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Consultation launched on coastal path

Posted 15 October 2010
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Consultation launched on coastal path
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A public consultation has been launched on one of the first stretches of the English Coastal Path due to be established, in the Weymouth area of Dorset.

Natural England has launched the exercise today (October 15th), with the aim of garnering the views of residents and potential path users concerning the Weymouth Bay stretch, which will run from Portland to Lulworth.

People planning to don their walking boots and enjoy the route may wish to participate.

The aim is to have the path established by the time of the 2012 Olympics, when the bay will host sailing events, with the consultation period set to end on January 10th 2011.

Natural England also said it plans to begin work on the next five stretches of the path in 2011, with these located in Cumbria, Kent, Norfolk, Somerset and Durham.

Discussing the opportunity for walkers to have their say on the path, Ramblers chief executive Tom Franklin said: "This is our opportunity to improve and secure it for future generations to enjoy."

Posted by Brandon Egley