About Low Tide Trails

The formal opening of the England Coast  Path in 2020 is not just good news for  walkers and nature-lovers: it’s also a major event for our coastal heritage. This is because that national trail gives access to a major open-air museum, the wealth of archaeological features exposed on the open foreshore, especially around our tidal estuaries.  

CITiZAN is compiling a series of exciting diversions from the England Coast Path down onto the foreshore to rediscover these sites. Initially, these walks will be led by the CITiZAN team, but we’re also developing self-guided Low-Tide-Trails, based on a new APP that’s under development. See our events page for more details of guided Low Tide Trails taking place soon.

East Kent Coast

Conyer Creek: Butterflies, Bricks & Barges - A virtual trail around Conyer Creek's industrial heritage

Pegwell Bay: Ports and Protection- A virtual archaeology & heritage walk focusing on Pegwell Bay's Second World War defences & two unique ports.

Ramsgate: Coastal Emergency- This virtual guided-walk looks at Ramsgate's Royal Harbour heritage and shows how it is deeply rooted in a history of coastal emergency.


Hull: Coastal Influence and Industry- A virtual look at the archaeology and history of Hull's industrial heritage and coastal development.

Cleethorpes: Beaches, Cliffs, Piers and Trees- A virtual tour of the coastal resort of Cleethorpes and it's long history of human activity.

Flamborough: Lifeboats, Defence and Chalk Cliffs- Take a virtual walk around the archaeology of Flamborough Head on the Yorkshire coast.

Liverpool Bay

Liverpool: Docks, Liverbirds and Beatles- A virtual look at the archaeology and history of Liverpool's Albert Dock.

New Brighton: From smuggling haven to coastal resort- A virtual tour of New Brighton's fascinating development.

Mersea Island

West Mersea: From the Bronze Age to Modern Times at Low Tide -  A walk through West Mersea covering, St. Peter and St. Pauls, Monkey Beach, Hove Creek, and the houseboats.

Solent Harbours

Chichester Harbour coastal industries trail - A walk showing the importance coastal industries have played in Chichester Harbour's archaeology & heritage

Solent Harbours: Forton Lake, Gosport: barnacles, seaweed and incredible hulks - A virtual tour of the hulks at Forton Lake

South Devon Rivers

Bantham to Hope Cove: Caves, Coves & Romans - This virtual walk takes you along the stunning Devon coastline, from Bantham up to the infamous Hope Cove.

Lost Lives - This virtual walk takes you from Start point to Slapton sands looking at the lives, settlements and industries lost on this unique stretch of Devons coastline

Bolt Head - THis virtual walk was made by the Salcombe Maritime Museum, takes you on a fantastic walk around the infamous Bolt head.