Kate Ashbrook opens a stretch of the England Coast Path at Weymouth
Our One Coast For All campaign for the England Coast Path has been named environmental or access initiative of the year at the Great Outdoors Awards voted for by members of the public, while Ramblers president Kate Ashbrook was runner up in the outdoor personality of the year category.
The winners of the Great Outdoors Awards, which are run by TGO magazine, were unveiled at a ceremony in Kendal in the Lake District on 13 November and announced live on Twitter, with TGO magazine tweeting that our coastal campaign was a deserving winner of the environmental or access initiative award.
This latest success for the One Coast For All campaign follows recent revelations that the Government has reaffirmed its commitment to the England Coast Path after a busy summer which saw us speak up for the coast path on Newsnight and make The Case for Coast in Westminster, while our supporters wrote to their MPs and signed our coast path petition.
Tireless campaigner Kate Ashbrook was unfortunately pipped to the post in the outdoor personality of the year category by bushcraft and survival expert Ray Mears, but came in “well-deserved second place” said TGO magazine.
'It's brilliant that the Ramblers' coastal access campaign has won an award,” enthused Kate. “It shows what widespread support there is for coastal access, and it's a well-earned tribute to the hard work of volunteers and staff.”
Other award winners included outdoor specialists Cotswold Outdoor in the chain retailer category, Vivienne Crow’s Lake District Walks with History, voted outdoor book of the year, and the National Trust’s Wasdale Head campsite, chosen as top accommodation provider.
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