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North West Coastal Access June Update and Cultural Value of the Cumbrian Coast Survey

Natural England have produced their June update on progress in developing the English Coast Path on the North West’s coast. There is a lot more detail in this month’s update but a brief summary of status of each section is: Stretch 2: Whitehaven to Silecroft (51 km) – STAGE 5: ‘OPEN’ Stretch 3: Gretna to

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Coastal Access Updates – including consultation on objections re Gretna to Allonby stretch

Natural England has published an update on progress on the England Coast Path in the North West. Importantly the Gretna to Allonby stretch is at ‘determination stage’ with a decision by the Secretary of State expected in late 2017. Currently the independent planning inspector appointed by the Secretary of State is inviting comments  by  midnight on 17th July on

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National Marine Week – 29th July to 13th August

OK – so this is not a week – as usual it’s a whole fortnight of marine goodness to enjoy! The theme this year is ‘The Sea and Me’ and we are all encouraged to explore our relationship with the sea. National Marine Week is organised by the Wildlife Trusts across England. For news and

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Tourism & the Public Value of Nature: 27th September – call for speakers

The University of Central Lancashire is holding a free to attend  one day conference on Tourism and the Public Value of Nature on 27th September, 2017, at their Westlakes campus in Whitehaven. The conference is being organised by UCLan’s Applied Policy Science Unit in collaboration with the Tourism Society and the Policy Network to celebrate UN World

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Morecambe Bay Cycle Way wins Cumbria Tourism Award for Tourism Experience of the Year

On 21st June Morecambe Bay Partnership picked up the coveted Cumbria Tourism Award for Tourism Experience of the Year 2017 for the Bay Cycle Way. The Bay Cycle Way developed by Morecambe Bay Partnership in partnership with Sustrans, is part of the National Cycle Network and connects Walney Island to Glasson, just south of Lancaster. Funded

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DONG Energy to Invest £5.4bn in North West by 2019

DONG energy are to invest a total of £5.4 billion in regional offshore wind farms by 2019. DONG energy currently invest £2.7 billion across four currently operational wind farms including Barrow, Walney, Burbo Bank and West of Duddon Sands in the Irish Sea. A further £2.7 billion is expected to be invested in two extension

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North West Gets 2 New Marine Conservation Zones

Twenty three new Marine Conservation Zones were announced on Sunday 17th January, including two for the North West: Allonby Bay and West of Walney, both in Cumbria. Allonby Bay has been designated for blue mussel beds, honeycomb worm reef peat and a range of habitats such as peat and clay exposures. It is an inshore

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National Coastal Access – Progress in North West England Jan 2016

Natural England have produced their monthly update for January 2016 summarising the progress being made on delivery of coastal access in the North West. The trail is progressing with Stretch 1 (Allonby to Whitehaven) open but requiring some roll-back work, Stretch 2 – Whitehaven to Silecroft at establishment phase and stretch 3 and 4 (covering

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National Coastal Access – Progress in North West England, Dec 2015

Natural England have produced their monthly update for December 2015 summarising the progress being made on delivery of coastal access in the North West. The pace of progress is being stepped up and the trail is progressing down into Lancashire, with development and preparation work starting on sections 3 to 6 (covering an area from

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Coastal Access Updates July 2015

Natural England has produced their July update on progress of the roll out of National Coastal Access on the Cumbrian coast. This issue (downloadable below) gives information on the expansion of the local Coastal Access Team and the latest news on all 3 Cumbrian stretches, one of which is open, one of which is awaiting final decision and

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