Hunstanton talks on coastal path future

Brian Holmes (seated) with from left Cllr Richard Bird, Cllr Andrew Murray, Cllr John Maiden and Senior Trails Officer for Norfolk County Council  'Russell Wilson. ANL-141030-085308001
Brian Holmes (seated) with from left Cllr Richard Bird, Cllr Andrew Murray, Cllr John Maiden and Senior Trails Officer for Norfolk County Council 'Russell Wilson. ANL-141030-085308001
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An initial meeting was held this week to look at improving links between Hunstanton and Lynn.

At the ‘scoping’ meeting held at Hunstanton Heritage Centre, Norfolk County Council’s senior trails officer Russell Wilson met town councillors Andrew Murray and John Maiden along with railway enthusiast Brian Holmes and county and borough councillor Richard Bird.

Natural England’s project to create a single coastal path around the entire coast of England, that when completed will be 4,500km long, is well under way with the Sea Palling to Weybourne section due to open to the public in December, followed shortly after by the path that reaches Yarmouth.

Part of the coastal route that many have walked between Hunstanton and Weybourne is also having some improvements, and this new access is expected to be ready in 2016.

Future work on Natural England’s Coast Path stretch map shows that the area from Hunstanton to Lynn is estimated to start in 2015/16, and officers from County Hall are providing the expert local advice and helping to make sure there is full consultation with local interests during the development of the route.

Russell Wilson said: “The purpose of our meeting was to look at what other access opportunities might exist between Hunstanton and Lynn.”