Jurassic January and Sustainable Tourism news

Working Towards Sustainable Tourism With The Jurassic Coast Trust

Our charity partner, The Jurassic Coast Trust, invited us to attend Jurassic January. This sustainable tourism-focused event hosted a fantastic line-up of speakers from across the UK.

Sustainable Tourism at Durdle Door

Peter Moore from The National Trust Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland spoke in detail about the problems facing their iconic coastal attraction. Like at Durdle Door, hundreds of thousands of visitors come each year. As a result, immense pressure is put on both the natural landscape and the surrounding infrastructure. The National Trust undertook ground-breaking mapping of the area. This has told them exactly who is visiting the Giant’s Causeway and why. They intend to use the information gleaned in sustainable tourism planning going forward. For example, do they start to impose a limit on visitors? This certainly would be nothing new. Many major attractions around the world do so. And this is something that could also apply to Durdle Door!

Karen and Chrissie from Bagwell Farm in nearby Weymouth spoke about the steps they have taken to ensure their touring pitches and campsite are as environmentally friendly as possible. Amazingly  they have won Gold in the Green Tourism Awards for three years running! Designated wildlife conservation areas, getting guests involved in spotting wildlife, and encouraging guests to visit local attractions car-free all set a fantastic example of what local businesses can do to make our campsites greener. Durdle Door Holiday Park will certainly be implementing as many of these measures as we can, but we do need the involvement of both our guests and our Holiday Home Owners!

Bug Hotel in Woodland Walk

Bug Hotel in Woodland Walk, Durdle Door Holiday Park

How Does Sustainable Tourism Apply To Me?

We left the event feeling inspired and motivated to make 2020 our most sustainable year yet!

Each year we celebrate our unique stretch of the Jurassic Coast. Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove are within walking distance. As is the gorgeous village of West Lulworth which hosts lots of great places to eat, drink, shop and learn. Come and stay with us and see for yourself how important it is to conserve our landscape for our children’s children. While you’re here, why not attempt your first car-free holiday? There’s no place better to try it!

How Can I Give To The Jurassic Coast Trust?

The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site stretches for 95 miles from Exmouth in the west to Studland Bay in the east. The Lulworth Estate is proud to support the Jurassic Coast Trust. By raising funds for education and conservation, the Trust aims to ensure this World Heritage Site is passed on to future generations as a place of discovery and enjoyment. Durdle Door Holiday Park raises money for our partner through visitor giving. A voluntary donation can be added onto each holiday booking. If you would like to make a donation, please visit Reception. Visit www.jurassiccoast.org  to find out more.

sustainable tourism on the Jurassic Coast