At around 4500km (2800 miles), the England Coast Path is the longest coastal trail in the world. This inspirational large-format guide presents a handpicked selection of 30 highlight sections, offering a taste of England’s stunning and diverse shoreline. Routes range from 9 to 45km, spanning between 3 hours and 2 days, offering options to suit all abilities. They can be accessed by public transport and are walkable year round (weather permitting!).
Route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50,000 OS map extracts. Included in each walk are comprehensive listings of public transport, toilets and places to eat and drink, which highlight the excellent walking infrastructure available in many areas. Overview information on terrain, distance and timing facilitates easy planning, a route summary table helps you to choose an appropriate route, and there are also GPX files available for free download. Fascinating snippets of history and geology are interspersed throughout, and the appendices contain useful websites and further reading.
Incorporating beautiful photography of England’s coastline, the guide will encourage you to explore both well-loved and less well-known parts of the English shoreline, from soaring cliffs to wildlife-rich estuaries, from huge golden beaches to atmospheric marshes. Capturing the rich heritage and glorious contrasts of England’s coast, the routes offer something for everyone, whether your passion is for escape or adventure, geology or nature, castles or culture. The sea has defined England’s history and the coast is a dynamic and exciting place to walk, so let these 30 routes introduce you to great walking by the sea on England’s newest National Trail.