Andrew George unveils the midway marker
This article was originally posted on 30/05/09
On Saturday 30th May 2009, Andrew George unveiled a midway marker along the South West Coast Path on Porthallow Beach, the midway point – 315 miles from Minehead at one end of the Trail, and Poole Harbour at the other. The South West Coast Path is the longest National Trail in the country.
The project involved Porthallow Village Association, the South West Coast Path Association, the South West Coast Path Team, Kerrier District Council, Cornwall County Council, and Arts for Health Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly.
Mr George leads for the Liberal Democrats in the forthcoming debate on the Government Marine and Coastal Access Bill. Government plans include extending the coastal path to other parts of the country and potential controversy for landowners around the coast as it provides for ‘spreading room’ for coastal walkers to picnic etc.
Left: Artist Tom Leaper and Andrew George.
Right: Eric Wallis, Muriel Webb (at 95, Porthallow’s oldest resident) and Andrew George.