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SWCPA 2015 AGM

The 2015 AGM will be held at 2pm on 28th March at the Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe. More information about the venue is available on their web site at http://www.northdevontheatres.org.uk/landmark.php We are happy to tell members that The Elmfield Hotel is offering delegates a special rate for the weekend of the AGM at £55 per […]

SWCPA Supports the National Trust coastal appeal in bid to buy Bantham beach and Avon estuary

A multi-million pound fundraising appeal is being launched today by the National Trust in a bid to raise money to acquire Bantham beach and the Avon estuary in south Devon. One of the finest estuaries in South West England and the best surfing beach in south Devon, this coastline is a place that has captured […]

South West Water and the South West Coast Path Association team up to support one of the region’s major tourist attractions

The South West Coast Path Association is very happy to announce that they are working with South West Water as their lead supporter for the next year. Together we will ensure that the South West Coast Path is one of the best walks in the world for all to enjoy.

As well as a high quality path, it is the views and natural environment that people come to enjoy, and so the work South West Water has done to help to clean up our coastal waters makes it a natural partner to the South West Coast Path Association.

South West Water and the South West Coast Path Association are both committed to delivering high quality services to communities across the South West. The South West Coast Path is well loved and well used by thousands of local people every year. By working together South West Water and the South West Coast Path Association will be able to join forces to improve and promote this important regional and local attraction.

South West Coast Path Association Launches Urgent Appeal for South Hams

Today, the South West Coast Path Association launched a South Hams Appeal to raise £40,000 for urgent improvement works to the South West Coast Path between Dartmouth and Bantham. Storm damage from recent winters has created much erosion to the path in the South Hams. It is currently open for business but needs urgent improvement […]

South West Coast Path scoops top honour at South West Tourism Excellence Awards

The South West Coast Path has been awarded the prestigious “Outstanding Contribution to Tourism” title at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2014. The award was presented in recognition of it being “critical and integral to the visitor economies of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset” and its key role in maintaining and enhancing tourism across […]

South West Coast Path Association hits double donation aim with £640k

A walk to raise cash to protect and improve the South West Coast Path has achieved doubled its target. The South West Coast Path Association today announced it has more than doubled the original target of securing £250,000 to improve the trail, reaching an astounding total of £640,000. It means that over 130 improvement projects […]

Eric Wallis Memorial Staircase

On Wednesday 19th June in brilliant sunshine, the Eric Wallis Memorial Staircase was officially opened.  The staircase forms a terrific improvement and links the Coast Path through the Royal William Yard to Western Kings Point and Devils Point. At the top of the staircase is a plaque commemorating the work of Eric Wallis who was Honorary […]