Once complete, the England Coast Path will be the longest single section of coastal path to be approved by the UK government.
Stretching nearly 70 miles, the route will run around the coastline of northeast England, passing the North York Moors National Park, Scarborough, Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby, before finishing with views of Middlesbrough’s iconic bridge over the River Tees.
Rural affairs Minister, Rory Steward, said: “The new paths announced today will give people easy access to our outstanding coastline as a place to simply rest, relax and admire the view”
Walkers of the path will be able to marvel at the many spectacular views of Yorkshire’s historic sites, including the gothic ruins of Whitby Abbey and the beautiful harbour village of Staithes, home of the famous explorer Captain Cook.
There are also plans to alter the existing route between Dunball Wharf and St Audries Bay in Somerset to provide an alternative access for walkers to avoid the descent from the cliff tops to the beach.
The approval of coastal pathways follows government plan to complete a path around the whole of England by 2020.