Walking issues

CoastPath

Coasting along to nowhere

With the Government now wavering over its commitment to an England Coast Path, the Ramblers has issued a new report reasserting the case for everyone to be able to access our coastline. The report’s author, Julian Rollins, examines the Environment Minister’s recent comments and the economic argument for completing the project...

Cause for diversion

Cause for diversion

Every year, hundreds of applications are made to divert footpaths all over England and Wales, and the Ramblers keeps a watchful eye on all of them. But only a few are challenged on the grounds of protecting a route’s historical character. Julian Rollins investigates why, and looks at the need to recognise the value of Britain’s footpath heritage in law...