Businesses will reap rewards of new trail


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INCREASED tourism for Brean, Burnham and Berrow has been forecast with the completion of a new 55-mile coastal path.

The area will receive a financial boost from its introduction according to Natural England, with the 630-mile path to be connected to a Somerset route already generating an estimated £436million every year.

Visitors will be able to walk along Somerset’s coastline between Brean Down and Minehead, passing through the three towns thanks to the new route, which is set to open by the end of the year.

Natural England, Somerset County Council and landowners have worked on creating the walking route, and will eventually form part of a coastal way stretching around mainland Britain.

A spokesman from Natural England said: “People love to visit the coast from all over the world to walk on our national trails. The South West Coast Path, for example, generates around £436million a year from people walking the trail and spending money on local services and businesses.

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“Places like Burnham, Brean and Berrow will benefit from visitors and walkers using the coastal path.”

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