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New section of coast path opened at Strete

AONB Patron Jonathan Dimbleby marked a significant milestone in the history of the South West Coast Path in July 2015, by officially opening a new stretch between Strete and Strete Gate in South Devon.

The event follows years of local residents and groups campaigning to take the route off a busy road.


Thanks to Natural England and Devon County Council for providing the majority of funding and a contribution from Strete Parish Council, along with the collaboration of local landowners and the South West Coast Path Association, this hotly anticipated project is finally complete and a route that has never before seen views of some of Devon’s finest coastline, can now be accessed by the public.

The South Devon AONB Unit was instrumental in facilitating inital landowner agreements and helping to organise early  clearance of scrub from the hllside.