Coast Path Champions

At the South West Coast Path Association we are really lucky to have a huge range of supporters who help us to deliver our promises and look after the Path, conserving it for future generations and promoting it for the enjoyment of everyone. Here are our Coast Path Champions who support the work of the Association and share their love of the Coast Path with their own fans.

Julia Bradbury

TV presenter and walks expert, Julia Bradbury is proud to be supporting the South West Coast Path Association and is an official Coast Path Champion for the South West Coast Path Challenge.

She says: “There are some spectacular walks along the South West Coast Path. Old Harry Rocks is a classic and this walk offers spectacular views of the Jurassic coastline and the surrounding countryside. If you need the perfect excuse to visit a place named ‘Studland’ then this is it.” 

You are invited to join the 10-mile Challenge from Swanage to South Haven Point, taking in Old Harry Rocks, Studland and the long stretch of sand at Shell Beach. Register at

Julia recommends her favourite walks in Britain on The Outdoor Guide (TOG).

TOG is a resource set up by Julia Bradbury and sister Gina that aims to bring together information for walks all around the UK.

It is a showroom that puts companies with the same ethos together in one place to inspire families to get out and explore this wonderful world. 

On TOG you will find fab walks, amazing gear and gadgets along with some recommended places to stay when out walking.

To view Julia's favourite Coast Path walk on the TOG website click here.

Paul Rose

Broadcaster and Explorer, Paul Rose, is planning to make a welcome return to the Coast Path in October following the success of his BBC2 series Coastal Path, broadcast in November last year (2016).

Paul says; I had an amazing time filming the Coastal Path series, walking stunning sections of the Path and would encourage as many people as possible to join the Challenge event, to get out and have an adventure running or walking the Path.”

Paul is an ardent explorer, television presenter, journalist, author, and Vice President of the Royal Geographical Society, and an Expedition Leader on the National Geographic Pristine Seas team.

More information is available on his website.