Tag Archives: recreation

Closed – Survey on Impacts of non-licensable activities on Marine Protected Areas

Closing date: midgnight Friday 31st August 2018 The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has commissioned the University of Hull’s Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (IECS) to conduct a survey to gather local and regional evidence of non-licensable activities taking place in English inshore and offshore Marine Protected Areas (SPAs, SACs, MCZs). This work will contribute

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North West Coastal Access Update

Natural England have produced their monthly update on progress in developing the English Coast Path on the North West’s coast. A very short summary is below but there is much more detail in the newsletter which can be downloaded below: Stretch 2: Whitehaven to Silecroft (51 km) – STAGE 5: ‘OPEN’ Stretch 3: Gretna to

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Exeter University study – 270 million visits made to English coastlines each year

BlueHealth researchers at Exeter University have conducted research which has revealed that around 270  million recreational visits are made to the English coast annually. The study showed that most people go to the coast for relaxation and social reasons. The majority of the visits – around 12o m in total – were for walking, with or

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Coastal Access Updates

Natural England has published a December 2017 update on progress on the England Coast Path in the North West. The coast from Silecroft to the Welsh border on the Dee Estuary is described as ‘proposals in development’ but only one stretch of the coast – a 36km stretch from Allonby to Whitehaven is fully open,

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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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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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Closed – consultation: Liverpool City Region Rights of Way Improvement Plan (2018-2028)

Closes 29th September 2017 The six Liverpool City Region local authorities and Merseytravel have prepared a Rights of Way Improvement Plan on behalf of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.  The aim of the plan is to improve the network of public rights of way across the City Region. The plan has been published for consultation and comments received will be

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Coastal Access – North West & National Updates 2017

Natural England has produced the monthly update for January 2017 summarising the progress being made on delivery of coastal access in the North West. Stretch 1 (Allonby to Whitehaven) and Stretch 2 (Whitehaven to Silecroft) are ‘open’, Stretches 3 (Gretna to Allonby) and 4 (Walney Island) are in the ‘determine’ phase, stretches 5 (Silecroft to Silverdale)

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English Bathing Waters Update

New statistics released by DEFRA on the quality of bathing water around England have shown that swimming waters are the cleanest since records began. 413 beaches and lakes were tested around the country of which 98.5% of those passed standards with 93.2% of those being rated ‘excellent’ or ‘good’, an increase of over 5% since

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