King Charles III to be honoured with coastal trail following coronation

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King Charles III's coronation is being marked with the creation of a path that goes the whole way around England's coast.

Ahead of the coronation on Saturday, U.K. government officials announced the public walking route will be known as the King Charles III England Coast Path after an unveiling on 10 May.

The King Charles III England Coast Path will be a 2,700-mile-long National Trail around the whole of the English coast, passing through some of England's most stunning, dynamic, and internationally famous coastal scenery.

Natural England has worked in partnership with local authorities to open 794 miles of the route so far and the trail will be fully walkable by the end of 2024 - connecting communities from Northumberland to Cumbria via Cornwall.

Environment Secretary Thérèse Coffey said: "The King is a dedicated champion of nature in our country. He spearheaded efforts to move to more environmentally friendly farming techniques and through his Prince's Foundation has sought to highlight how education can foster responsible stewardship towards the planet and the natural environment.

"The Coronation marks the beginning of a new chapter in our national story and it's fitting that nature and the public will benefit from these lasting commemorations for years to come."

The next two sections of the King Charles III England Coast Path to open will be in Filey, North Yorkshire, and Crosby Beach, Liverpool. Both sections will be opened on 10 May.

King Charles has held a number of patronages of wildlife conservation charities, including The Wildlife Trusts. To celebrate the path's gradual completion, a series of events will be held across England throughout the summer of 2023.