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A Coast for all … Walkers!

At more than 2,700 miles, the King Charles III England Coast Path will be awesome on completion. But there’s no need to tackle the impossible, stroll cliff-tops, proms, dog-friendly strands and soak up epic seascape views.

You’ll see blue birds flying…stroll the White Cliffs

Hike the Coast Path, book a guided walk and discover hidden gems, White Cliffs Country brims with beauty and history. 

Where better to stretch the legs than on top of the iconic White Cliffs of Dover; follow a section of the King Charles III England Coast Path, explore heritage trails in fascinating coastal towns and immerse yourself in the history, nature and coastal beauty of spectacular White Cliffs Country.  

With almost a quarter of the region designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and dotted with heritage landmarks, following walking routes and trails is a great way to discover what this inspirational area has to offer.  

You’ll find routes to suit all ages and abilities - from a challenging, cross-country hike to a stroll along the seafront. The Coast Path and the Saxon Shore Way follow the same route through historic towns and across the top of the White Cliffs with plenty of places to stop to refuel along the way.  

Discover 21st-century art and architecture along CHALKUP21, a 17-mile trail between Capel-le-Ferne and Deal taking in some of the area’s incredible cultural heritage. South Foreland Walk takes you from the National Trust White Cliffs Visitor Centre to the South Foreland Lighthouse at St Margaret’s Bay with breathtaking views across the Channel on a clear day.  

A Coast for all … Walkers! A Coast for all … Walkers!
A Coast for all … Walkers!

Hike or cycle, East Yorkshire boasts jaw-dropping sea views

Get up-close to nature at its best, Puffins, Gannets, Kittiwakes are easily seen along these coastal trails.

Long or short, circular or linear, East Yorkshire has a huge variety of picturesque walks, scenic cycle rides and the breathtaking beauty of nature, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. With rugged cliffs, golden sands and quaint coastal towns, choose between idyllic strolls or invigorating rides. 

Starting at RSPB Bempton Cliffs wander the coastline, take in the unique sound of Puffins, Gannets, Kittiwakes against the crashing waves on the shore. Each step towards Flamborough Headland reveals panoramic views and dramatic cliffs before unveiling Bridlington Bay. Take a trail and see the sights of Brid Old Town or discover the maritime history surrounding Bridlington Harbour.

Pedal along the proms of East Yorkshires Withernsea, Hornsea and Bridlington with the sea right by your side. If you’re a passionate cyclist and enjoy a challenge, the Way of the Roses could just be the cycling holiday for you. Take on the 170-mile coast to coast cycle route concluding in Bridlington where you can indulge and reward yourself with some traditional seaside treats.  

All Ride’s adapted bike scheme offers everyone the chance to cycle the coastline, whatever the mobility needs.  

For those seeking a leisurely pace to soak up the region’s nature and charm, visit Spurn Point nature reserve, a magnet for bird watchers or head to Hornsea’s cosy cafes, quaint shops, and the Victorian museum then take a stroll around the Mere. Bridlington’s the perfect spot for sampling locally sourced seafood and delving into its antique shops and art galleries.  

Avid walker, eager cyclist, or nature enthusiast, Yorkshire’s East Coast is an adventure playground!  

A Coast for all … Walkers!
A Coast for all … Walkers! A Coast for all … Walkers!

Whether you’re having a digital detox, are out with the dog or walking to one of the country pubs, West Sussex is ideal for exploring on foot.  

It boasts 48 miles of the South Down’sWay’s 100-mile national trail. From the Wiston Estate, the Sussex coastline spreads out east and west, with the Rampion windfarm on the horizon.  Enjoy the views and treat yourself to a Sundowner Safari tour Tasting and Dinner. 

Take an Offroad bike tour and lunch with Marmalade MTB and Wiston Estate, biking the South Downs overlooking the sparkling blue of Sussex Bay and follow up with an award winning glass of sparkling wine from Wiston Estate.  

Exploring the outdoors and getting active whether walking, water sports or cycling is amply rewarded by al fresco dining in the vibrant town of Worthing. The strong foodie vibe delivers something for all audiences, dine at Perch on the Pier a beautifully restored pier restaurant in an Art Deco style, seafood lovers should try Crab Shack but if you’re looking to splash out after all that exercise, tuck into a very special tasting menu from chef Johnny Stanford at Tern Restaurant also on the pier.  

Worthing is also easy to explore with Donkey Republic bikes for hire from the train station. So, you can explore the coast to Lancing and the riverside town of Shoreham by Sea.  

If your boots are made for walking, look no further than Dorset!  

The county is straddled with more than 3,000 miles of signposted footpaths and bridleways linking pretty villages, quaint pubs, rolling farmland and rocky coves. 

Here you’ll find a breath-taking stretch of the South West Coast Path, South Haven Point at Studland marks the start (or finish) of the 630-mile Path. If you’re short of time or stamina for the entire hike, why not try a short taster? 

Visit Dorset features a number of walks varying in length from one to seven miles. To take in some iconic sites, explore Studland village to Old Harry Rocks, a 3.8 mile circular walk taking in the impressive chalk stacks, the top of Ballard Down providing amazing Poole Harbour and Swanage Bay views. 

Tramper mobility scooters can be borrowed from Durlston Castle Visitor Centre for the one mile (though steepish) climb along the Durlston clifftop trail. 

For a more challenging hike, strap your boots on for the seven-mile Durdle Door and White Nothe trail which includes Lulworth Cove. You’ll be rewarded with breath-taking views and in spring and early summer the limestone grassland is carpeted in wildflowers and butterflies. 

The South West Coast Path also provides plenty of dog-friendly options, take a walk through 5,000 years of history from Abbotsbury Castle, take a level two mile stroll at Hive Beach or take a seven mile stride around the limestone coast at Chapman’s Pool. 

With guided walks, scores of walker friendly accommodation from B&Bs, cottages and hotels to glamp and campsites and superb local fare, getting fit couldn’t be more fun!