Community engagement for a popular Lyme Regis and Uplyme footpath
Posted : October 20, 2017
Dorset Coast Forum are calling on local residents and visitors to have their say on planned improvements to a footpath from Lyme Regis to Uplyme. The Dorset Coastal Connections 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.
As part of the project the enhanced path will be promoted as a key route in and out of Lyme for all users. The footpath links with the East Devon Way, the Wessex Ridgeway, and several other local walking routes that encourage visitors to explore the area whilst providing an attractive and inspiring environment.
Dorset Coastal Connections is a connected portfolio of 18 projects along the Dorset Coast which aims to support and boost the economies of Dorset’s coastal areas. The portfolio is funded by a grant from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund and partner organisations, and coordinated by Dorset Coast Forum. The Lyme Regis to Uplyme access project is led by LymeForward.
Drop-in engagement sessions for both residents and visitors of Lyme Regis and Uplyme to have their say on this project are being held on:
• Tuesday 31st October between 4-7pm at the Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge St, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QA, and
• Wednesday 1st November between 5.30-7.30pm at Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, DT7 3UY
Dorset Coastal Connections Project Officer Nikki Parker-Goadsby said “We are really keen to hear residents’ and visitors’ views on how the footpath can be practically improved as well as the overall look and feel, to encourage more people to use the path. Feedback received from these events will help influence the design of the footpath improvements”.