Charmouth is a coastal village standing amongst steep hills on a sloping site west of the River Char. Walk 2 in the book takes you along the river and up onto surrounding hills, where there are lovely panoramic views of the countryside. Later in the walk there are good views to the sea and Charmouth village. The name Charmouth originated from the Saxon 'Cerne' meaning stony river. It is a friendly and traditional village situated at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast; an ancient coastline of cliffs, fossils and beautiful scenery.

The Heritage Coast Centre is based on the foreshore and is a popular place for discovering the history of the Jurassic coast. The cliffs above the beach are a noted source of fossils from this time period. Visitors may be lucky whilst searching on the beach to find fossils to take home, especially after stormy weather. Charmouth has featured in many TV programmes such as “Village of the Year” presented by Penelope Keith, Beach Live Jurassic Coast with Dan Snow and it was one of the shooting locations for the film “Ammonite” starring Kate Winslet.

 

 

Charmouth Book Front Cover

     

CHARMOUTH WALKS

(1½ miles) SEASHORE AND VILLAGE AMBLE
 (4 miles) CHARMOUTH TO WOOTTON FITZPAINE
(2½ miles) LANGDON HILL AND GOLDEN CAP
(1¾ miles) CHARMOUTH HEIGHTS
(3¼ miles) STONEBARROW & CHARDOWN HILLS 
 (2¼ miles) CAIN’S FOLLY TO WESTHAY WATER 
 (3½ miles) CHARMOUTH BEACH TO LYME REGIS

 

 

 

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