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Longest coastal path in the world to come to England in 2020
Posted on 22/03/2020

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England will be home to the longest coastal path in the world this year, and the views will surely take your breath away!

The National Trail project is ready to unveil the longest accessible route, stretching over 2,795 miles by the end of 2020. This ambitious project which will be spread across the entire English coast will be the next ideal hotspot for hikers and lovers of Nature!

Natural England is also negotiating with owners of some fantastic properties (overlapping with private lands too) along the coastline including beautiful seaside resorts, stunning coastal towns like Plymouth in the South East, scenic landscape along the Welsh border in the South West, the Lake District, Morecambe Bay, Formby's famous sand dunes in the North West, the Scottish border and a number of incredible beaches in the North East regions. A part of this route will also pursue the South West Coast Path.

An extraordinary trail

An extraordinary trail
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Other famous landmarks on the England Coast Path include Lyme Regis on the South West Coast Path, which is a pivotal point on the Jurassic Coast, and England's only UNESCO World Heritage Site, where visitors have the opportunity to admire ancient fossils along a 95-mile long strip of rock arches, boasting nearly 185 million years of one-of-a-kind geological history. The trail is going to be thrilling to say the least.

The best part is that, along this coastline, walkers will be able to see some amazing natural wonders, such as rare saltmarshes, old dunes, exotic wildlife, and breathtaking views. Natural England has said that walkers can "enjoy impressive views over the Irish Sea and Morecambe Bay, and across the Walney Channel and the Duddon Estuary to the Lake District".

This idea of uniting multiple trails together into one uninterrupted track comes from Natural England, an undertaking they started back in 2010. And there is no doubt that adventurers, as well as tourists who love the calmness of the sea, will enjoy the end result.

Visits around these areas have boosted England's economy by a staggering 350 million in 2017. And even better, numbers reveal that 97% of people feel refreshed and revitalised as a result of the time they spend breathing the fresh air and taking in all the natural beauty... So it might be the ideal activity to plan for post-lockdown times!