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Situated within easy travelling distance there are many activities and things to do for all ages and interests

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,
http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/transportroads/cycling/leisure_cycle_routes.htm


FANTASTIC AREA FOR WALKING
 

Local Footpath map

Bidlake Farm Riding Stables

Jo Forsey
Bidlake Farm
Broadoak
Bridport
Dorset
DT6 5PY                                         www.bidlakeridingstables.co.uk
 

07796 517888
joforsey@hotmail.com
                   
                                                                                                           About 9 miles away
Highly reccommended

Charmouth Beach


An award winning beach with very good water quality

http://www.charmouth.org/charmouth_village/charmouth_beach.php#.UsF69PubtcA

Less than a mile away

30 minute walk from the cottages

      
       Charmouth Beach looking East to Golden Cap

           (February 2016)

 

 

        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


ENTRY TO THE CENTRE IS FREE
 

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Information on fossil weekends, phone  01297 560772

 

       Charmouth Beach looking West towards Lyme Regis

           (February 2016)

 

 

          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


Lymeregis.org
 

 3 miles away


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PLAYING FIELD    


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

http://www.bridport-arts.com/
                                                                               (8 miles)

Jurassic Coast       Jurassic Coast

         Jurassic Coaster X53 Bus Service runs along the Jurassic Coast

Dinosaur Fossil World

Lyme Regis

 

 

http://www.dinosaurland.co.uk/

Our visitors particularly like this local museum. 

Approximately 3 miles                               

Abbotsbury Swannery

 

 

http://www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/swannery.htm

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)

Excellent

Less than a mile away

          Pecorama

A brilliant adventure park for young and old

   
Bidlake Farm Riding Stables

Jo Forsey
Bidlake Farm
Broadoak
Bridport
Dorset
DT6 5PY                                         www.bidlakeridingstables.co.uk
 

07796 517888
joforsey@hotmail.com
                   
                                                                                                           About 9 miles away
Highly reccommended

 
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

Farway
Nr Colyton
Devon

Tel: +44 01404 871355

Devonish Pitt Riding Stables                                Approximately 10 miles

 

 
Woodhouse Farm Stables

Hawkchurch                                                       About 5 miles

http://trekkingstablesindevonsomerset.weebly.com/

   
 

The Donkey Sanctuary

http://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/

 

   

  Local Leisure

 Centres/Facilities

 

 

Leisure Centres

Bridport Leisure Centre      (8 miles)
http://www.bridportleisure.com/

 Axe Valley Sports Centre   (5 miles)
http://www.idevon.co.uk/profile/280462/Axminster/Axe-Valley-Sports-Centre/

   
Cycling in rural lanes in the quiet west dorset countryside

Cycling

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)

Lyme Regis Cycles,
at Lyme Regis                                           (3 miles)

 

   

 

Marshwood Trails

Guided Tours

Electric Bicycles

www.marshwoodtrails.co.uk

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
Fishing

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

Golf

There are a wide variety of courses to chose from nearby.
See
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

 

 

http://www.dinosaurland.co.uk/

Our visitors particularly like this local museum

Approximately 3 miles                               

 
   
Abbotsbury Swannery

 

 

http://www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/swannery.htm

Approximately 17 miles

   
   
Snooks the Hatters

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Hatters
Bridport     8 miles

Snook the Hatters

The Bridport Hat Festival

   
   
LORRAINE BURROUGH

Axminster, Charmouth, Hawkchurch area

0777 924 7264

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

Hair and Beauty

Nails

Weddings - Hair & Beauty for the special day - Hairdresser

Top quality professional work.  Thoroughly recommended

   
Top quality curtain making

http://www.sadyfurnishings.co.uk/
   
Bridport Arts Centre
A superb range of interesting productions

http://www.bridport-arts.com/

 
     
   
   
   
   
 
 
   
 
  

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