Go slow

What happened to the England Coast Path? The first section opened in Dorset in 2012, but at the current rate full public access to all of England’s coast is unlikely to happen any time soon. Over the summer I’ve been working on a report for Ramblers that looks at what a path could be doing to help hard-pressed seaside communities – and it’s a crying shame that there seems to be so little interest from Government. It would be great if just a little of the political energy that’s going into high speed rail could go into the path’s creation instead.