New leaflet to help you discover the Jurassic Coast

A HANDY new leaflet has been published to help people explore the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site in East Devon.

A HANDY new leaflet has been published to help people explore the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site in East Devon.

The guide provides a map and information about travelling by bus, foot, bike, train and boat so that residents and visitors can make the most of England's first and only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. The leaflet is a pilot project led by the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Team and funded by Devon County Council.

It contains comprehensive timetables for all bus services in the area, including the CoastlinX53 service between Exeter, Seaton, Lyme Regis, Bridport, Abbotsbury, Weymouth and Poole. To plan a trip by train, visitors can use and local Tourist Information Centres, listed in the leaflet, have details of boat trips that can offer some of the best views of the cliffs.

There is information on the National Cycle Network in the area and there are routes for three short walks, along the South West Coast Path National Trail which offers stunning views of the coastline, as well as highlighting the East Devon Way network which links Exmouth to Uplyme.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation, said: "This new leaflet offers a user-friendly format for all forms of sustainable transport that can help people enjoy a visit to the Jurassic Coast without having to rely on their cars. There are so many ways to travel in this part of Devon and this guide will be extremely useful for anyone planning a day out in the area."

Councillor Roger Croad, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Environmental and Regulatory Services, said: "The Jurassic Coast is a stunning natural asset for the county. I'm pleased that by funding this leaflet we're able to help local residents and visitors to make the most of some of the county's most striking scenery which is recognised worldwide."

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It is hoped the leaflets currently available for the Dorset sections of the Jurassic Coast will be adapted in line with the new publication so that eventually, comprehensive sustainable transport information can be offered to residents and visitors covering the whole of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

The Jurassic Coast covers 95 miles of stunning coastline from Studland in Dorset to Orcombe Point in Exmouth, Devon, and the rocks which make up its formation are a record of 185 million years of geological history. The coastline was given UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2001.