Unlocking our Coastal Heritage - Heritage sites along the SWCP
The aim of this part of the project was to conserve and restore 30 individual cultural, historic and archaeological monuments along the route of the SWCP. This included mining infrastructure, ancient monuments and coastal defence features.
The people living, working, worshipping and occasionally fighting along our coastline over thousands of years have left their mark on the landscape and a rich heritage and cultural asset. As a result, distributed along the full length of the South West Coast Path, historically and archaeologically significant sites abound; from mining infrastructure to ritual burial sites, and from modern signal and lookout stations to ancient defensive fortifications.
However many of these features are at risk of being lost or irreparably damaged, or have potential to be opened up to a wider audience. The project enabled conservation and enhancement work to be completed at 30 sites, and so gives visitors new insights into our heritage and safeguarded these sites and features for generations to come.