Work is now well underway on the England Coast Path - a new National Trail around all of England's open coast.
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15 April 2014 - the Secretary of State has announced his decision to approve a stretch of the England Coast Path in Norfolk between Sea Palling and Weybourne.
11 April 2014 - two more stretches of the England Coast Path are now open for use. A new 36 km stretch located between Allonby and Whitehaven on the Cumbria coast, and a further 55km stretch is also open from North Gare to South Bents on the Durham, Sunderland and Hartlepool coast in the North East.
31 March 2014 - preparation starts to improve coastal access along a 61 km stretch of the Norfolk coast between Weybourne and Hunstanton.
For the first time people will have the right of access around all our open coast, including – where appropriate – ‘spreading room’ along the way where you will be able to rest, relax or admire the view.
The new right of access will be brought into effect at different times around the coast although they are already in place along a short section of coast at Weymouth. There are five stages to the process, explained below.
More work is already underway on several other parts of the coast.
(15 April 2014) Approval for a new stretch of the England Coast Path has been announced today opening up 41 km of improved access for people to enjoy the beautiful coastline between Sea Palling and Weybourne in Norfolk.
(12 August 2013) Two new stretches of England’s Coast Path were approved recently between Allonby and Whitehaven in Cumbria (36km), and in the North East between North Gare in Hartlepool and South Bents in Sunderland (55km).