MARITIME WALKS WEEK
See the town’s history and landscape on these guided walks with a maritime theme. Walks meet in appropriate starting places as listed and take about 1½ hours unless otherwise stated.
Monday 13 June 2.30pm at Lifeboat Station - LYME REGIS AS JANE AUSTEN SAW IT. A walk around Lyme Regis in the time of Jane Austen, with Fred Humphrey in the guise of Admiral Croft.
Wednesday 15 June 7.00pm at Lifeboat Station - FISHERMEN, FOSSILS AND THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN. Walk with local boatman Ken Gollop to tour the Cobb – Lyme’s historic port and scene of its maritime industries, smuggling and pleasure boats.
Thursday 16 June 11.00am at Boat Building Academy - BOATS AND THEIR STORIES. Visit the boats of Lyme at the Boat Building Academy, the gig shed and the harbour with boatbuilder Gail McGarva.
Friday 17 June 10.00am at the Museum - LYME’S ERODING COAST. See the erosion of the coast and the coastal engineering schemes around Lyme with Richard Edmonds, Earth Science Manager of the Jurassic Coast. This walk takes about 3 hours.
Saturday 18 June 2.30pm at the Museum - MARY ANNING’S TOWN. A walk with Daphne Baker through the Lyme that Mary Anning would have known.
Sunday 19 June 2.30pm at Lifeboat Station - THE OLD CEMENT WORKS. A walk to the site of one of Lyme’s early industries and the remains of Monmouth Beach tramway, with Richard Bull. Some rough beach walking.
DISAPPEARING WALKS. Artist Annabel Ralphs records her interest in geology and tidal forces through drawings, photographs and other documents. This work has been inspired by many walks along the Dorset coast. In this Year of Maritime Lyme and to complement the Maritime Walks Week, this exhibition is in the museum’s Rotunda Gallery until 30 June.
For full details of upcoming events, see What's On at the Museum.