JEJU WEEKLY

  • Updated 2022.9.19 15:50
  • All Articles
  • member icon
  • facebook cursor
  • twitter cursor
CommunityInterviews
Case studies of Bruce Trail and Cotswold WayExpanding the possibilities of Jeju Olle by looking at trails around the world
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
승인 2010.11.27  13:20:07
페이스북 트위터
Jeju Olle extended its trail network during the World Trail Conference 2010 on the island this past Nov. 7 to 9 with the signing of MOUs with the 1,200 plus kilometer Bruce Trail in Ottawa, Canada and the 164 kilometer Cotswold Way in South West England.

Started in the 1960s, Bruce Trail runs along the Niagara Escarpment, starting at Niagara and ending in the northern community of Tobermory. The trail’s official Web site, brucetrail.org, boast of the 1,000 year old Eastern White Cedars, the 40 species of orchids found only in the Bruce peninsula, and the 90 species of fish that can be seen along the escarpment. The trail is filled with cliffs, caves and wetlands, not to mention endless verdant forests and the dramatic waterfalls.

Cotswold Way is described on nationaltrail.co.uk as an area of “quintessentially English countryside.” Picturesque rolling hills and beech woods speckle the 30-year-old “long distance walking trail” that passes through quaint villages and historically significant sites, starting in Chipping Campden and ending in the city of Bath.

Both trails have easily accessible information, not only online, but through multiple guide books and similar publications. Both send out newsletters and hold walking events that encourage health, appreciation of nature, and conservation of the areas. During these festivals, as well as any time throughout the year, walkers who complete all of Cotswold and complete all or portions of Bruce trail are able to receive various tokens of recognition.

Bruce Trail boasts of over 400,000 visits each year, more than 1,000 volunteers, and 8,500 members of the Bruce Trail Conservancy. Cotswold Way networks with multiple organization that are primarily volunteer based, such as Walkers are Welcome, Rambler’s Association, and Walking for Health, which if tallied together, show supporters, in the thousands, of trails across the UK, including Cotswold Way.

These two trails receive various private and government funding and are both continually seeking creative ways to maintain the access and quality of the trails while preserving the natural ecosystems they wind through and keeping a good report with landowners in the area.

It is clear the organizations associated with these trails are extremely active in involving the surrounding communities in maintaining and supporting the trails, as well as making them visitor friendly by providing lists, links, and maps of accommodations.



ⓒ Jeju Weekly 2009 (http://www.jejuweekly.com)
All materials on this site are protected under the Korean Copyright Law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published without the prior consent of Jeju Weekly.
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
페이스북 트위터
60 Second Travel
Jeju-Asia's No.1 for Cruise

Jeju Weekly

Mail to editor@jejuweekly.com  |  Phone: +82-64-724-7776 Fax: +82-64-724-7796
#503, 36-1, Seogwang-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Korea, 63148
Registration Number: Jeju Da 01093  |  Date of Registration: November 20, 2008  |  Publisher: Hee Tak Ko  | Youth policy: Hee Tak Ko
Copyright 2009 All materials on this site are protected under the Korean Copyright Law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published
without the prior consent of jeju weekly.com.

ND소프트