Attractions and Activities

There is so much to see and do in the local area, from fossil hunting on the beaches and walks along the stunning coastline to theme parks, tree top adventure courses and everything in between.

Below we have a few suggestions. There are also useful guides on the following websites:
What’s on in Dorset
Visit Devon Website

Starting with the closest to Westover

View with cattle
Westover Farm with cattle looking towards the Barn and Cider Cottages, and our Campsite

Westover farm

You are welcome to roam our 150 acre farm (except for the farm building areas)
Please respect livestock and fencing.

Westover Farm is just 1½ miles from the Jurassic Coast at Charmouth.

The Jurassic Coast Trust have events all year
The organised walks are excellent

Fossil hunting, on Charmouth Beach, is a ½ hour walk following the Monarch’s Way footpath, across the fields. There is also a fantastic visitor centre by the beach in Charmouth, the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, with hands on exhibits for kids and fascinating fossil displays. You can book fossil walks through the centre- must be booked well in advance especially in school holidays.

A fantastic area for gentle strolls or more serious walking.
See more detail on <Walks Nearby>
Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall
Wootton church
Wootton Fitzpaine
¼ mile

Playing Field and small playground for children 
Social Club – Bar, Snooker, etc
Village Hall – events – live music, film night is the last Thursday in the month
St Pauls’s Church

Wootton Fitzpaine website

¼ mile. 10 minute walk

Dog on beach
Charmouth beach and Golden Cap
On the Jurassic Coast
1½ miles (20 minute walk)

Buses run from Charmouth

Fossil Hunting

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre – learn about fossils and safely search. Guided tours

Charmouth Beach – for all the family. Sand, bathing, walking

Walking or strolling.
Footpaths and exploring
The South West Coast Path
Golden Cap – the highest point on the South Coast
Stonebarrow Hill – for views and walks

Charmouth Beach – for all the family. Sand, bathing, walking
CHARMOUTH STORES – excellent small supermarket
Places to eat
Post Office
Morgans – newspapers, hardware, anything!
Chemist – The Pharmacy
Camping Supplies – Dorset Leisure Centre.

There is a very good children’s playground and large playing fields down Barr’s Lane opposite the pharmacy in Charmouth

1½ miles (20 minute walk)

Lyme Regis Cobb from Timber Hill
Lyme Regis beach
Lyme Regis Cobb
Tunnel shooting range

The Tunnel Target Sports Centre
(1 mile from Westover Farm

The Tunnel Target Sports Centre

The Tunnel Tree Tops

A brand new high-ropes trekking course, designed for all the family

Bidlake Riding Stables

Bidlake Farm Riding Stables
(About 9 miles from Westover)
Jo Forsey
Bidlake Farm
07796 517888

Axe Valley Wildlife Park
Axe Valley Wildlife Park

(5 miles from Westover Farm)

A small and friendly zoo situated in the beautiful countryside of the Axe Valley in East Devon

Seaton Tramway
Seaton Tramway

Interesting and fun for all ages

Seaton Jurassic – an interactive Jurassic experience

Paragliding taster day
Taster day Paragliding course

Fantastic day with an excellent trainer – recommended.

Flying Frenzy Paragliding School
Along the coast near Swyre
About 10 miles from Westover Farm

T Snook Hatters


Good for all the family, even in poor weather

The Donkey Sanctuary
The Donkey Sanctuary
(16 miles)

Very popular with many of our visitors. Entry is free, fantastic cafe and childrens play area

Abbotsbury and Swannery
Abbotsbury and Swannery
(17 miles)

An amazing visit
Chesil Beach
The Swannery
St Catherines Chapel
Tithe Barn.  Children’s visitor farm.
Sub-tropical gardens

Arts and Culture
near Westover Farm

Bridport Arts Centre

Bridport Arts Centre

A superb range of interesting productions

Leisure Centres and Sport

Bridport Leisure Centre

Axe Valley Sports Centre

Cycling in Dorset
Cycling in Dorset

National cycle route 2 passes through Wootton Fitzpaine Cycle route through our village

Other routes are shown on the  Sustrans website

Cycle supplies and new cycles
Soanes Cycles
Queens Square, Colyton, Devon. EX24 6JX.  Tel. 01297 552308 

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