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Public Footpaths: Coastal Areas

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 17575, tabled on 25 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the funding required to complete the Coastal Path around England by the target date of 2020; and what support her Department is offering to Natural England to achieve that target.

Answered on

30 November 2015

The Government has announced Defra’s capital allocation for the next five years, and funding to complete the coastal path around England by 2020 will be protected. When complete, the path will be one of longest coastal walking routes in the world at around 2,700 miles in length.


We will publish the detailed allocation of funding in the Department’s Main Estimate early next year.

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