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              Trail Information

              Find useful facts and learn more about the England Coast Path Path below.

              About the Trail

              The England Coast Path is a new walking route that will follow the entire coast of England. For the first time people will have the right of access around all our open coast. This includes – where appropriate – any land, other than the trail itself, which forms part of the Coastal Margin. The path is being opened in sections but will, when completed, be the longest coastal path in the world. It will be a National Trail.

              At the moment you can only walk some sections. The open sections are shown on the interactive map. As new sections open they will be added to the website maps. You can also see open sections and find out about progress on other sections on the gov.uk website.

              In the South West, the following sections are open to the public (as of July 2019):

              • Brean Down to Minehead
              • Rufus Castle on Portland to Lulworth Cove

              Exploring the Trail

              The England Coast Path has been created under new legislation. In parts it follows existing public rights of way, but many sections are completely new and use a new right of access. Because of this it has different rules to public rights of way. Please make sure you obey any on-site signage.

              In most places you don’t have to stick to the path. Land to the seaward side of the trail, shaded pink on Ordnance Survey Maps is Coastal Margin. Much of this land has public access. Although you have the right to explore away from the path please use common sense – the England Coast Path includes land that is steep, unstable and not readily accessible. Just because the maps says you can go there doesn’t mean it is safe to do so.

              What is special about the Trail?

              The England Coast will be the longest coastal walking route in the world when it is complete.

              The England Coast Path is much more than just a path. It has been created under new legislation. It allows access to the coast including the cliff tops and the beach. Everything to the seaward side of the path is designated as Coastal Margin. This gives you the right to walk off the path. You can see where this land is – it is shaded pink on the 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps.

              But, although the land is shaded pink, you don’t have the right to walk everywhere – the Coastal Margin includes land:

              • where access rights don’t apply, for example cropped land, buildings and their curtilage (the land immediately surrounding them), and gardens. This land is called ‘excepted land’. You don’t have the right to walk on excepted land. You can see a full list of excepted land here.
              • that is subject to local restrictions including many areas of saltmarsh and mud flats that are not suitable for public access.
              • that is steep, unstable and not readily accessible.

              Getting there

              It’s easy to reach the South West Coast using public transport.

              The world famous Great Western Railway built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel stretches down to Penzance and branch lines head off to many of the resorts along the path – with stunning views from the train it’s a great way to get to the Coast Path.

              Many of the towns along the Trail are served by long distance National Express coaches. Local buses run a fairly regular service along most of the coast meaning that there are many sections of the Trail that you can walk in a day without having to retrace your steps.

              The nearest airports to the Trail are Exeter and Newquay. Overseas visitors can also reach the Trail by ferry. Brittany Ferries serve Plymouth and Poole.

              For public transport information and journey planning visit the Traveline website or call them on 0871 200 22 33.

              Accommodation List

              This National Trail passes through the very best landscapes – places you may want to explore for several days at a time. From cosy country inns to characterful cottages, we’ve got your accommodation near the England Coast Path covered.

              Download and print a list of accommodation for each section of the Trail.

              Ready to plan your walk?

              The National Trails shop has everything you need to plan your trip.