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Walkers will be able to enjoy 66 miles of new and improved National Trail following the launch of the first stretch of the England Coast Path in Kent and East Sussex.
The route, between Camber and Ramsgate, is the first to open on the England Coast Path and is set to give walkers incredible views of the coastline and the iconic White Cliffs, as well as the unique areas of Pegwell Bay and Dungeness, well known for their wildlife and flowers.
Natural England is in the process of establishing a 2,700-mile path around the entire English coastline, which is set to be completed in the year 2020, with a large part of the work already in progress.
Upon completion it will be the longest continuous coastal walking route in the world, which is set to be hugely attractive to tourists and those looking to sample English culture.
The iconic and beautiful stretch will allow walkers to enjoy amazing views and sample the fabulous wildlife, whilst taking in the significant historical value, according to the Chairman of Natural England, Andrew Sells.
A large part of English culture will be on show, including the supposed landing site of Julius Caesar at Walmer and Second World War defences at Dover, including Sir Winston Churchill’s tunnels inside the cliffs at Fan Bay.
The path is also set to connect coastal communities together, whilst encouraging walkers to visit more of the coast, bringing a vital economic boost to the region.
Along the route, links between communities and towns will be formed including Camber and Lydd, Greatstone and Hythe and Deal and Sandwich – where three miles of new path have been added in order to give access around the peninsular for the very first time.
If you’re thinking of travelling around the UK this year, be sure to organise your adventure travel insurance in advance.
Date Created: 20/07/2016