England Coast Path between Kemp Town and Newhaven has opened

The Kemp Town to Newhaven stretch of the England Coast Path, a new national trail around all of England’s coast, is the first complete section in Sussex to open and will form part of the 2,700-mile-long path, which will become the longest walking route in the world.


A sign for the path along the seafront at Saltdean


Natural England have been co-ordinating the development of the path, which aims to improve access to the coast around the country.


Locally they have worked closely with Rights of Way Officers from Brighton & Hove City Council, West & East Sussex County Councils and the South Downs National Park who have provided expert advice in developing the path.


The undercliff walk and beach along the England Coast Path near Saltdean


Signs for the section of the new path running have recently been installed and include The Living Coast logo to identify the section of the path through our Biosphere.


The new national trail is being opened in sections and is due to be complete by 2022.


More information here: www.nationaltrail.co.uk/en_GB/trails/england-coast-path-south-east/