Future Projects

Being exposed to the elements, and the feet of millions of walkers, the Coast Path always needs work to keep it in tip-top condition. The reduction in funding for maintenance from the government means that the organisations that care for the Path struggle to find the resources to undertake essential repairs and improvements. As a result the Association has stepped up to raise money from membership, grants and donations and below are a selection of the projects we would like to fund.

Where possible we use donations as ‘match’ funding so that every pound we receive goes that much further. For example, the money raised during the South Hams appeal proved to be vital in securing a large grant from the Coastal Communities Fund to repair the Coast Path in 35 locations where it was damaged by the severe storms of 2013 and 2014.

We hope you will help, by becoming a member, donating, or supporting us in other ways, so that together we can ensure the South West Coast Path continues to be one of the world’s greatest walks.  

A-Z project listing

  • 100+ new Coast Path signs

    The funding cuts in recent years means that the authorities that manage the Coast Path are under pressure ...

  • Higher Predannack Cliffs, Lizard

    Clodgy Point

    To improve a section of the Coast Path along Higher Predannack cliffs that gets boggy in the winter ...

  • Kynance Cove footbridge

    Photo: The stream at Kynance after a storm: Photographer John Douglass

    After heavy rain the stream at Kynance Cove is difficult to cross without getting wet feet and risking ...

  • Lamorna

    Near to Lamorna a stream appears across the path after wet weather and this is very awkward to ...

  • Mortehoe: New path

    On the south side of Morte Point heading towards Woolacombe the Coast Path was severed by cliff falls ...

  • Nare Head gates

    The view towards Nare Head: Photographer Dave Westcott

    With our fundraising we are aiming to raise £1,800 to help the National Trust to replace over ...

  • Porthkidney, near St Ives - path surfacing

    Porthkidney path improvement

    We plan to improve the surfacing and drainage on this popular section of the Coast Path, which in ...

  • Sheepwash, Lyme Regis Undercliff

    Sheepwash

    About 50yds off the Coast Path running through the Undercliffs National Nature Reserve is a historic sheepwash - but ...

  • Wall's Hill walkers' shelter

    The shelter on Wall's Hill

    The walker's shelter on Wall's Hill in Torquay has become run down in recent years. To ...

  • Wembury Beach Access Path

    Wembury Beach looking out to the Mew Stone Photographer Steven Waters (2016 Photo Competition entry)

    The Association is funding the materials to enable the National Trust to improve the path between Wembury Beach ...