Members of the public are being invited to have their say on new proposals for the next phase of the England Coast Path between Brean and the Severn Bridge.

The first stretch of the England Coast Path in Somerset opened in 2016 from Minehead to Burnham-On-Sea and Brean.

Now, the next section from Brean to the North Somerset border is being proposed to connect the England Coast Path with the Wales Coast Path.

The map below shows the proposed route of the extension to the popular coast path.

Two routes have been proposed in part of it because non-breeding redshank feed and roost along the River Axe and are sensitive to disturbance. In the period from mid-July through to mid-April public access will be prohibited and an alternative route will be available.

Consultation on the new stretch from Brean to Aust is open for comment until September 19th. More details can be found here.

Councillor John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Minister for Highways, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “We have a fantastic coastline and are pleased to see the next step of this project to connect the England Coast Path across the whole of Somerset. Please check the proposals and have your say before the consultation closes.”

Somerset County Council is working in partnership with Natural England to manage the England Coast Path in Somerset. The National Trail is already attracting more visitors to the County and benefiting the local economy.

Meanwhile, if you are interested in helping look after the England Coast Path you can sign up as a Trail Watcher, which will involve adopting a stretch of the trail. Find out more here.