. The yew tree in the church yard is notable – in 774 the area called Uplyme belonged to the Abbot of Glastonbury and the steward’s residence is where the Devon Hotel now stands. In the old cellar of this hotel is an oak beam said to be 1,5000 years old and a 13th century skew passage.
In Uplyme there is a petrol station (not 24hr) with a shop, so be sure to use it to fill up your car before the journey home. Uplyme is a great place to go walking and exploring – don’t forget to pop into Hunters Lodge Inn for a pint at the end – it’s a great pub! There is some bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation in Uplyme if you cannot find a place to stay in Lyme Regis. River Cottage is also in Uplyme.
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