The National Trust is today supporting the launch of 66 miles of the England Coast Path in Kent and East Sussex.
The conservation charity cares for six miles of coastline in Kent, including the White Cliffs of Dover and Sandwich and Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve.
An event marking the opening of the path will take place at the National Trust’s White Cliffs visitor centre.
The England Coast Path is an initiative of Natural England, the government’s natural environment agency. When the full path opens in 2020, the 2,700 mile long England Coast Path will be the longest continuous walking trail in the world.
Visitors walking their dog along the clifftop at The White Cliffs of Dover, Kent, on a sunny day in August.(c) National Trust Images / John Millar
A £250,000 fundraising appeal is today being launched by the National Trust to raise money to protect and care for Trevose Head near Padstow in Cornwall.
The fund will enable the conservation charity to extend areas of existing wildlife habitat on Trevose, whilst retaining other areas as arable farmland. Both are important in supporting rare wildlife. National Trust rangers will also create new footpaths, opening up the headland for visitors.
Thanks to the generosity of people who have left gifts to the National Trust in their Wills, the Trust is able to commit significant funds towards the purchase of Trevose Head.
Trevose Head (c) National Trust Images / John Miller
Electronic tags fitted to one of the world’s smallest seabirds have revealed record-breaking migration distances.
A study carried out by scientists at Newcastle University for BBC’s Springwatch has mapped for the first time the incredible annual migration of Arctic Terns from the National Trust’s Farne Islands on the Northumberland coast.
The Farne Islands has 23 nesting species of seabird, including thousands of puffins. (c) National Trust Images/John Millar