A recent Ramblers poll revealed the top five English coastal walks.
1) Kimmeridge to Durdle Door, Jurassic Coast, Dorset
2) St Ives to Lands End – Cornwall
3) Craster to Embleton Bay, Northumberland
4) Saltburn by the Sea to Staithes – North Yorkshire
5) Crosby to Formby – Merseyside
These are all fantastic coastal walks, there is no doubt costal walking is very popular in fact Ramblers also reported 249million visits were made to coastal locations in the last year.
Ramblers also expressed a vision of a continuous English coastal path – of a route which would take in exhilarating cliff-top walks, breathtaking shorelines, an abundance of wildlife and millions of years of the earth’s history, as well as breathing new life to our coastal villages and seaside towns. This vision led to the groundbreaking Marine and Coastal Access Act. However, Ramblers reported we could be about to lose this magnificent path before any of us have even set foot on it.
A shift in government focus now means that this amazing coastal path has dropped to the bottom of the priority list. The planning and design of the route is being delayed and there is a lack of commitment from those in power to create this wonderful path around the entire English coast. At this rate the dream of a national trail that explores England’s stunning coastline may remain just a dream.
Read the story Jurassic Coast No. 1 but what about the rest – says Ramblers
The Ramblers have launched an appeal to keep the English Coast Path on track.
To donate to the appeal please visit the website or call 020 7339 8500.
Read Chani and Will’s Rohan Canterbury goes coastal
By the way what is your all time favourite UK coastal walk?
Get out get walking
The National Trust care for some of Britain’s most beautiful places to get out and get walking. They have some great suggestions for walks on the National Trust website.
You can select walks by region: East of England,London and South East, Midlands, North East & Yorkshire, North West, Northern Ireland, South West and Wales
Or by theme: A year of walks, Coastal walks, Wildlife walks, Cycle rides, Protected Landscapes, Car Free Walks, Ancient Tree Walks
There are some really great suggestions and interesting walks.
All the information is dowloadable and they are asking if we would let them know what we think about the walks.