The 1 South West Cycling Project is just one of six projects that have been funded by the Rural Development Programme for England’s Sustainable Rural Tourism Fund.
The largest World Heritage Site in the UK, this is a landscape of 20,000 hectares spread across Cornwall and west Devon, offering myriad experiences and opportunities to explore our world-changing mining culture.
Country Sports South West is an initial three year project to ensure that the South West region becomes the premier tourism destination for country sports and celebrated for its local game and fish. The project also aims to improve the visitor experience and participation in country sports while creating sustainable rural tourism businesses which can respond to the future challenges and exploit new opportunities.
The main goal of South West Lakes Trust’s Outdoor + Active Project is to encourage greater tourism in the South West and to promote better access to sport and the countryside. They will achieve this by constructing brand new on-land activities to accompany their already popular watersports.
The ‘Unlocking Our Coastal Heritage’ project, led by the South West Coast Path Team, is a three-year series of investments to conserve, enhance and interpret 30 nationally important historic and archaeological sites along the South West Coast Path.
Cornwall Council’s Tourism and Rural Access in Cornwall project(TRAC) seeks to establish two strategically important links in Cornwall’s multi-use trail network, following as closely as possible disused railway corridors in the east and north of the county which will link to well established and popular routes in Devon and Cornwall. By increasing the value of the inland tourism the project will provide opportunities for expansion and diversification of businesses away from the popular coastal areas.