East Devon AONB launches new website putting local tourism on the map

The East Devon AONB is inviting visitors to explore its new website, aimed at raising awareness of the East Devon Way and showcasing local businesses along the route.

Created for East Devon residents, as well as national and international visitors to the area, the new site provides all the essential information needed to visit and enjoy the stunning 40 mile walking route through the heart of East Devon.

Online visitors can now download user-friendly guides for over 25 walks along the six stages of the route that passes through villages and varied landscapes of heathland, woodland and river valley, between Exmouth and Lyme Regis.

The site also features an interactive map of the East Devon Way, showing recommended places to ‘Eat, Sleep and Drink’ along the route; making it as easy as possible to plan a visit as well promoting awareness of local AONB Ambassador businesses and attractions.

“Overall our aim in creating the site was to give visitors the opportunity to learn more about the East Devon Way and encourage them to try it out for themselves,” says Chris Woodruff, East Devon AONB Manager. “By focussing on both the physical route and our Ambassador businesses that serve it, we had an opportunity to promote our beautiful landscape, healthy lifestyles and support local, sustainable tourism.”

In addition to the key features of the site, news, events, images and personal accounts of walking the route all combine to give a friendly and informative overview of opportunities and experiences available to anyone on the East Devon Way.

Visitors are encouraged to explore the website at www.eastdevonway.org.uk

A guidebook for the East Devon Way is also available in hard copy from East Devon Tourist Information Centres or by contacting the AONB office. Full details available on the website.