Challenge 2017

What will your Challenge be?

This summer get prepared for your Challenge. We’re encouraging as many people as possible to walk or run the Coast Path and clock up enough miles to beat last year’s record. Join one of the organised events across October, or set yourself a personal challenge and walk as much or as little as you like. Invite along your family and friends to share a favourite walk together.

In 2016, 800 participants took part in events and we collectively clocked up over 12,500 miles – that's equivalent to walking or running the 630-mile Coast Path 20 times! The Challenge raised a total of £19,000.

This fundraising event will raise money to care for the South West Coast Path and is a charity partnership between the South West Coast Path Association and the National Trust. Registration costs just £10 that includes a Challenge t-shirt and you can either add a donation or commit to raising sponsorship.

How to take part in the Challenge

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Choose your Challenge from the options below.

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Complete the registration form and tell us why you are taking part in the Challenge.

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Pay the registration fee and your miles will be added to our Mileometer!

Either choose from the following 10 mile organised walks...

Challenge Image from Dartmouth Castle

After the wonderful success of last year the South West Coast Path challenge has grown for 2017. Now starting and finishing at Dartmouth Castle we have managed to get rid of the necessity of buses which makes life simpler for all involved.

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Challenge Image Stories of St Agnes and Chapel Porth-Friday, 6th October

Join local historian Roger Radcliffe and National Trust lead ranger Steve Sudworth for a circular walk from St Agnes Head to Chapel Porth. Laced with nature and the flow of the ocean, the walk will include stories of folklore, mining, shipwrecks and local characters in a two hour exploration. Read more »

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Challenge Image Minehead to Porlock Weir, Saturday 7 October

The official start of the South West Coast Path sets off from the seaside town of Minehead before taking in the wild and rugged Exmoor scenery along the highest coastline in England. Read more »

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Challenge Image Bossington Family Adventure, Saturday 7th October

Enjoy a family-friendly circular walk along the South West Coast Path and surrounding countryside from idyllic Bossington. Climb up to Hurlstone point, a top spot for wildlife spotting, before following the coast path down for seaside fun on Bossington Beach. Read more »

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Challenge Image Guided walk from Maenporth to Durgan, Sunday 8th October

Enjoy a walk along the coast path from Maenporth Beach to Durgan village, led by the National Trust team at Glendurgan. There’ll be some amazing views of the Helford River to see along the way and you can find out more about the conservation work that the ranger team do in this area. Read more »

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Challenge Image Bolt Head Ramble, Sunday 8th October

A circular walk around the beautiful Bolt Head and East Soar area, we will take in points of interest along the way including local wildlife, habitat management, local history and scheduled ancient monuments. This site is a designated Site of Special Scientific interest (SSSI) and we will explain mo Read more »

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Challenge Image Autumn Edition

This is a run as well as a walk, starting at Torcross and finishing at Bantham. It is self-timing and non competitive, although some race for their own attainment. Coaches are provided to transport people from the car park near the finish to the start. Checkpoints are provided. Read more »

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Challenge Image Coleton Fishacre and Froward Point

Join this magical evening flaming torch lit walk along the South West Coast Path around Coleton Fishacre and Froward Point as part of the South West Coast Path Challenge. Carry your own flaming torch and navigate the SWCP along this beautiful piece of coast path viewing it in a whole different light Read more »

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Challenge Image Durlston Country Park and Castle to South Haven Point, Sunday 29 October

Take a walk through time along this iconic stretch of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, taking in Old Harry’s Rocks before reaching the official finish point of the South West Coast Path at South Haven Point. Read more »

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Challenge Image Four 10km courses to choose from

During October complete one - four 10km courses on National Trust sites along the Coast Path in Devon and Dorset. Trust10 is the National Trusts complementary offer to Parkrun, extending recreational running to 10km. Read more »

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...select a distance using the interactive map

Drag the markers to set your walks start and finish points. Zoom in to select your locations more accurately.