Who We Are
Meet the whole team
The South West Coast Path Association is a registered charity and volunteer led organisation governed by Trustees.
The Trustees delegate responsibility to the Path Committee for all operational matters. These members are mostly Area Reps who oversee a number of Local Reps, all of whom are volunteers. They walk the Path regularly, survey and report on the state of the Path and ensure our funds raised for Path improvements are used where most needed.
The rest of the work of the Association is undertaken by staff members. Led by our Director, we work to ensure the Business Plan set out by the Trustees is delivered and our volunteers are supported in their endeavours.
Director: Esther Pearson [email protected]
Office Supervisor: Vickie Smith [email protected]
Administrator: Debbie Bakewell [email protected]
Supporter Manager: Jo Bishop [email protected]
Finance Officer: Carol Cassidy [email protected]
National Trails Team
The Association has a collaborative agreement with the National Trail Team who are funded by Natural England and work in our offices to ensure we work together well for maximum benefit to the Coast Path.
Chair: Ken Carter [email protected]
Vice-chair: Peter Scupholme [email protected]
Treasurer: George Coles [email protected]
Secretary: Andrew Lack [email protected]
Minehead to Bideford: Geoff Garfield
Bideford to Bude: Chris Lucas
Bude to Rock: Carol Sellars
Padstow to Hayle: Margaret Bonner
Hayle to Porthleven: Chris Hatton
Porthleven to Portloe: Paul Rabbeth
Portloe to Cremyll: Jan Corber
Plymouth to Dartmouth: Robin Ladkin
Kingswear to Topsham: Hilary Bick
Exmouth to Abbotsbury: Aidan Winder
Abbotsbury to South Haven Point: Bryn Gittins
Rights of Way Advisor: Brian Panton
Planning & Environmental Advisor: Steve Church
Ramblers Representative: George Coles