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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Lyme Regis Bowling Club

Situated just behind The Cobb in Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis Bowling Club is popular with locals and visitors alike. The immaculately kept bowling green has good views of the cliffs above and pleasant breezes from the sea.

Lyme Regis Bowling Club

Bowls has a long history on the south coast with the most famous (though probably mythical) game involving Francis Drake on Plymouth Hoe before the arrival of the Spanish Armada in 1588.

The Lawn Bowls played in the south of England is slightly different to the Crown Green Bowls of the north of the country. The bowls are the same (though not the "jack" - the smaller target bowl) but the green of the northern variety has a curved surface - higher in the middle than the sides. In Lawn Bowls the bowlers bowl in straight lines, whereas in Crown Green Bowls the bowlers can bowl across the camber ("crown") of the green.

Lyme Regis Bowling Club
The South West Coast Path starts just behind the Bowling Club.
Lyme Regis Bowling Club
Monmouth Beach
Lyme Regis
Tel: 01297 445443

Open 10am-9pm (April-Oct). £4 per person for 2 hours, £3 per person for 1 hour.
All equipment available for non-members. Bowls are available for hire at 50p per session.

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