Jurassic Coast Projects
In recent years, money raised from the South West Coast Path Association has helped fund many improvement and path repair projects on the Jurassic Coast.
The Jurassic Coast stretches from Exmouth in east Devon to Poole in Dorset and is England’s first UNESCO designated natural World Heritage Site. It covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history. The impact of the sea is distinctly evident in the many amazing rock formations and cliff faces on this stretch of coastline. This coastline has been impacted by recent storms over the last few years and as anywhere on the path it is subject to constant erosion and exposed to all the elements that the British weather can throw at it.
Particular projects that have been carried out recently are; at Orcombe Point near Exmouth where coastal erosion and wet summers threatened this very well used section of the Coast Path. In places the path has been relocated and in others repairs have been made where erosion was severe or gullying due to lots of rain had washed parts of the path away. This section has also benefitted from the installation of new oak signpoints to replace those where needed.
Further oak signposts are required to install as and when old one's need replacing. Read about these and other Future Projects HERE. Other new projects are continually being considered by Coast Path local representative volunteers and Association staff with their local rangers on the ground.
We hope you will help us to continue to complete project work in this area, by donating towards Jurassic projects, supporting us in other ways, or reporting any problems so that together we can ensure the South West Coast Path continues to be one of the world’s greatest walks.