So you’ve walked the two longest waymarked trails in the UK – the 870-mile Wales Coast Path and the 630-mile South West Coast Path – but what about the bit in the middle?


The Ancient Mariner, Watchet, Somerset

This 110-mile walk from Chepstow (where the Wales Coast Path ends) to Minehead (where the South West Coast Path starts) gives you chance to find out.

You get another opportunity to enjoy the coastal landscape of the Bristol Channel, but without quite so many of the ups and downs of Pembrokeshire, the Heritage Coast and Exmoor.

This varied stretch of coastline will eventually form part of the proposed England Coast Path, but for now you’ll be following existing waymarked routes as much as possible for ease of walking and navigation.

At various stages, you will walk along sections of the Severn Way, the Gordano Round, the River Parrett Trail and the West Somerset Coast Path.

Walks will be split into day sections (to be determined) and the whole route is likely to take between six and eight days.

The England Coast Path will be a National Trail around the whole of the English coast and one of the longest coastal walking routes in the world. The stretch between Brean Down and Minehead has been earmarked as a priority and the route is currently being determined.

The England Coast Path: Severn Estuary and Bridgwater Bay (Chepstow to Minehead) by Harri Garrod Roberts is available in Kindle edition from Amazon priced at £2.49.