England Coast Path in the west of England

Find out about Natural England's progress with improving coastal access.


England Coast Path in the west of England

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The map shows the stretches and provisional timings for improving coastal access in the west of England. Use the links in the table below to find out more information about each stretch.

Stretch name Progress
Aust to Brean Down Stage 4: Determine
Brean Down to Minehead Open to the public
Lyme Regis to Rufus Castle Stage 4: Determine
Rufus Castle on Portland to Lulworth Cove Open to the public
Lulworth Cove to Kimmeridge Bay Stage 2 and 3: Develop and Propose
Kimmeridge Bay to Highcliffe Stage 4: Determine
Published 31 March 2015
Last updated 25 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Map and table updated to show that the Aust to Brean Down stretch is now at stage 4.

  2. Kimmeridge Bay to Highcliffe is now at stage 4.

  3. Replaced map with new version showing that the Brean Down to Minehead stretch is open to the public.

  4. Updated map. Work has started on the Lulworth Cove to Highcliffe stretch.

  5. First published.