Blog & Local Stories
For holiday inspiration, the best things to see on the coast and an insight into life on England’s Coast, click on the local stories and blogs below.
Cumbria’s western edges are England’s forgotten coast, overlooked by almost all who head for the Lake District. Yet this is where Cumbria juts its chin out into the Irish Sea and its fells turn to sand.
As winter gives way to spring the coastline of the North York Moors National Park offers superb and unique experiences with a chance to reconnect with yourself by walking and sleeping among the natural world.
Running for 2683 Miles the England Coast Path has been more than 10 years in the making. Different stretches are continually being opened and when the entire path is finally completed, visitors will be offered a mind-bogglingly wide choice of walks, anywhere from Northumberland to Kent, along the south coast all the way to Cornwall and north through Lancashire and Cumbria.
There’s never been a more important year to get away and treat yourself and the coastlines of Somerset and North Devon are perfect for that escape. With outstanding restaurants and high-end hotels, you can be pampered and, better still, let someone else do the cooking.
From blustery Boxing Day walks and sea swims to clear out the cobwebs, to gift ideas with a difference and charming coastal staycations, discover the many ways to celebrate the festive season over the coming weeks and support our much-loved coastal businesses across every part of England’s rich, varied and beautiful coastline.
The Isle of Wight is southern England in a nutshell, with a coastline that ranges from high cliffs to meandering estuaries, vast beaches and woodlands home to that definition of animal magnetism, the red squirrel. Christmas, when a wintry, cool, crisp frost settles on the undulating coastal downs, is a perfect time to visit, take a walk and enjoy some fine food.
Base yourself in Margate and you’ll discover how Kent and Sussex offer the perfect winter break with a stirring mixture of superb coastal scenery, high class dining, creative and classy shopping and some important history.
Frances Mills is a trail runner and tour guide for Active England Tours, she has spent the past three winters running around the 2,700 miles of England’s Coast. This blog highlights some of Frances’ favourite places to visit along the South West Coast Path, including some great personal tales and also her top tips for winter travel in Cornwall.