England Coast Path

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England Coast Path showing open sections in blue and the approved but unopened section in magenta

The England Coast Path is a long distance footpath (a National Trail) around the coast of England, currently under development.

The route and associated rights of land access are being opened in stages, with the objective of completion in 2020.


England Coast Path - Super Relation

Route Official Distance Description % Complete Route relation Notes
England Coast Path 255 km (159 mi) open or approved so far English coast: Scottish border near Gretna to Welsh border near Neston, and Aust by Severn Bridge to Scottish border near Berwick-upon-Tweed 100% of the 5 open or approved sections Relation 3971851 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)

England Coast Path - Sections

Section Mapped length Legal status and progress OSM mapping: % Complete Route relation Notes
North West: Gretna to Allonby [1]  ? In preparation: expected in 2017. - - -
North West: Allonby to Whitehaven [2] 34.8 km Opened 11 April 2014 100% Relation 3967662 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) -
North West: Whitehaven to Silecroft [3]  ? Proposals submitted 15 October 2014 - - -
North West: Silecroft to Welsh border  ? not yet started - - -
South West: Aust to Brean Down [4]  ? In preparation: expected "towards the end of 2016" - - -
South West: Brean Down to Minehead [5] 93.0 km Approved 10 July 2014; access expected early 2015 100% Relation 4515473 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) -
South West: Minehead to Lyme Regis  ? not yet started but route largely available as part of South West Coast Path - - -
South West: Lyme Regis to Rufus Castle, Portland [6]  ? In preparation: expected "sometime in 2015" - - -
South West: Rufus Castle, Portland to Lulworth [7] 31.9 km Opened 29 June 2012 100% Relation 3971779 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) -
South West: Lulworth to Bournemouth  ? not yet started - - -
South East: Bournemouth to Camber  ? not yet started - - -
South East: Camber to Folkestone [8]  ? Proposals submitted 19 September 2014 - - -
South East: Folkestone to Ramsgate [9]  ? Approved 23 March 2015; access expected in 2016. - - -
South East: Ramsgate to Whitstable [10]  ? In preparation: expected in 2016. - - -
South East: Whitstable to London  ? not yet started - - -
East: London to Hopton-on-Sea  ? not yet started - - -
East: Hopton-on-Sea to Sea Palling [11] 34.1 km Approved by the Secretary of State 28 September 2015. When preparations are complete, new access rights will come into force along the route and adjoining spreading room. This is expected to be ready during 2016. 100% Relation 5900598 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) -
East: Sea Palling to Weybourne [12] 40.6 km Opened 12 December 2014 100% Relation 4510992 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) -
East: Weybourne to Hunstanton [13]  ? In preparation: expected in 2016, but much of route available as Norfolk Coast Path - - -
East: Hunstanton to the Humber  ? not yet started - - -
Yorkshire & The Humber: Kingston Upon Hull to Kilnsea  ? not yet started - - -
Yorkshire & The Humber: Kilnsea to Filey Brigg [14]  ? In preparation: expected in 2016. - - -
Yorkshire & The Humber: Filey Brigg to North Gare (Hartlepool) [15]  ? In preparation: expected in 2016. - - -
North East: North Gare (Hartlepool) to South Bents [16] 54.9 km Opened 11 April 2014 100% Relation 3966747 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) -
North East: South Bents to Scottish border  ? not yet started - - -

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