50th Anniversary

We are 50!

Lands End Fireworks Photo by Josef FitzGerald-Patrick

It’s a golden age and we are celebrating in style. Without our members, supporters, amazing volunteers, and the team at HQ, we simply wouldn’t be where we are today. We invite everyone to join us in celebration as we create  ‘trailblazing’ events to align with our Trailblazing theme! 

We had hundreds of supporters, members, partners and trailblazers from all walks of life join us on the epic 630 mile relay around the South West Coast Path. It was a memorable 35 days of continuous walking with blazing sunshine almost every day! The walk finished in Royal William Yard, Plymouth, with a spectacular 500 silk pennant installation on the Green.

See photos and read about the Trailblazer Walk HERE

South West Coast Path Photographer of the Year Exhibition

 Photo by Paul Boomsma, Photographer of the Year

Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard, Plymouth
15 June - 27 July 2023

Our inaugural exhibition showcases beautiful images of the Coast Path that explore personal connections, nature, urban and industrial heritage and climate change. The exhibition includes images from our new Young Photographer of the Year Award.

With thanks to our sponsors St Austell Brewery for supporting the competition and the exhibition.

See the winning images from our annual photography competition and find out more about the photographers. CLICK HERE

Donate to our 50th Anniversary Appeal below and find out more here


Photo by Shaun Selley

630 Miles - An Audio Journey

A monthly podcast created as part of our 50th-anniversary celebrations! Rachel Hadley-Leonard, a 2022 South West Coast Path completer and fundraiser will be hosting. Each month we'll be interviewing the amazing people that help to make the South West Coast Path one of the world's greatest Trails. We can't wait for you to tune in!


A BIG thank you to ABG Design

We were privileged to receive the design skills of ABG Design who donated their time and creativity to develop the 50th logo. We are so grateful for their enthusiasm and passion for the charity.

“We really enjoyed working with the South West Coast Path Association, it's a big time of celebration for all the team and its strong membership base and loyal band of volunteers. 

We are delighted with the results; there will be lots more to see as they enter their 50th year."

Howard Miles, Managing Director, ABG Design