Celebrating Great Britain's Coast

No matter where we live, there's a stretch of the British coast that is close to our heart. The Ramblers have long fought for our right to a walk all around our island.  

This summer, join our Coast Path Countdown as we work with our friends at Natural England to connect all sections of the England Coast Path to create routes right around Great Britain. 




Help open more places for everyone to walk 

Mile by mile, Ramblers volunteers, campaigners and partners are helping open the England coast path this summer and beyond. 

Opening the way for everyone to walk is a huge community effort. It takes all of us to help make it happen. 

Support our work of protecting the places we love to walk, like our coast path. Donate to our summer appeal. 

Donate now



Become a member of the Ramblers 

This summer, join Britain's biggest and most vibrant walking community. 

You'll find likeminded walkers waiting for you this summer to head out together on a group walk into the sunshine.  

Why not plan a trip to the coast, using Ramblers routes or get some top tips in this summer's Walk magazine. Gain exclusive offers for all your walk gear. 

Become a Ramblers member with all these benefits, and while supporting our vital work to open new places to walk. 



Download your free summer guide 

Wherever you are in Britain, or whatever type of rambler you are, we’ve put together some walking tips to help you along the way in our summer walking guide. 

Download the guide (PDF, 1.7MB)

A narrow path along the coast with a lighthouse and other buildings in the background

The England Coast Path

At 2,700 miles long the England Coast Path is our most ambitious National Trail. The Ramblers campaigned for it since 2004 and it wouldn’t exist without us.


Progress of the England Coast Path

Find out about Natural England's progress with improving coastal access in England.

A dirt path winding around a wetland and grasses

85 more miles of the England Coast Path open in Essex

New sections of the England Coast Path are now open creating 150 more miles of the coastal trail in Essex.

Two people walking along a beach shoreline

Coastal walking – 7 ways to stay safe

Coastal walking is a very safe activity most of the time but there are a few extra safety precautions to consider while enjoying your summer walks.

View down a sandy beach

Walking the entire South West Coast Path

Keith recalls getting hooked on walking the South West Coast Path and how it had such a positive impact on his ability to manage stress.

Two women standing on a boardwalk in front of a shingle beach

An adventure on the coast path in Kent

Walking the Kent coast for her 70th birthday inspired Helen Wild to begin a journey of annual walking challenges with friends.