West Cornwall Projects
In recent years, money raised from the South West Coast Path Association has helped fund many improvements and path repair projects in West Cornwall.
West Cornwall is a glorious part of the path to walk along. There are so many coves and sandy beaches to visit, Land's End to head to, to tick off the bucket list and never ending vistas of blue sea and sky on a good day! Walkers can visit the bustling towns of St. Ives and Falmouth or escape into the quietness of The Lizard.
Projects carried out along this stretch from Newquay all the way round to Falmouth have been very varied. Projects can come about due to a number of factors; storm damage, poor drainage, 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 below we and our partners have been very busy lately.
Particular projects that stand out are; Building granite steps and drainage channels on a badly eroded area of the path from Porthmoina to Rosemergy, repairing erosion on the path between Sennen and Land's End where very heavy use of about 100,000 walkers per year had caused this section to become worn and at Poldhu Cove erosion of the cliffs meant that the path needed to be rerouted inland to avoid the path being closed off the following winter.
Future projects in this area that require further funding include a new footbridge at Kynance Cove and repairs to the path near St. Gurnard's Head due to water erosion. As these projects and others show, it is so often the non showy things that need funding so walkers continue to receive a world quality walking experience. 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.