Saturday, 26 May 2012
One Coast for All ; Campaign for the English Coastal Path
Natural England has announced it`s intentions regarding the proposed English Coastal Path.
I`ve covered the background to this some time ago (see `Don`t Cut the Coastal Path - Claim the Coast`, this blog, Sat 2 Oct 2010), which is handy as it means I don`t have to go over it again !
The current plan aims to ensure that you can walk the coastline from Hull to Dorset via Hadrian`s Wall Path and the Welsh Coast (Does this make sense ? Geography was never my strong point.) by 2017.
Public consultations are underway in Cumbria, Durham Sunderland and Hartlepool concerning proposals for the path in those areas.
The first stretch of the path (near Weymouth) is expected to open during July.
This progress has led an emboldened Ramblers to relaunch it`s Coastal Path campaign under a new name ; `One Coast for All - the Campaign for the English Coastal Path`, with an accompanying petition in support of the path.
For more information, visit www.ramblers.org.uk and/or www.walkmag.co.uk . Requests for more information can be e-mailed to the Ramblers Campaign Team on firstname.lastname@example.org .