North Devon Projects

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

The exposed north Devon coast is both beautiful and wild. This landscape has formed over thousands of years and is one of the many things that attracts walkers to this part of the Coast Path. High coastal cliffs, waterfalls and headlands are well loved features.

Projects carried out along this stretch from Combe Martin to Marsland have been very varied. Projects can come about due to a number of factors; storm damage, erosion (both natural and from thousands of feet!) and much needed repairs to and replacement of everything from signs to timber steps and kissing gates. As you'll see from the list be low we and our partners have been very busy lately.

Particular projects that stand out are; Bideford Footsteps, helping to sign walkers through the villages and towns of the Torridge disctricts using beautiful brass footsteps, sea wall replacement work at Northam and the new Rockham Beach steps near Morehoe that were installed after the storms had swept the others away. 

Future projects in this area that require further funding include a new path section being created near Morethoe Point after the old route was severed by cliff falls through the fields inland of the road that are owned by the National Trust. This route will pass over Sharp Rock from where walkers will get spectacular views out to Morte Point and along the coast across Woolacombe Beach to Baggy Point.

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 Devon 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.  

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