media coverage for Burnham area after coastal path opening
Burnham-On-Sea and Brean have attracted national media coverage
this week after the launch of the new Somerset Coast Path.
Daily Telegraph published a feature on the opening of Somerset's
new Coastal Path on Wednesday, reported
here, in which Burnham-On-Sea and Brean were mentioned.
follows the opening of a new 90km section of the England Coast
Path, just in time for the Easter holidays. There is now a continuous
Coast Path along most of the Somerset Coast from Brean Down to
Minehead, via Bridgwater, along both banks of the River Parrett.
County Council has worked in partnership with Natural England
over the last seven years to establish the new Coast Path, following
agreements with all the landowners over whose land the new Coast
Path will run.
David Fothergill, Cabinet Member with a responsibility for Highways
said: "We are extremely happy to have launched the new section
of Coast Path in Somerset. We know how popular they are with both
locals and those new or visiting the region, and hope this new
path will prove to be a draw for tourists."
the Coast Path brings great economic benefits to the County of
Somerset and we look forward to further additions being planned
for the future which will complete the England Coast Path in Somerset."
opening in Burnham-On-Sea took place this week, as featured
here. It was supported by Burnham's MP James Heappey, Burnham's
Chamber of Trade, Visit Somerset, Natural England and the Town
carried out about other Coast Paths and National Trails in England
showed that they bring huge economic benefits to the area. Figures
released in December 2015 regarding the South West Coast Path
revealed that walkers using this Trail spent around £468m
during 2014, an increase of almost 23% in the past five years.
This bucks the trend for tourism in the region as a whole, which
increased by 12% overall.
here to access a full map showing the route of the new Coast path