The South West Coast Path is England's longest waymarked long-distance footpath and a National Trail. It stretches for 630 miles, running from Minehead in Somerset, along the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, to Poole Harbour in Dorset. 95 miles of the path run along the Jurassic Coast.
An iconic and ancient landscape, that offers perfect walking through England’s only natural World Heritage Site. Starting in East Devon at Exmouth, known as the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, you’ll follow the acorn along the Coast Path, through Budleigh Salterton that will lead you through 185 million years of history. A geologist’s playground, a wildlife haven, this prehistoric path is an ideal choice for your next coastal adventure
The Jurassic Coast displays evidence of three geological time Periods called the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous.Those three time periods of Earth history collectively make up the Mesozoic Era, running from around 250 to 65 million years ago.
Through this coastline’s unique geology, visitors can understand the profound environmental changes that occur across millions of years of time. The fossils of strange and terrifying extinct creatures that tumble from its cliffs have the potential to change the way we see the world. And out of its rock falls, landslides and storm-battered beaches we gain insights into the creation of the coastline itself.