At the South West Coast Path Association we are fortunate to work with a number of brilliant partners who help us deliver our charitable objectives to protect and champion the trail, so that it can in turn support the mental and physical wellbeing of people now and in the future.
We take great pride in building long-lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships with organisations that share our commitment to the unique coastal environment of the South West, as well as our belief in the fundamental benefits of being active outdoors.
From members of the tourism industry, which relies so heavily on the Coast Path to attract visitors to the region, to outdoor equipment and trail running event companies that regularly operate on the trail, we have a proven track record of working with a range of organisations in a variety of ways to make significant impacts for both business and charity.
If your business would like to support our work to care for this much-loved 630-mile National Trail please contact our Fundraising Manager Genevieve on [email protected] to discuss opportunities, she will be delighted to hear from you. Meet our current corporate supporters here.
We are delighted to have over 400 local accommodation providers, restaurants and other service providers along the Path supporting us annually through our business membership scheme. Members receive many benefits including adverts on the trip-planning section of our website and in our annually updated guide book. South West Coast Path visitors contribute approximately £500m to the region’s economy each year, which supports the equivalent of over 10,000 full-time jobs. Local businesses that are mindful of this pulling power of the Path often choose to sign up as members to give something back to the trail whilst capitalising on its ever growing popularity as a holiday destination.
Read more and sign up as a business member online today here, we would love to welcome you to the South West Coast Path business community.
We are also supported by, and work with, fellow organisations in the conservation and outdoor sectors.
One of the organisations with which we collaborate most closely is The National Trust. The Trust owns a quarter of the land that the Coast Path travels through, and the Association raises funds for improvement and access projects on it. Together, we are working to protect and enhance the South West Coast Path, so that current and future generations can benefit from this beautiful coastal landscape.
It costs at least £1,000 to maintain just 1 mile of Coast Path and an additional £2,000 for the National Trust to take care of the countryside that surrounds it. With funding in significant decline from Natural England, our joint fundraising efforts have become increasingly important for the future maintenance of the Coast Path.
Other organisations with whom we work in partnership include: Living Coasts, The Outdoor Guide, Active Devon, The South West Tourism Alliance, The English Riveria Bid Company, Mount Edgecombe National Park and more.