Explore The Jurassic Coast
Explore the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, stretching 95 miles (155km) from Swanage in the East to Exmouth in the West. It tells the story of 185 million years of the Earth's history. The site's unique value creates a 'walk through time' that includes the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. The varied geology also provides a spectacular laboratory of coastal change, and supports rare and important plants and animals. It is a place to be enjoyed, learnt from and looked after for future generations.
The cliffs around Lyme Regis constantly crumble and slip into the sea, revealing fossils from the ancient Jurassic past of 180 million years ago. Take a fossil hunting walk and discover the fossilised remains of giant ichthyosaur, plesiosaur, belemnites and ammonites that can be found on the beach .
Safety and The Fossil Code
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The Jurassic Coast Trust
The Jurassic Coast Trust is a membership organisation providing funding support for education and conservation projects along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The Trust provides advice and works with the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Team and partners to establish the site's needs. To find out more about the trust visit The Jurassic Coast Trust website (www.jurassiccoasttrust.org).
For further information on the Jurassic Coast visit the official Jurassic Coast website (www.jurassiccoast.com).