New coastal path between Allonby and Whitehaven

A coastal path in west Cumbria has been chosen to be the first part of the England Coastal Path in the north west to be improved.

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West Cumbrian coast

The whole of West Cumbria's coast will soon be opened up to walkers.

It's all part of a plan to make the entire English coastline accessible to the public.

Currently only some parts are open but plans are now on show to see how the area between Allonby and Whitehaven will link up.

And the benefits could be felt by more than just walkers. Samantha Parker reports.

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Proposal to improve west Cumbria coastal path

West Cumbrian coastal path to be improved Credit: ITV Border

A consultation has started into plans to improve the coastal route between Allonby and Whitehaven.

Natural England is inviting the public to view the plans and submit their opinions.

The coastal path would be the first stage of the England Coast Path which aims to run around the English coast.

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