New England Coast Path signs on The Living Coast

by Sarah Dobson Walking

If you’ve been out walking along The Living Coast recently, you may have spotted the new signs for the England Coast Path.

The England Coast Path is a new national trail around all of England’s coast. Natural England – partners of The Living Coast - 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.

Signs for the section of the new path running from Shoreham-by-Sea to Eastbourne have recently been installed and we’re thrilled that they 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. Our local section has not been officially opened as yet, but with the signs going up across our coastline those lucky to live close enough to explore the sea as part of your permitted exercise may be able to get a sneak peek!

To see the full route for the new England Coast Path including which sections are already complete, have a look at the map here: or use the National Trails website to plan a walk when it is safe to do so.

More walks to explore in The Living Coast here.


  • Libby Greenway:
    Please tell me cyclists aren’t going to use it. I walk on the undercliff path in Kemptown Brighton where pedestrians are supposed to have priority and cyclist are not supposed to be going fast. At times speeding cyclists stop people from walking and I’ve been close to being hit by them. I’m not an anti cyclist person I’m just aware pedestrians are being pushed out. Please separate the cyclists on a totally different path where they can speed to their hearts content.

    16 Jan 2021 09:40:02

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