Stage 5: Open
If you are planning a walk on the ECP, please check our interactive access maps for details of local access restrictions and coast path diversions which may apply at certain times.
Coastal access rights normally apply to all land that is coastal margin - including any land seaward of the route - unless it falls into a category of excepted land.
Route alteration near Micklam Farm
A change to the rights of way network allows walkers to follow a different route in the short to medium term.
On 10 May 2013, a definitive map modification order confirmed the addition of a public bridleway between points A and B near Micklam Farm.
Natural England chose not to align the ECP along the bridleway. Potential development on land at Micklam farm seemed likely to affect this part of the route.
The proposed development is not yet underway which is delaying establishment works. These will not begin until the situation on this section of the ECP is clearer.
If development does not happen, Natural England may consider a variation of the approved route. This could align the ECP between points A and B with the public bridleway.
There would be an opportunity to submit objections or representations on any variation proposal. After that process, the proposals would pass to the Secretary of State for approval.
Use the links below to see details of the Secretary of State’s decision to approve Natural England’s original proposals and for guidance on your rights and responsibilities if the England Coast Path passes through your land.