South-West World Heritage Sites join forces for interactive sustainable transport map

By Culture24 Staff | 07 January 2010
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A photo from the top of a cliff looking out to sea

(Above) Gad Cliff on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset. Picture: Jim Champion

Four of the South-West's most breathtaking nature areas, including the famous Jurrasic Coast, are hoping to make travel to the heritage sites easier than ever with a new website.

World Heritage Sites the City of Bath, the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape, the Jurassic Coast of Dorset and East Devon and Stonehenge and Avebury will be positioned on an interactive map highlighting ways to circumnavigate them on sustainable transport.

Sally King, Manager of the 95-mile Jurassic Coast trail which is home to relics from 185 million years of evolution, said she was "delighted" to have led the South West World Heritage Sites project, which took three years to complete.

"We hope to make it easy for people to discover ways of visiting and exploring our unique natural and cultural heritage in the South West without travelling by car," she explained.

"This will help them to protect our environment and enjoy themselves in the process."

Under the terms of a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation convention, the UK is obliged to safeguard World Heritage Sites for future generations.

Visit the trail here.

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