World Trails Film Festival @RWY

A unique opportuity to watch the latest films from the World Trails Film Festival. We're showing 21 films over three sessions ranging from 4 min shorts through to longer features. See the amazing world of trails from Sweden to Taiwan and the amazing people who help create, work across and enjoy this amazing global network.

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New Coperage, Royal William Yard, Plymouth

Located on the 1st floor

15 - 17 June 2023


Thursday 15th June - Booking essential: FREE TICKETS

Schedule of Thursday's Screening

Caroline and the path to recovery      4mins  UK

Caroline tells her story of her journey to recovery along the South West Coast Path following a tragic motorcycle accident.

Out of Eden Walk in China      8 mins China

Walking to people: A historic 3600-mile trek across the Middle Kingdom clears its first hurdle—the eastern Himalayas.

RESA | A 600km journey across Sweden by kayak     10 mins           Sweden

Two friends, one a kayak guide and the other having never paddled before, embark on a 600 km kayak journey in Sweden.

Confessions of a Runner         28 mins           Lebanon

An accomplished trail runner shares his story of healing and redemption while pursuing the record for completing the 470-kilometre Lebanon Mountain Trail

The Forgiving Path      13 mins           UK

Three intimate stories: how community, recovery, and joy can be found walking on the paths that connect England.

Why We Walk 55 mins           USA

Why We Walk follows the journey of three Black men, from across the globe, united to empower and de-stigmatize urban communities of color and their participation in the great outdoors.


Friday 16th June - Booking essential: FREE TICKETS

Schedule of Friday's Screening

Miles to Go     8 mins USA

Join the Venture Out Project for a look into the world of trail running seen through the eyes of a group of transgender men who found the freedom to be themselves on the trail.

Goal Zero Power Moves 14 mins USA

Adaptive cyclist Quinn Brett explores the Great Divide – a physical 2,450-mile journey over the US Continental Divide by handcycle, and also other great divides that separate and stratify us.

The Beach of Dreams 20 mins           UK

Beach of Dreams is a poetic meditation on walking, the changing landscape and the effects of climate change.

Break The Record, Break The Stigma  15 mins           USA

This film features three different ultra runners that discuss their personal experiences with mental health related issues.

Dance with Rocks        16 mins  Taiwan

Sustainable Trail Building on the South Penghu Islands. The film records the hardship and challenges during trail maintenance, and how participants connect with the land through manual labour,

The Privilege of Movement    18 mins           South Africa

Ultra runners Clyde Berning and Damien Schumann decide to run on behalf of all species that once followed an ancient elephant migration route in South Africa.

The Last Last Hike       20 mins USA

An 83-year-old’s journey to become the oldest person to thru-hike the entirety of the Appalachian Trail.

Saturday 17th June - Booking essential: FREE TICKETS

Schedule of Saturday's Screening

This Is Not A Beautiful Hiking Video   10mins            USA/Austria

This is not a beautiful hiking video. It's more about heat, pain, hunger, mountains, lakes, sweat, dirt, freedom, and friendship. Actually, it's about walking. A long distance. For a long time.

Tamsui-Kavalan Trails Trilogy  13 mins           Taiwan

A visually striking film about the past, present, and future of Tamsui-Kavalan Trails in Taiwan, and how Tao is found throughout.

Living On The Edge     28 mins           UK

Presented by passionate ultra-runner Emma Hazeldine the film follows her as she makes her way around the Cornish coast, discovering how people in seaside communities are starting to face up to climate change impacts such as sea level rise, increased storms and coastal erosion.

Stoneman Dolomiti Trail         14 mins           Italy

A thrilling trail challenge along the edge of the Sexten Dolomites on the border of Italy and Austria.

Don’t Think About Tomorrow 31 mins           France

Marine, 34, is in remission after breast cancer. During her fight against the disease three friends set her a challenge: run nearly 100 km in the heart of the French Alps in four days

Seasons On The Kyoto Trail     20 mins                       Japan

A stunning journey through the sacred mountains and temples surrounding Kyoto, ‘Seasons on the Kyoto Trail’ takes audiences through the spiritual heart of Japan.

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