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Date: Sep 8 10:22 AM, 2017
The England Coast Path - Access to the coast and beaches
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At the beginning of September, Natural England announced that work has officially started on all stretches of the 'England Coast Path.' It will be the world's longest continuous coastal trail. It follows the passing of the 'Marine and Coastal Access Act' (2009) and will have taken over ten years to put into place. The final trail will be almost 3,000 miles long, and it is more than just a path - for the first time it gives the right of access to open coast, it allows people to walk over access land to explore beaches and foreshores, right up to the water's edge

Below is a statement from the Ramblers Association:-

It won't just be walkers that will benefit from this landmark project; it is a legacy for the entire nation. The England Coast Path will increase tourism and boost rural economies, it will connect communities, allow us to rediscover our national heritage, and create opportunities for people to enjoy the simple pleasures of being by the seaside.

Natural England has been busy working with landowners, highway authorities and others to open up stretches of the path, and recently they announced (1 September 2017) that work has now started on every stretch. There have been moments when its completion has been in doubt, so with the entire path being worked on and due to open in 2020, we're getting excited!

For more information use the links below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/england-coast-path-improving-public-access-to-the-coast

There is a specific link to the England Coast Path in the South West

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/england-coast-path-in-the-south-west-of-england

Also a link to the north coast section

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coastal-access-in-cornwall-newquay-to-penzance

 



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