Jurassic Coast is unlocked with new and improved trail

After three years of hard work the Wild about Weymouth and Portland Legacy trail is nearing completion, allowing the public to engage with the 20 million years of history of the Jurassic Coast.

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The Wild about Weymouth and Portland Legacy trail is nearing completion after three years of work to develop the route.

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The trail that runs from Littlemoor to Portland Bill has a number of new improvements to allow the public to engage with the 20 million years of history that lie within the Jurassic Coast.

The project has worked to enhance heritage features and information and facilities available to the public, as well as improvements to the quality of the route itself.

Bella Crawford, from the South West Coast Path team, says: “It has been fantastic to see all the hard work of the past three years coming to fruition.”

The project has had funding from the South West Coastal Path Team as well as a number of different sources including the Big Lottery.

The trail’s development is one of four elements in a £2.1 million project to enhance the south west coast.

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Lyn Cooch, from Dorset Countryside, said: “So far people have responded really well to the new waypoints, watching them evolve and enjoying the dry stone walling and locally carved pieces.”