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Longest coastal path in Britain

Originally a path for coastguards on the lookout for smugglers, the South West Coast trail is now Britain’s longest waymarked footpath.  As highlighted by the Marine and Coastal Access Bill, soon to be debated in Parliament, this is the most accessible part of the English coast.  The 630-mile trail between Minehead and Poole harbour is only interrupted by ferry crossings across river estuaries.  Check out the official guide.