The Jurassic Coast is England's first natural World Heritage Site. Covering 95 miles of coastline from East Devon to Dorset, displaying 185 million years of the Earth's history.
World Heritage status was achieved because the Jurassic Coast provides a unique insight into Earth Sciences. It shows a geological ‘walk through time’ spanning the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. World Heritage Sites are places of ‘outstanding universal value’ selected by UNESCO.
Here's a sneak peak at the home page of the new jurassiccoast.org:
We are running a Testing Session for the new site next Friday, 27th November, at 2pm at County Hall in Dorchester.
If you'd like to come along and put the new site through its paces, please let Guy know -
. We would love to have you along and hear what you think!
Our Jurassic Coast Ambassadors have been busier than ever. Here's some of the things they've been up to all along the coast over the last few months.
Emily Cowper-Coles accompanied the Jurassic Coast's Youth delegation to the 2015 World Heritage Youth Summit, held in Blaenevon in Wales. Emily acted as a mentor and expert for the young representatives of our World Heritage Site. You can read all about the Summit from Youth representative Hannah Graham here.
Martin Curtis recently spoke at Dorchester Children's Centre's "Saturdads" group. Martin spoke all about the value of fossil hunting on the beach as a fun, free and healthy family activity. He showed some top finds from his personal collection and spoke to the Dads in attendance about the best spots on the coast to look for fossils, and how easy they are to access.
Our East Devon Ambassadors assisted at our first ever event for Ladram Bay Holiday Park, one of the Jurassic Coast Trust's new Business Partners. Tony spoke to park guests about the history of the World Heritage Site, and Tony and Donald led a walk from the park, with its iconic red sea stacks, to Sidmouth. The event was very well-received, and will hopefully be the first of many that we run at Ladram Bay.
Tony speaks about the history of the Jurassic Coast
Trevor and John try out our new ACME Ammonite Racer tyres.
Steve Snowball recently contributed some terrific facts about what Weymouth and Dorset were like during the last Ice Age for Jurassic Skyline's Winter Flights programme. You can read Steve's facts here.
The Jurassic Coast Trust is partnering with the South West Coast Path Association and East Devon AONB Partnership for a "Coast & Countryside" dinner on Saturday 26th September at Higher Wiscombe in East Devon.