North Cornwall Projects
In recent years, money raised from the South West Coast Path Association has helped fund many improvement and path repair projects in North Cornwall.
The north Cornwall coast is blessed with stunning surfing beaches, gorgeous fishing villages and comes complete with legends of King Arthur and his Tintagel Castle. Sections of this route are amongst the most strenuous of the Coast Path and as such are more liable to erosion as the path follows up and down steep hills and into many valley bottoms.
Projects carried out along this stretch from Marsland to Newquay have been very varied as there are some sections of very rural path and paths that are well trod near to popular visitor destinations. Projects can come about due to a number of factors; erosion (both natural and from thousands of feet!), providing better access to the path for all users and much needed repairs to and replacement of everything from signs to timber steps and kissing gates.
Particular projects that stand out are; Boscastle to Pentargon waterfall where new easy access kissing gates have allowed more people to enjoy the waterfall and at Welcombe a remote part of the path where an alternative flood water path has been created as well as new steps and re-surfacing of a path with stone for easier walking.
Future projects in this area that require further funding include helping the National Trust to create an Art Trail at Maer Down near Bude during 2017 including the installations of gates, seats and a map board as well as working with local schools to help design and promote the trail through on-site art workshop. 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 north Cornwall 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.