Get the most out of our amazing coastal walking.

One of the advantages of living on an island is an extensive coastline for a small landmass. But that’s not all –The England Coast Path will be the longest managed and waymarked coastal path in the world. It’s all planned to be joined up and open in 2020.

Don’t think this is just seaside ambles – the variety is breathtaking. Dramatic cliffs, endless sand, historic harbours, ancient rocks, mudflats, creeks and estuaries.

We’ve walked some old favourites and explored new ones this year from the Jurassic Coast and the beaches of the Wash, to The White Cliffs and a fascinating circuit of Portland. There are gentle coves and wooded estuaries and demanding marine scrambles.

Seals at Horsey - not the greatest walkers!

Seals at Horsey – not the greatest walkers!

Be prepared – a cliff top walk may look flat on the map, but everywhere a river or stream cuts its way through to the sea, expect a decent – followed by the inevitable ascent. This is often where the little treasures lie – forested defiles, cool valleys of tumbling water, ancient rocky footways.

There’s nothing like a bracing sea breeze to blow the summer cobwebs away.