Undercliffs 'as good as the Himalayas'

PUBLISHED: 13:36 02 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:24 15 June 2010

THE renown Undercliffs has been named by the Telegraph as one of the greatest walks in the world.

THE renown Undercliffs has been named by the Telegraph as one of the greatest walks in the world.The route through Axmouth to Lyme Regis is a National Nature Reserve and appeared among 50 routes in a list which also includes iconic destinations such as the Grand Canyon and the Himalayas.The World in 50 Walks list describes walking as the only way to get at the heart and soul of a landscape, and many feel it is the best way to get at the six mile coastal strip of land-slipped cliffs.Senior reserves officer at Natural England Tom Sunderland said: "The walk through the reserve is demanding due to the difficult terrain, and can often be muddy and slippery - so we would advise visitors do not attempt it in bad weather."We often say 'don't underestimate the Undercliffs'."However, if you are well prepared, it is a very rewarding experience."Managed by Natural England and within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Beauty, the reserve is part of the Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Site, also known as the Jurassic Coast.For further information about the Undercliffs visit www.naturalengland.org.uk


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