Walk with a guide
Whether you’re a novice walker or an experienced hiker, if you fancy rounding up friends to join you or go it alone and make new ones – walking festivals are a great way to experience the spectacular scenery found along our coast.
Saturday 30th April to Saturday 7th May. Find a walk that suits your ability and enjoy the scenery. Gain the confidence to come back on your own another time.
From June 14th to 16th join an organised walk on this glorious stretch of Coast Path. The walks will take a variety of themes - historical, foraging, art and adventure! Visit some Poldark landmarks as you enjoy breathtaking cliff-tops and beaches.
This festival runs from 10th to 16th September 2016 and is a great way to explore South East Cornwall on foot and includes seaside locations such as the historic fishing port of Polperro, rural hamlets, the Tamar Valley, and the edge of Bodmin Moor. All the walks are led by guides and range from more gentle options of two miles to the more challenging seven-mile trek.
Sidmouth is within East Devon on the Jurassic Coast and has some wonderful scenic walking, both coastal and inland. The town enjoys 'Walkers are Welcome' status and is keen to promote the walking opportunities in the area. The festival runs between 18th and 25th September with a choice of two walks of different lengths each day. All walks are free of charge but are limited and must be booked in advance through the Sidmouth Information Centre, 01395 516441. All walks are led by experienced local walkers who enjoy sharing this wonderful area with guests.
Between 17th and 25th September there are two or three walks every day with a variety of themes from photography to wildlife and history and many more. For those who want to get fit - through beautiful Purbeck countryside and Dorset clifftops, there are walks for all abilities. More details can be found at www.walkswanage.com
South West Coast Path Challenge
Help us set the record for the number of times we can walk the South West Coast Path in one month!
The South West Coast Path Association, in partnership with the National Trust, challenge you to take part in October to raise funds for improvements and repairs to our beautiful Coast Path.
Walks along the Coast Path can be physically demanding in places, often covering uneven terrain and steep hills. Sturdy footwear should be worn.
Please check the distance and rating for each walk before setting out to join them to ensure the suitability for your own personal fitness levels.
All organised walks are fully risk assessed and insured.
For more information on staying safe while walking the Coast Path visit our advice page.