Evaluating access interventions at the UK coastline

Interventions at coastal sites to benefit local biodiversity...

This project is being conducted in collaboration with Natural England as part of the wider ‘RENEW: Renewing biodiversity through a people-in-nature approach’ programme.

Natural England’s Coastal Access Programme aims to increase and improve public access to England’s coastline. It is constructing the King Charles III England Coast Path, a route around England’s coast that is being identified and implemented in specific stretches. The aim is to enable visitors to access and travel along the coastline, enjoying the environment, scenery and leisure opportunities. However, providing space and opportunities for recreation alongside other land uses (such as nature conservation) can be challenging.


  • Professor Kevin Gaston – University of Exeter
  • Dr James Lowe – University of Exeter
  • Gavin Stark – Natural England