Share your story
Whether it takes you days, weeks, months or years – we love hearing all your stories about completing the South West Coast Path.
At 630 miles, the South West Coast Path is Britain’s longest National Trail. The vast majority who complete it start at Minehead and finish at Poole – but there is no hard and fast rule for how you should do it. In fact, much of the time, we find there are other factors that dictate how you take on this epic Trail and that’s often where your true Coast Path story lies!
On this page, you’ll find out more about how to submit your story to us, along with links to other Completer stories and information on getting hold of a Completer’s certificate.
Send in your story
We, along with our members, followers and subscribers love nothing more than reading inspirational stories from people like you who have completed the South West Coast Path. If you would like to share your story with us, please click here and complete our story submission form.
We read each and every story that is sent in, and we also choose some to feature on the South West Coast Path blog. Remember, if you are a member of the South West Coast Path Association (SWCPA), your story will also be featured in the next edition of our bi-annual Member’s magazine Trailblazing.
From an inspirational anecdote to a dramatic turn of events, South West Coast Path completer stories are always a good read! Many include great tips and advice about where to stay, places to visit and what to take with you. Along with hugely personal insights into the journey people have been on beyond the physical Path.
Get a certificate
The South West Coast Path Completer Certificate is not just a piece of paper to show off to all your friends (though it is good for this!) It demonstrates your dedication, motivation, and achievement of completing one of the world’s greatest hiking trails.
If you are a member of the SWCPA, you can claim a FREE certificate and pin badge upon completion, simply email us with the following information.
- Date you started
- Date you completed
- Membership number
If you aren’t a member yet but would like a certificate to commemorate your journey – you can buy one along with a pin badge from our shop for £6.50. We also offer section certificates for each of the seven sections, as defined in our Complete Guide to the South West Coast Path. These are available to everyone to purchase from our shop.