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Things to see and do near to Westover Farm

westover farm holiday cottages and wootton fitzpaine
Wootton Fitzpaine with Barn and Cider Cottages in the foreground.  Campsite to the left

Cider Cottage furthest from the road, Barn Cottage with the car outside and the games room nearest the entrance

local countryside and footpaths for walking
View of the Sea at Charmouth taken from nearby Thistle Hill

southwest coastal path golden cap
Thorncombe Beacon with Golden Cap in Background


Jurassic coast at west bay


A wide variety of activities are covered in the excellent West Dorset Tourism Website.
This gives a good overview of activities in the area, including swimming, sports, cycle hire, riding, fishing, bowling

Explore the Dorset Coast, www.icoast.co.uk
for the kayaker,sailor, surfer, climber, sea angler, scuba diver, or WALKER

Also see the Visit Devon Website
Also for Cycle routes and walks around Devon,


Local Footpath map

Bidlake Farm Riding Stables

Jo Forsey
Bidlake Farm
DT6 5PY                                        http://bidlakestables.co.uk/

07796 517888
                                                                                                           About 9 miles away
Highly reccommended

Charmouth Beach

An award winning beach with very good water quality


Less than a mile away

30 minute walk from the cottages

       Charmouth Beach looking East to Golden Cap




        Charmouth Beach

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Fossil Hunting on the Jurassic Coast


The picturesque sea side village of Charmouth is located on the World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast.
Famous for the amazing fossils


Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Information on fossil weekends, phone  01297 560772


       Charmouth Beach looking West towards Lyme Regis




          1 miles by road from our cottages
        30 minute walk following the footpath across the fields

Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis is an historic unspoiled seaside resort and fishing port on the world famous Cobb harbour

Lyme Regis

 3 miles away



Playing field in Wootton Fitzpaine village

Swings and a roundabout for smaller children
Football pitch (Not full size)

mile down the lane from our cottages

Seaton Tramway

Tel: 01297 20375

Email: info@tram.co.uk
                                                                               (8 miles)

Axe Valley Wildlife Park

A great family outing, where you can see a variety of birds and mammals.

Good feedback from our guests.                                          (5 miles)

Bridport Arts Centre

A superb range of interesting productions

                                                                               (8 miles)

Jurassic Coast       Jurassic Coast

         Jurassic Coaster X53 Bus Service runs along the Jurassic Coast

Dinosaur Museum

Lyme Regis



Dinosaur Museum

Our visitors particularly like this local museum. 

Approximately 3 miles                               


The Chesil Beach
The Subtropical gardens
St Catherine's Chapel
Abbotsbury Tithe Barn and Children's Farm
The Swannery
Craft potteries


A beautiful village with lots to do and see   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Approximately 17 miles                                                                                                                                                                                

The Tunnel Target Sports Centre

The Tunnel Target Sports Centre


The Tunnel.  Target Sports Centre

A marvellous facility established in the last few years.  Underground ranges (in the old tunnel)


Less than a mile away



A brilliant adventure park for young and old.  (Also good if the weather is poor)

Lots for children to do, lovely gardens and extensive ride-on railway

Adventure Park for adults and brilliant for children                                                                   (about 10 miles)

Dodpen Stables and Livery

Beautiful riding through Charmouth Forest

Tel Val: 01297 678260       Mob: 07880 901460                                     Only about a mile away

Also see West Dorset Tourism for information.

Devonish Pitt Stables

Nr Colyton

Tel: +44 01404 871355

Devonish Pitt Riding Stables                                Approximately 10 miles


Woodhouse Farm Stables

Hawkchurch                                                       About 5 miles



The Donkey Sanctuary




  Local Leisure




Leisure Centres

Bridport Leisure Centre      (8 miles)

 Axe Valley Sports Centre   at Axminster (5 miles)


Cycling in rural lanes in the quiet west dorset countryside


There are a good selection of cycle routes in the local area, from quiet country lanes to important historical sites.
National cycle route 2 passes within 1 mile of our cottages, through Wootton Fitzpaine and down to the sea at Charmouth.

Cycle route through our village

 Other routes are shown on the  Sustrans website

Cycle Hire and supplies
Soanes Cycles
, Queens Square, Colyton, Devon. EX24 6JX.  Tel. 01297 552308                       (approx 8 miles)





Marshwood Trails

Guided Tours

Electric Bicycles


Marshwood Trails have designed a range of walking and cycling tours to help visitors to West Dorset discover
what this beautiful area has to offer. As well as exploring spectacular landscapes, tours include opportunities to
learn more about the area's vibrant history and sample some of the renowned local produce. Every tour is led by
 a knowledgeable guide. Marshwood Trails offers both scheduled and bespoke tours which can be booked for a
 single day or they can arrange a programme of different tours that run over consequetive days.
For more information, visit
www.marshwoodtrails.co.uk or call 07796 135256.

Within 5 to 10 miles                                                                (Phone for costs)

fishing on beach charmouth lyme regis

West Dorset has many excellent locations for fishing, boats can also be chartered nearby from Lyme Regis.

See the
Lyme Regis website


Lyme Regis is 3 miles from our cottages

Coarse Fishing at Highway Farm

Located off the A35 near to Bridport. (about 6 miles)

Highway Farm


golf lyme regis


There are a wide variety of courses to chose from nearby.
Golf Today for a full list of courses in Dorset. There is an excellent course just 3 miles away,

Lyme Regis Golf Club
Tel:  01297 442963



Approximately 15 miles                                    

The National Trust

Local National Trust Sites
Stonebarrow and Goldencap on the coast       1 mile
Smugglers Trail at Stonebarrow - downloadable app - hunt the pirates
Coneys Castle      1 mile
Lamberts Castle     2 miles
Pilsdon Hill     5 miles
Eggardon Hill     12 miles

The National Trust  Dorset



Dinosaur Fossil World

Lyme Regis




Our visitors particularly like this local museum

Approximately 3 miles                               


Chesil Beach
The Swannery
St Catherines Chapel
Tithe Barn.  Children's visitor farm.
Sub-tropical gardens


A beautiful village, and with many things to do                                                                                                                                                  Approximately 17 miles

Snooks the Hatters


Bridport     8 miles

Snook the Hatters

The Bridport Hat Festival


Axminster, Charmouth, Hawkchurch area

0777 924 7264

Mobile Hairdresser - in the comfort of our cottages/your home

Hair and Beauty


Weddings - Hair & Beauty for the special day - Hairdresser

Top quality professional work.  Thoroughly recommended

Top quality curtain making

Bridport Arts Centre
A superb range of interesting productions



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