Somerset costal path opens
Some of Somerset’s most spectacular coastline is open to the public for the first time following the opening of 58 miles of coast path. The new stretch extends from Brean Down to Minehead and is the longest section to be added to the national route so far.
Natural England is in the process of establishing a 2,700 mile continuous path around the entire English coastline and work is already underway on more than half the path.
Rural Affairs Minister, Rory Stewart, comments: “Today’s new path adds to over 100 miles of England Coast Path already officially open, giving people all over the country easy access to our spectacular coastline. By 2020, we’ll have opened up a path around the whole of England’s coast, providing a place to rest, relax and admire the view and a destination for bracing, energetic walks, great for nature and for our health.”