England Coastal Path Consultation

The England Coast Path

Consultation is underway on the England Coast Path - a new long distance National Trail around the whole of England's coast which will give people the opportunity to access and enjoy some of our most diverse and stunning landscapes. Natural England are looking at the stretch in your area and would like to invite you to one of their drop in sessions so that you can find out more and share your views on this exciting project.


South Hayling to East Head


Natural England recently started work to identify where the Coast Path between South Hayling and East Head (Chichester Harbour- see map) will be aligned and aim to open this stretch of the Coast Path in 2018. This will become part of a continuous coastal route in the area, joining up with the other stretches that are also currently being identified between East Head and Shoreham and around Langstone Harbour.

There will be a full consultation with local interests during the development of the route. Please attend one of the public drop in sessions to learn more about this section of the England Coast Path and share your views.

You can find out more about the England Coast Path and progress in the rest of Sussex and Hampshire at

Contact the Coastal Access Team at

Please note that these will consist of 1:2:1 discussions held throughout the evening between the times stated and you do not need to attend the whole drop in from the beginning.


The Fishbourne Centre, Blackboy Lane, Fishbourne, PO18 8BE



Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Road, PO11 0HB


10th MARCH

Emsworth Community Centre, North Street, PO10 7DD


15th  MARCH

East Wittering Village Hall, Church Road, East Wittering PO20 8PS


18th   MARCH

Birdham Village Hall, Crooked Lane , Birdham, PO20 7HA




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