The Donkey Sanctuary’s international headquarters in Sidmouth has joined forces with 35 other award-winning venues, restaurants and attractions to produce a new East Devon visitor map that celebrates all the amazing places that the region has to offer.

As well as support from the 35 businesses involved, the new visitor map also benefitted from a grant from the East Devon AONB Sustainable Development Fund, delivered locally on behalf of Defra.

The group, East Devon Excellence, launched the new map in the stunning setting of Cadhay’s historic Tudor manor house near Ottery St Mary this week and aims to promote all the ‘special places in nature’s finest setting’.

Team holding East Devon visitor map
Ruud Jansen Venneboer, Chair of East Devon Excellence (centre-left) and Alistair Handyside, East Devon Excellence Committee member (far-right) are pictured alongside The Donkey Sanctuary's John Crouch and Gemma Rowsell
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John Crouch, visitor engagement manager at The Donkey Sanctuary says: “We are delighted to be working in collaboration with all the other visitor attractions and businesses and helping put East Devon on the map. The region has so much to offer visitors and locals alike and the new map brings them all together in a clear guide to our region.”

Around 45,000 copies of the East Devon map will be distributed over the next two years. As well as providing details and the location of the featured businesses and attractions, it also pin points areas of special interest, plus towns and villages. It is hoped the map will prove popular with visitors to the region, boost the local economy and help people plan a special break or family holiday.

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