Stephen Neale is a multi award winning journalist and author. He was responsible for assessing an Essex section of the path in liaison with Natural England on behalf of the Ramblers. He is the author of Camping by the Waterside and Wild Camping, both published by Bloomsbury. He spends most of his spare time outdoors navigating rivers, setting up camp with his family in the wilderness, and writing about how amazing our country is, on his popular website wildessex.com.
A very welcome and absorbing book on a long-anticipated and inspiring project which brings us closer to nature. The England Coast Path will leave a positive and lasting legacy for the nation; the story of its creation is almost as inspiring and refreshing as a stroll along the path itself. * Tom Fewins, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust * I would encourage anyone with an interest in our open spaces and the campaign for access to read Stephen Neale's England Coast Path. * Kate Ashbrook, chair of the Ramblers * A guide that will be of massive interest to the many tourists and walkers who will enjoy the path for years to come. * Richard Benyon, former Under-Secretary of State for the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs * Thank you for sharing the story of how the path was made. * Boris Johnson *