Guidebook to 30 routes celebrating the best day and weekend walks on the England Coast Path, a new National Trail. Includes a varied selection of walks along the country's diverse shoreline, on cliff paths, estuaries, beaches and saltmarsh. Routes from 9 to 45km to suit all ages and abilities, many of which can be enjoyed all year round.


Options throughout the year, from long summer day hikes to shorter and more bracing winter outings


Walks are spread thoughout the country


Various levels of difficulty from energetic and adventurous outings along undulating clifftops to easy and family-friendly walks along flat coasts

Must See

Castles on the coast of Northumberland, the rollercoaster chalk cliffs on the English Channel, East Anglia's wildlife-rich shores, smugglers' coves in Cornwall and the vast sandy beaches and dunes of north west England
30 Sept 2022
24.00 x 22.00 x 1.60cm
At around 4500km (2800 miles), the England Coast Path is the longest coastal trail in the world. This inspirational large-format guide presents a handpicked selection of 30 highlight sections, offering a taste of England's stunning and diverse shoreline. Routes range from 9 to 45km, spanning between 3 hours and 2 days, offering options to suit all abilities. They can be accessed by public transport and are walkable year round (weather permitting!).

Route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50,000 OS map extracts. Included in each walk are comprehensive listings of public transport, toilets and places to eat and drink, which highlight the excellent walking infrastructure available in many areas. Overview information on terrain, distance and timing facilitates easy planning, a route summary table helps you to choose an appropriate route, and there are also GPX files available for free download. Fascinating snippets of history and geology are interspersed throughout, and the appendices contain useful websites and further reading.

Incorporating beautiful photography of England's coastline, the guide will encourage you to explore both well-loved and less well-known parts of the English shoreline, from soaring cliffs to wildlife-rich estuaries, from huge golden beaches to atmospheric marshes. Capturing the rich heritage and glorious contrasts of England's coast, the routes offer something for everyone, whether your passion is for escape or adventure, geology or nature, castles or culture. The sea has defined England's history and the coast is a dynamic and exciting place to walk, so let these 30 routes introduce you to great walking by the sea on England's newest National Trail.
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Andrew McCloy

Andrew McCloy is a writer and journalist specialising in walking and the outdoors and has produced over 20 titles, from family and history rambles to exploring the British coast on foot. An experienced long-distance walker, he wrote the first ever guide to walking from Land’s End to John o’Groats and an award-winning profile of the Pennine Way which he walked to mark its 50th anniversary. Andrew is married with two daughters and lives in Derbyshire, where he is presently Chair of the Peak District National Park Authority.

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