Protected Landscapes

The South West Coast Path National Trail route goes through two National Parks, Exmoor and Dartmoor, seven Areas of Outstanding National Beauty, two World Heritage sites, Jurassic Coast and Cornish MiningWorldHeritageSite,  UNESCO Global Geopark and Biosphere Reserve. 

These and other the south west protected landscapes were recognized recently by being awarded the “Outstanding Contribution” to Tourism accolade at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards. None of these charge an entry fee, yet they remain one of the primary reasons why visitors choose the region as a destination, contributing significantly to the visitor economy.