Coastal path routes opened up to public

The cliff tops at Happisburgh Photo: ITV News Anglia

A 25-mile stretch of the Norfolk coast is being opened up to the public.

The route will become part of the England Coast Path which will go around the whole of the English coastline and will be the longest National Trail in England.

Another stunning scene on the Norfolk coastline Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's hoped work will start on the Sea-Palling to Weybourne stretch before the end of the year. Eventually the path will extend to the whole of the coastline around Norfolk and Suffolk and Essex too.

The new coastal path Credit: ITV News Anglia

“It’s tremendously exciting to know that implementing this first stretch of the England Coast Path in Norfolk is contributing to the creation of one of the longest coast paths in the world. Encouraging more people – both local residents and visitors – to enjoy our coastline will bring many benefits to our local economy too.”

– PAMELA ABBOTT, NATURAL ENGLAND’S AREA MANAGER FOR NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK