About us

About the South West Coast Path Association

Welcome to the South West Coast Path Association.  The Association is a registered charity working to protect and conserve the Coast Path to give us all the opportunity to improve our health in the great outdoors.  We work to ensure the path is one of the best walks in the world and protect it for all to enjoy. Supporting the charity and adding a voice as a member helps the Association to improve the Path and keep the way open to beautiful coastal places.

We try to ensure as many people as possible know about, and have information to enjoy, the Coast Path. We also fund vital improvement projects to protect the Path for future generations.  All 630 miles from Somerset's Minehead around to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset costs at least £1,000 for every mile to keep it open, in good shape and clearly signed. 

There is lots of useful information on this website to help you plan and enjoy your Coast Path experience, we also have useful maps, guides and merchandise in our shop. If you would like to read our latest newsletter, please click here.

We hope you might want to join with us as a member or make a donation to support our work. If you have a business you may wish to become a business member or sponsor.

See our events page if you would like to join in with our Challenge and help us set the record for the number of times we can walk the South West Coast Path in one month. 

Our registered Charity number is 1163422.