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Esplanade Hotel Joins Every Mile Matters Campaign

Published on: April 10, 2024, 1:02 p.m.

Photo by James Loveridge

Esplanade Hotel Joins Every Mile Matters Campaign

Our Every Mile Matters 2024 campaign has received support from a number of prominent sponsors across the South West, including St Austell Brewery as the campaign's headline sponsor and GWR as the Sustainable Transport sponsor. We are excited to be joined by Esplanade Hotel, a 4-star beachfront hotel located directly across from Fistral beach in Newquay, recognised as one of Cornwall’s most-loved destinations for families. 

South West Tourism Awards honour Julian Gray, SWCPA Director and the Coast Path with Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award

Published on: March 22, 2024, 10:03 a.m.

SWCPA Director, Julian Gray, was honoured with an Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award at the recent South West Tourism Awards  at Exeter University’s Great Hall for the role he has played in helping to put the South West Coast Path centre stage as one of the region’s most important tourism and environmental assets over the last six years.   

Every Mile Matters

Published on: March 13, 2024, 2:41 p.m.

Photo by James Loveridge

Every Mile Matters for Path, People and Planet 

Leading South West businesses are stepping up to show their support for the region’s world-famous hiking trail, the South West Coast Path, as the South West Coast Path Association launches its Every Mile Matters campaign and Coast Path Challenge 2024

National Coastwatch to provide ‘Coast Path Passport’ stamping points along the South West Coast Path

Published on: Jan. 9, 2024, 3:57 p.m.

The National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) has become an official ‘Coast Path Passport’ stamping point partner, working with the charity which cares for the UK’s longest and most popular National Trail, the South West Coast Path.

New partnership with Great Western Railway will showcase the South West Coast Path and inspire new adventures

Published on: Dec. 18, 2023, 12:26 p.m.

Wrapping up our 50th anniversary year!

Published on: Dec. 18, 2023, 11:11 a.m.

As we reflect on an amazing 12 months, we want to say a massive thank you to our members, and everyone that has got involved, supported the charity, volunteered their time, sponsored our events, and raised funds to help us to care for, protect, and improve access to this world-class Trail today, and for future generations. 

Welcome to our New Volunteer Path Reps

Published on: Dec. 7, 2023, 2:02 p.m.

Partnership working sees improved access to popular Churston Cove in Torbay

Published on: Nov. 21, 2023, 5:48 p.m.

Churston Cove, which lies just West of Brixham, is a very popular section of the Torbay coastline enjoyed and loved by both locals and visitors. The route of the South West Coast Path runs along the back of the Cove but access along the National Trail heading Eastwards is up some steep terrain with a number of flights of steps. Over the years the steps have deteriorated and became very difficult to walk on this section. The South West Coast Path Association, Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust and SWISCo worked together to fund the project which would improve the access to this wonderful area.

Celebrating 50 Years!

Published on: June 8, 2023, 3:49 p.m.

Take the Path to the Yard and enjoy 3 days of trail festivities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the South West Coast Path Association!

Trailblazer Walk gets off to golden start!

Published on: May 17, 2023, 11:44 a.m.

It's a golden start for the Trailblazer Walk that marks the beginning of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the South West Coast Path Association!