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Record breaking footpath will pass through our area

Record breaking footpath set to pass through North Lincolnshire

13 September 2017

North Lincolnshire Council is working with Natural England to bring the record breaking 2,700 miles England Coast Path, the longest of its kind in the world, to the area. It will cover 15 miles of North Lincolnshire’s coastline. 

The record-breaking coastal footpath that is part of the family of National Trails (recognised as the best trails in England and Wales), is moving closer to completion and is expected to be fully open in three years’ time.

The section of path in North Lincolnshire is scheduled for completion in 2019.

The proposed route is over public footpaths in North Lincolnshire that traverse the Humber bank from South Killingholme to Barton at the Humber Bridge.

The coastal path will complement existing popular walking trails in North Lincolnshire, such as the Nev Cole Way, Viking Way, Ancholme Valley Way and Isle of Axholme Greenway.

Find out about walking routes in North Lincolnshire, visit our walk route webpages

Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“Having such a high profile national footpath going through North Lincolnshire will be fantastic for the area.

 “North Lincolnshire is a great place and we want everyone to know where it is and what we have to offer. Being part of a nationally recognised scheme will bring about many economic benefits. As well as putting North Lincolnshire on the map as a place to visit, live and invest.

“We expect to see an increase in visitors to the area when the footpath opens, which will mean more money being spent on tourism in North Lincolnshire and more jobs for our residents.

“We are working closely with Natural England to help with the creation of the footpath through sharing local knowledge and supporting their consultation exercises.”

Until recently a third of the English coast was inaccessible, without proper or secure pathways for ramblers and dog walkers. The coastal path will cover the whole of England’s coastline.

For a fast walker completing 21 miles a day, it would take 128 days or more than four months to walk the whole path. Walkers wanting to make a complete circuit of England would have to take routes along the Scottish and Welsh borders.

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First Published:13 September 2017