Lyme Regis (3), Dorset Location Map
 
  The harbour, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England   Lyme Regis, Dorset.

A view of the harbour from the high ground in Lister Gardens and Langmoor Gardens. I was astonished to learn that in 2006-2007 the gardens were completely destroyed because huge stabilisation works were planned during those two years. This, I imagine, would be to stop the unstable high ground from slumping onto the town below.

I understand that at the height of the works there was not a single tree, bush or blade of grass to be seen. It looked, from a distance, like an open cast mine of dark blue lias clay. Having walked through these gardens one would never guess that they went through such a major upheaval.

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  Lyme Regis from the harbour, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England   Lyme Regis, Dorset.

From the outer part of the harbour wall one gets a nice view of the town in the distance.

 

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  Golden Cap from the harbour, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England   Lyme Regis, Dorset

The view from the harbour easterly across Lyme Bay showing Golden Cap; the highest point in the distance.

Golden Cap is the highest part on the south coast at 627 feet

 

 

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  The Cobb, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England   Lyme Regis, Dorset

This is quite a wall. It is significantly higher than a person and has a wide flat top which slopes from one edge to the other (visible in the photograph). Having walked along it I can tell you that the slope gives it a slightly precarious feel but the views on a sunny day are certainly worth it,

 

 

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