Coast Path extension 'to boost economy in Burnham area'
approval of nearly 60 extra miles of coast path through Somerset
has been announced by Natural England, with the promise of a big
economic boost for the Burnham-On-Sea area.
new area of the England Coast Path will aim to improve access
for the public between Brean Down and Minehead - bringing extra
tourists and walkers into the area.
announcement from the Secretary of State follows detailed work
by Natural England, Somerset County Council, landowners and others
to ensure visitors can enjoy a clearly-marked walking route.
Lusby, spokesperson for Natural England, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"As well as enabling visitors to enjoy new parts of Somersets
coastline, improved access will help to support local economies,
by attracting visitors to explore this popular coastline, and
boosting business for local shops, pubs and hotels."
added: "Between Brean Down and Burnham, the trail will follow
a level gradient along the beach. At Burnham, it will follow The
Esplanade until the mouth of the River Brue."
officially opened, the extended walking route will provide, for
the first time, access along the whole coastline.
Diamond, Natural Englands Area Manager for Somerset, added:
"We are delighted the route has been given the green light
and Id like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has
been involved in the preparations, as their significant knowledge
and expertise has been invaluable."
have worked closely with a wide range of local interests in developing
the proposals and we now look forward to putting the route in
place for everyone to enjoy."