Longest stretch of England Coast Path now open in Somerset

The longest stretch of the new England Coast Path has now opened in Somerset - allowing public access to some of the region's most stunning sites, including views of Exmoor and the Bristol Channel. 

Published: March 17th, 2016 at 11:27 am


Opening in sections, when completed in 2020 the new National Trail will run all around England's coast. 

According to Natural England, the England Coast Path will be be one of the longest coastal walking routes in the world. 

The newly unveiled 58 mile route in Somerset runs from Minehead to Brean Down and cost £200,000 to create. 

Watch a drone video of the new route below. 


View a map showing progress of the new route here.


Carys MatthewsGroup Digital Editor

Carys is the Group Digital Editor of countryfile.com and discoverwildlife.com. Carys can often be found trail running, bike-packing, wild swimming or hiking in the British countryside.


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