Dorset Ambassador County Module

Dorset - coast and countryside

So the main reason that visitors (43% remember!) come to Dorset is because it is one of the most attractive landscapes in Britain with an amazing variety of views, plants and animals.  These visitors enjoy both the coast and the scenery in different ways – some visit to make specific walks, such as the South West Coast Path, some feel organised coach trips are the best way to get to and enjoy certain landmarks.  Some will want to cycle, and some drive or use public transport.

Because of all these different requirements it is important that you know how far places are from your particular business or place of work.  And of course how accessible certain places are for those who are in wheelchairs or less active.

The following two topics look at Dorset’s Jurassic Coast in more detail, and also at where to find the best scenery in the county – did you know that most of Dorset is an official Area of Outstanding National Beauty?

There are several places where visitors can get more information – see the box below for some useful links to one of the many excellent visitor centres along the Jurassic Coast – do you know which one is closest to you?

Durlston Country Park    Lulworth Cove Heritage Centre   Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre  
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre  Lyme Regis Museum   Dorset Wildlife Trust Fine Foundation Centre at Kimmeridge 

For natural history enthusiasts there are many nature reserves across Dorset – including no less than 42 run by the Dorset Wildlife Trust! – see here for more details