The Jurassic Coast Trust’s Lead Business Partners contribute £3,000 or more annually to the Jurassic Coast Trust.
They are passionate and committed local businesses with a love for the Jurassic Coast, who want to help us achieve our mission of enabling everyone to have the best possible experience of England’s only natural World Heritage Site.
Clinton Devon Estates
Clinton Devon Estates are a major landowner in the East Devon area. Their close connection to the local environment dates back to the 13th century.
Their holdings include many acres of rare and threatened pebblebed heath environments, which they work to preserve and educate people about through the Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust.
Clinton Devon Estates and the Jurassic Coast Trust collaborate on educational projects in the East Devon area, and on the yearly Heath Week event.
James Weld, whose family have owned the estate since the 17th century, was the inaugural Chair of the Jurassic Coast Trust, and remained so for 13 years before handing over the reins in 2016. He has since become a Jurassic Coast Trust Benefactor, and the Estate are committed to championing World Heritage, and the conservation of their iconic section of the Jurassic Coast.
The Jurassic Coast Trust works closely with Lulworth Cove Visitor Centre on training and educational projects, and has a significant presence at Camp Bestival, held annually at Lulworth Castle.
The Trust has also collaborated closely with Lulworth Estate on access and interpretation relating to the Fossil Forest near Lulworth Cove.
West Dorset Leisure Holidays
West Dorset Leisure Holidays were the first Jurassic Coast Business Partner, establishing an opt-out donation scheme in 2007. This ingenious concept involves guests making a small optional donation to the Trust when booking their holiday. In the 11 years since its inception, this has added up to over £75,000 raised for the Trust.
Martin Cox and his team are committed supporters of the Jurassic Coast Trust, and their fundraising model has since been adopted by numerous other businesses along the coast.
The Jurassic Coast Trust operate regular guided walks from Highlands End and Golden Cap Holiday Parks through our local Ambassadors, as well as running our Big Jurassic Summer Sleepout event at Graston Copse Holiday Park.