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UK | Walking path around entire coast to open next year; will be world's longest marked trail

For those eager to stretch their legs, cloudy Britain will soon offer a bright ray of hope. By the middle of next year, the sea-swaddled nation plans to officially open the entirety of its Coast Path—a nearly 2,800-mile-long walking route that runs all the way around the English coast. Once completed, the path will be the longest managed and way-marked oceanside trail in the world, Evie Carrick reports for Travel and Leisure.

Though the full seaside stretch can’t yet be accessed, parts of the trail, which is divided into four areas—North West, North East, South East and South West—are already hikeable. Even in pieces, the path is nothing to sneeze at: The South West Coast Path, for instance, runs from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset, boasting 630 miles of “superb English coastline,” according to its website.

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