2020 will see the opening of Englands Coast Path. This will extend to some 2800 miles. Sounds an awful lot, but bearing in mind it includes esturies and other coastal inlets, the miles soon mount up.
The terrain varies tremendously, from flat sandy beaches with sand dunes in the South East of England, to undulating paths atop steep rocky cliffs incorporating many types of stile in Cornwall.
Studland in Dorset has a really picturesque stretch of beach with low level sand dunes & woodland behind. Yet just a few miles away near Bridport you have the stunningly high Golden Cap cliffs reaching nearly 200m from the stoney beach below. Golden Cap is set along the Jurassic Coast.
For the walk along this section of the Coastal Path we used our Grubs Shorelines as the paths were very muddy in October. Excellent grip and very comfortable.
We visited Cornwall in the summer. The walk from Tintagel to Boscastle was deceiving- we did not realise how undulating the coastal path would be. Excellent views over the cliffs to the rocky coastline. A few dare-devils cliff jumping made you feel a little queezy and put the undulations we were contending with into perspective. Being warm weather we used our Grubs Discover shoes. Lightweight and extremely comfortable - perfect for a warm day. The Vibram sole provided plenty of grip. Walking the winding paths
Autumn saw us back in Norfolk walking the coastal path. Quite truncated, with certain areas requiring beach walking due to cliff erosion. Again the discover shoes were perfect. On the beach, the curved Vibram sole seemed to propel you forward across the beach. The wide sandy expanses were quite wet in places but the waterproof discover shoes kept our feet dry. The weather was gorgeous, with golden sandy beaches, clear blue skies and a very calm sea, due to the wind coming off the land. Seafood along the North Norfolk coast is some of the best in the UK and we made the most of the opportunity.