Ware Cliffs

Point of interest
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Ware Cliffs are situated to the west of Lyme, inside the Devon border at the start of the section of South West Coast Path known as the Undercliff, which runs between Seaton and Lyme Regis.

The area is predominately open meadow land and woodland preserved by the National Trust. The area was an important Armada look-out point and later when a French invasion was feared, the warning beacon sited here, when lit, would have started a chain from the coast north to Trinity Hill near Axminster and west to Rousdon in the direction of Seaton. With vigilance, the entire country to the north coast could be alerted within half an hour thanks to the well worked out network of sightlines joining hilltop to hilltop.

You can access Ware Cliffs either from Holmbush Car Park or from the steps which lead up from Monmouth beach car park adjacent to the Bowling Green. From Holmbush Car Park head in the direction of Pine Walk which is a no through road. At the end of the road there is a footpath with a gate to go through.

There are some pleasant views from the clifftop pasture with several paths to follows including one signposted "Chimney Rock" that will lead you off the Coast Path and steeply upwards to an interesting geological feature, a remnant stack of chert.


Ware Cliffs