Lyme Regis to Uplyme River Path

Project Updates

June 2019

'Perching Places' is progressing well, despite a few setbacks due to the recent wet weather. Alice organised an animal architecture workshop with bat and bee experts for local students to learn how to hollow out local larch logs and create homes for bees, birds and animals. Lots of information was shared about bees and bats with good making skills and laughter - a perfect making weekend with a new bee and bat home in the trees. Some of these homes are already in place along the River Lim path with the remaining homes to be installed over the next few weeks.

Alice's timber seating designs are currently being expertly carved and painted and are expecting to be installed at 3 locations along the River Lim path by the end of June.

January 2019

Alice Blogg's design concept 'Perching Places' plans to use locally sourced materials for creative, robust wooden seating and small bird/animal homes at three locations along the path. Perching Places will encourage people to stop, to perch on seats and take in the natural river path views and wildlife and to be inspired by the river connections to the mill industry. Perching Places will be in place along the River Lim path by Summer 2019. Read more about Perching Places here

December 2018

Local artist Alice Blogg, together with Common Ground have been appointed to design creative seating and animal architecture along the River Lim Path. We look forward to see Alice’s designs in the new year.

October 2018

River Lim walking maps have been produced to celebrate the improved path highlighting areas of historical information and wildlife along the way.

The free z-card maps are now available at many local businesses and outlets in and around Uplyme and Lyme Regis, including, the Uplyme Village Shop, Uplyme Village Hall, The Talbot Arms, Lyme Regis Museum, Town Mill Shop and Gallery and the Tourist Information Centre. Maps designed and produced by the Wallis Agency can also be downloaded here.

River Lim walking map - Uplyme to Lyme Regis

River Lim walking map - Lyme Regis to Uplyme

Artist recruitment - with the path improvement works nearing completion, we are now seeking an artist or craftsperson to design and create seating and animal architecture to complement the natural setting of the path. Applications are welcomed and the brief with full details of the role can be viewed here. Deadline for applications is the 13th November (extended from the 5th November).

August 2018

Path improvement works continue with tarmac resurfacing on part of the path at Mill Lane now complete.

May 2018

A new footway on the western side of the B3165 in Uplyme has been completed. Works for the footway started in mid-May and lasted for 4-5 weeks. The footway will improve access to the East Devon Way, as well as Uplyme Village Hall.

As part of the path improvement works, it is necessary to close part of the path from Springhead Road & Mill Lane, to the bridge into Bumpy Field, [BRIDLEWAY NO. 65 UPLYME]. The closure will take place between Monday 14 May and Sunday 3 June, but it will not be closed for the whole of this period, only when the contractor needs to do so. When it is closed it will not be possible to use the path as a public right of way, except for access to land or premises on or adjacent to the path. The alternative route is via Bridleway No: 66 and Rhode Lane and the formal notice (listed in the 'Maps & Documents' section on this page) has a map showing this route.

April 2018 - Work started to enhance the existing bridleway and public footpath. Here are before and after photos of 'The Glenn'.










Project Background

The Lyme Regis to Uplyme access project will enhance the existing bridleway and public footpath connecting Lyme Town Mill and the village of Uplyme, running alongside the River Lim. The aim of the project is to improve the path, whilst retaining and enhancing its natural character, and to improve access for local people and visitors.

The path also links with the East Devon Way, the Wessex Ridgeway, the South West Coast Path, and a number of other local walking routes that encourage visitors to explore Lyme whilst providing an attractive and inspiring environment. Using creativity and community consultation, the enhanced multi-use path will be promoted as a key route in and out of Lyme.

Improving the Lyme Regis access from Lyme Town Mill to Uplyme was part of the ‘Coastal Connections - people and places’ bid to the Coastal Communities Fund, and has received £246,000 towards its costs from this successful bid, granted in April 2017. The remainder of the funding, around £2,000 is being provided by LymeForward, who are the project partner leading on this project. LymeForward CIC is a community organisation with over 10 years' experience in delivering community projects.

Community Consultation

Engagement events were held for both residents and visitors of Lyme Regis and Uplyme to have their say on this project in November 2017. Feedback from the consultation was fed into the design process to ensure that the improvements reflects the views of the community and visitors, and will include :

  • Surface improvements, using similar materials to that already present;
  • Footpath/bridleway signing;
  • Replacement of bridge, gates and posts;
  • Alterations to, or provision of steps, where considered necessary notably on the bridleway section;
  • Some drainage works;
  • Provision of creative story telling/information at appropriate locations along the path.

Project Updates

June 2019

'Perching Places' is progressing well, despite a few setbacks due to the recent wet weather. Alice organised an animal architecture workshop with bat and bee experts for local students to learn how to hollow out local larch logs and create homes for bees, birds and animals. Lots of information was shared about bees and bats with good making skills and laughter - a perfect making weekend with a new bee and bat home in the trees. Some of these homes are already in place along the River Lim path with the remaining homes to be installed over the next few weeks.

Alice's timber seating designs are currently being expertly carved and painted and are expecting to be installed at 3 locations along the River Lim path by the end of June.

January 2019

Alice Blogg's design concept 'Perching Places' plans to use locally sourced materials for creative, robust wooden seating and small bird/animal homes at three locations along the path. Perching Places will encourage people to stop, to perch on seats and take in the natural river path views and wildlife and to be inspired by the river connections to the mill industry. Perching Places will be in place along the River Lim path by Summer 2019. Read more about Perching Places here

December 2018

Local artist Alice Blogg, together with Common Ground have been appointed to design creative seating and animal architecture along the River Lim Path. We look forward to see Alice’s designs in the new year.

October 2018

River Lim walking maps have been produced to celebrate the improved path highlighting areas of historical information and wildlife along the way.

The free z-card maps are now available at many local businesses and outlets in and around Uplyme and Lyme Regis, including, the Uplyme Village Shop, Uplyme Village Hall, The Talbot Arms, Lyme Regis Museum, Town Mill Shop and Gallery and the Tourist Information Centre. Maps designed and produced by the Wallis Agency can also be downloaded here.

River Lim walking map - Uplyme to Lyme Regis

River Lim walking map - Lyme Regis to Uplyme

Artist recruitment - with the path improvement works nearing completion, we are now seeking an artist or craftsperson to design and create seating and animal architecture to complement the natural setting of the path. Applications are welcomed and the brief with full details of the role can be viewed here. Deadline for applications is the 13th November (extended from the 5th November).

August 2018

Path improvement works continue with tarmac resurfacing on part of the path at Mill Lane now complete.

May 2018

A new footway on the western side of the B3165 in Uplyme has been completed. Works for the footway started in mid-May and lasted for 4-5 weeks. The footway will improve access to the East Devon Way, as well as Uplyme Village Hall.

As part of the path improvement works, it is necessary to close part of the path from Springhead Road & Mill Lane, to the bridge into Bumpy Field, [BRIDLEWAY NO. 65 UPLYME]. The closure will take place between Monday 14 May and Sunday 3 June, but it will not be closed for the whole of this period, only when the contractor needs to do so. When it is closed it will not be possible to use the path as a public right of way, except for access to land or premises on or adjacent to the path. The alternative route is via Bridleway No: 66 and Rhode Lane and the formal notice (listed in the 'Maps & Documents' section on this page) has a map showing this route.

April 2018 - Work started to enhance the existing bridleway and public footpath. Here are before and after photos of 'The Glenn'.










Project Background

The Lyme Regis to Uplyme access project will enhance the existing bridleway and public footpath connecting Lyme Town Mill and the village of Uplyme, running alongside the River Lim. The aim of the project is to improve the path, whilst retaining and enhancing its natural character, and to improve access for local people and visitors.

The path also links with the East Devon Way, the Wessex Ridgeway, the South West Coast Path, and a number of other local walking routes that encourage visitors to explore Lyme whilst providing an attractive and inspiring environment. Using creativity and community consultation, the enhanced multi-use path will be promoted as a key route in and out of Lyme.

Improving the Lyme Regis access from Lyme Town Mill to Uplyme was part of the ‘Coastal Connections - people and places’ bid to the Coastal Communities Fund, and has received £246,000 towards its costs from this successful bid, granted in April 2017. The remainder of the funding, around £2,000 is being provided by LymeForward, who are the project partner leading on this project. LymeForward CIC is a community organisation with over 10 years' experience in delivering community projects.

Community Consultation

Engagement events were held for both residents and visitors of Lyme Regis and Uplyme to have their say on this project in November 2017. Feedback from the consultation was fed into the design process to ensure that the improvements reflects the views of the community and visitors, and will include :

  • Surface improvements, using similar materials to that already present;
  • Footpath/bridleway signing;
  • Replacement of bridge, gates and posts;
  • Alterations to, or provision of steps, where considered necessary notably on the bridleway section;
  • Some drainage works;
  • Provision of creative story telling/information at appropriate locations along the path.
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded on Sunday 5th November

    Lyme Regis to Uplyme footpath survey

    Please have your say on the planned improvements of the footpath between Lyme Regis and Uplyme by completing this survey.  Understanding the needs and views of local residents and visitors is an important part of making sure we get the best value and best outcome for this work.


    Please have your say on the planned improvements of the footpath between Lyme Regis and Uplyme by completing this survey.  Understanding the needs and views of local residents and visitors is an important part of making sure we get the best value and best outcome for this work.


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