Updated: 24 September 2018

Access to the Yorkshire Coast

Summary of Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

The Act places a duty on Natural England (NE) to use its proposed powers to secure twin objectives, one relating to a long-distance walking route around the English coast - 'the trail', the other to an accessible margin of land in association with the route where people will be able to spread out and explore, rest or picnic should they wish to - 'spreading room'.
The route of the trail will be decided first. Where there is an existing route along the coast which meets the criteria for the trail set out in NE's Approved Scheme, the trail will adopt that route. But where there is none, or where an existing route is unsatisfactory, a new or improved route will be provided. The chosen route of the trail will determine the eligibility of any land to either side of it as spreading room:

Coastal Access in the North East of England

Yorkshire & Humber

Filey Brigg to North Gare

The stretch between Filey Brigg, Newport Bridge and North Gare was opened on 21 July 2016. Click on this link to get more information.

Filey Brigg to Easington

Natural England's report for the stretch Easington to Filey Brigg was published on 28th February 2018. Click on this link to get more information.

  • Ramblers' report for Filey Brigg to Kilnsea is currently restricted, to read it use this link.

Easington to the Humber Bridge

Natural England has begun to investigate how to improve coastal access along a 63km stretch of the coast between the Humber Bridge and Easington. This new access is expected to be ready by the end of 2019. Click on this link to get more information.

  • Ramblers' reports for Kilnsea to the Humber Bridge is currently restricted, to read it use this link.

Note that access to these proposals is restricted. Please use this link to Request a password