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England Coast Path: Filey Brigg to North Gare

Find out about the progress of improving coastal access - including maps, process and timing - in North Yorkshire and Teesside.

The 126 km (78 miles) of coast path between Filey Brigg and North Gare is open to the public. Coastal access rights came into force along this stretch of coast in 2 sections, on 21 July 2016 and 18 September 2019, by order of the Secretary of State.

Map of the stretch

The route is available to view on the National Trails website.

If you’re planning a walk on the ECP, check these 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.

Filey Brigg to Newport Bridge

Stage of progress: Open

The 110 km (68 miles) stretch of the England Coast Path (ECP) from Filey Brigg to Newport Bridge is now open to the public. Coastal access rights came into force along this stretch of coast on 21 July 2016 by order of the Secretary of State.

Natural England’s original proposals were approved with modifications by the Secretary of State on 15 January 2016.

The changes include minor amendments to the landward boundary of the coastal margin shown on the maps within the North York Moors National Park. The text description remains unchanged.

The area of land south of the River Tees is subject to a direction excluding the right of access under section 24 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. This direction has been modified to include industrial land further to the west of Smiths Dock Road.

See the section 52 notice for more information.

Use the links below to see details of the Secretary of State’s decision to approve Natural England’s proposals and for guidance on your rights and responsibilities if the ECP passes through your land.

Newport Bridge to North Gare

Stage of progress: Open

The 16 km (10 miles) stretch of the England Coast Path (ECP) from Newport Bridge to North Gare is now open to the public. Coastal access rights came into force along this stretch of coast on 18 September 2019 by order of the Secretary of State.

The report maps show the route of the ECP along this stretch of coast and the adjoining land that is coastal margin, as approved by the Secretary of State on 21 July 2016.

Use the links below to see details of the Secretary of State’s decision to approve Natural England’s proposals and for guidance on your rights and responsibilities if the ECP passes through your land.

Find out more about the England Coast Path

See information about all stretches in preparation around England’s coast.

The coastal access scheme gives details of the process being followed to improve access to the coast.

Contact the coastal access team

Contact Natural England for any comments, suggestions or queries about improving coastal access:

Email: enquiries@naturalengland.org.uk

Telephone: 0300 060 3900

Post:

Coastal access delivery team
Natural England
Mail Hub
County Hall
Spetchley Road
Worcester
WR5 2NP

See the maps below for more information about progress on improving coastal access in other parts of the north east of England.

Published 24 June 2014
Last updated 18 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. Page updated to show the Newport Bridge to North Gare section of this stretch is now open to the public.
  2. Removed the sentence giving a date for when access to the Newport Bridge to North Gare stage of this stretch is expected to be ready.
  3. Date the Newport Bridge to North Gare part of the stretch expected to be ready is now summer 2019.
  4. Access on the Newport Bridge to North Gare part of this stretch expected to be ready in spring 2019.
  5. Updated page for the opening of the Filey Brigg to Newport Bridge stretch and the Secretary of State's decision on the Newport Bridge to North Gare stretch.
  6. Updated page for the end of opportunity to comment on the Newport Bridge to North Gare proposals.
  7. Updated page with information about Natural England's proposals for Newport Bridge to North Gare.
  8. Added details of Secretary of State's decision on Natural England's proposals.
  9. Updated text as work on stretch between Filey Brigg and Newport Bridge has reached stage 4 .
  10. Formal proposals published for consultation
  11. First published.