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Explore the best of the South West coast with new rail trails

Published on: July 16, 2013, 1:23 p.m.

A new series of short break walking itineraries have been launched along the South West Coast Path that let the train take the strain out of travelling.

Join in with National Trails Geocaching weekend

Published on: July 8, 2013, 3:42 p.m.

The second weekend in July is National Trails Geocaching weekend. This the first of what will be an annual event and sees the launch of our new geocoins.

Improvements to Lantivet Bay Coast Path Complete

Published on: July 1, 2013, 3:38 p.m.

A popular section of the South West Coast Path, around Lantivet Bay near Fowey in Cornwall, is receiving some TLC thanks to the Great South West Walk.

Stairway to Devon opens up at Plymouth’s Royal William Yard

Published on: June 18, 2013, 7:35 p.m.

A crucial gap in the South West Coast Path National Trail linking Devil’s Point Park to the Royal William Yard in Plymouth has been filled and the new route is officially open.

Highly acclaimed photographer to judge South West Coast Path annual photo competition

Published on: June 18, 2013, 3:12 p.m.

Award-winning photographer Ben Osborne, who specialises in wildlife and landscape photography, has been named as one of the judges for this year’s annual South West Coast Path photo competition.

£3 million boost for South Dorset Ridgeway

Published on: June 18, 2013, 12:55 p.m.

The historic and beautiful landscape of the  South Dorset Ridgeway (the alternative SWCP route between West Bexington and Osmington Mills) is set to benefit from a major investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Coast Path Motographer of the Year 2013 competition

Published on: June 17, 2013, 11:06 a.m.

The South West Coast Path team is encouraging budding mobile phone photographers of all ages to capture a moment in time on the Coast Path as part of its Coast Path Motographer of the Year 2013 competition.

Improving the way from St Ives to Carbis Bay

Published on: June 13, 2013, 4:44 p.m.

A popular section of the South West Coast Path, between St Ives and Carbis Bay in Cornwall, is receiving some TLC thanks to the Great South West Walk.

Record numbers of endurance runners take on Classic Quarter

Published on: June 12, 2013, 9:31 a.m.

More than 400 ultra-marathon runners have braved thunderstorms and scorching sunshine to take on 44 punishing miles of rough and rugged terrain along the SW Coast Path between Lizard Pont and Land's End.

Coast Path among Rough Guide's top 101 things to do before you go abroad

Published on: May 31, 2013, 3:58 p.m.

The South West Coast Path has been chosen by Visit Britain as one of the top '101 things to do before you go abroad', all of which feature in a new book of the same title published by Rough Guides.