Simon Armitage to walk South West Coast Path as a modern troubadour

Published on: May 22, 2013, 9:31 a.m.

Award-winning writer Simon Armitage hopes to walk from Minehead to Land's End along the northern half of the South West Coast Path without a penny in his pocket, by giving poetry readings in return for his board and lodgings.

The South West Coast Path comes to the big screen

Published on: May 21, 2013, 3:54 p.m.

Discover the secret coves and sandy beaches that inspired the characters in Summer in February - the film that everyone’s talking about this summer, by following in their footsteps along the South West Coast Path.

365 Paintings in a Year on the South West Coast Path

Published on: May 20, 2013, 2:22 p.m.

Devon artist Dave Crocker, has just completed his final work of art, painting a series of 365 coastal   landscapes from the South West Coast Path.

New bridge at Carleon Cove

Published on: May 20, 2013, 9:58 a.m.

Walkers passing through Carleon Cove on the Lizard are in for a treat, thanks to the completion of a stunning new footbridge that carries the South West Coast Path over the Poltesco River.

New record set for completing the Coast Path!

Published on: May 16, 2013, 4:21 p.m.

A new record has been set for the fastest completion of the South West Coast Path! Contours Walking Holidays' Managing Director, Mark Townsend and fellow runner, Julie Gardener, completed the full South West Coast Path in a record time of 14 days, 14 hours and 44 minutes.


Great South West Walk exceeds half a million!

Published on: May 9, 2013, 7:12 p.m.

The South West Coast Path Association’s Great South West Walk came to a grand finale on Tuesday 7th May, raising over £500,000 for 90 improvement projects to the entire South West Coast Path covering Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

Cliff fall near Lulworth Cove

Published on: May 1, 2013, 9:02 p.m.

Following the landslide at St. Oswald’s Bay between Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door on the morning of 30 April 2013, diversionary routes have been put in place by Dorset County Council and the Lulworth Estate, allowing the South West Coast Path to remain fully open and safe for visitors to this area. 

New slate waymarkers guide the way for Cornish walkers

Published on: April 24, 2013, 11:03 p.m.

The sand dunes of west Cornwall attract thousands of local walkers and tourists every year who will now benefit from new slate waymarkers to guide the way along the South West Coast Path.

Five top family walks for summer

Published on: April 15, 2013, 3:40 p.m.

Why not get out and about this summer and combine a family walk on the South West Coast Path with a host of other old-fashioned childhood pleasures, from crabbing in rockpools and exploring hidden coves, to following in the footsteps of giants.

Great South West Walk kicks off

Published on: April 3, 2013, 12:57 p.m.

The Great South West Walk is underway - but still time to join up and help make the Coast Path even better.