Our future plans

The South West Coast Path Association is evolving from a very small charity looking after long distance walkers to taking on an active role within the Trail Partnership to promote the whole Path to everyone who may want to enjoy the experience and to protect the Path through contributing to improvement and repair projects.

The Association is committed to helping the Trail Partnership achieve the Vision for the South West Coast Path National Trail to remain the UK's favourite walk, ranked as one of the world's greatest walks, and making the coast of the South West the UK's best year-round walking destination.

This vision is consistent with the formal objects of the Association as set out in our new Constitution, namely:

  • To secure the protection, improvement and conservation of the South West Coast Path and public access to it in order to improve the health and wellbeing of the general public.
  • To educate the general public to a greater knowledge of, respect and care for, the coast and countryside by promoting the South West Coast Path.

We aim to achieve this by delivering our Business Plan 2018-2022 which includes our plans for building our capacity and capability as well as asking you to join us by becoming a member, by making a donation, by leaving a gift in your will or by volunteer your time to help us do more for this great asset. We have already been able to deliver some great projects and aim to do many more good things in the future.  

Our Charity number is 1163422 and a copy of the new Constitution can be read here