Exmoor Projects

In recent years, money raised from the South West Coast Path Association has helped fund improvements and path repair projects in Exmoor.

The Exmoor coast is full of geological and cultural highlights. Wordsworth and Coleridge were both inspired by this landscape and in the local rocks, fossils of plants and animals can be found that were formed millions of years ago. Walkers to this part of the Coast Path can enjoy not only what the coast has to offer but they also have the chance to explore inland and discover the wonderful Exmoor National Park. Zig zaggy high paths, lovely coastal places like Porlock and Lynmouth, as well as glimpses of heath and moorland are part of what makes this part of the path so special.

We carry out projects along this stretch from Minehead to Combe Martin with our partners at Exmoor National Park. Projects can come about due to a number of factors including overgrown vegetation and much needed repairs to and replacement of everything from signs to timber steps and kissing gates. 

As you'll see below recent main projects have been the installation of new oak fingerposts and the clearance of Rhododendron along a section from Glenthorne to Wingate Combe. Read about this and other Future Projects HERE. Other new projects are continually being considered by Coast Path local representative volunteers and Association staff with their local rangers on the ground.

We hope you will help us to continue to complete project work in this area, by donating towards Exmoor projects, supporting us in other ways, or reporting any problems 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 ...

  • Rhododendron clearance - Exmoor

    The Coast Path section from Glenthorne to Wingate combe was overgrown with rhododendron which obscure and envelope the ...