News

Archive

Coast Path Challenge Kicks Off from Minehead

Published on: Sept. 27, 2016, 8:54 p.m.

The next great stomp for charity kicks off on Saturday on Exmoor for a month-long series of events to raise funds to help protect this National Trail.

Third time lucky for Challenger set to walk the Coast Path

Published on: Sept. 19, 2016, 9:59 p.m.

There's just under two weeks to go until the Coast Path Challenge kicks off and it's not too late to take part or show your support.

The National Trust takes up the South West Coast Path Challenge

Published on: Sept. 6, 2016, 2:43 p.m.

There’s just three weeks to go until the South West Coast Path Challenge kicks off and with over 5,000 miles pledged so far, the target, to surpass 10,000 miles walked on the Coast Path in one month, is well in sight.

The Hangman Hills is September walk of the month

Published on: Sept. 1, 2016, 1:49 p.m.

This challenging walk providing much inspiration amply rewards the effort involved, with far-reaching views over coast and hills, through an area rich in history. The Hangman Hills walk on the South West Coast Path is the walk of the month as featured in our calendar.

School’s out for summer – A chance to walk the whole path

Published on: Aug. 31, 2016, 12:26 p.m.

We often get asked when the best time to walk the Coast Path is. For all teachers, lecturers, professors and those who have a larger break in the summer holidays - it has to be over the months of July and August. Even in the ‘big six weeks’ as they’re called down here, there is room for everyone and you’ll be amazed at the number of hours you have the coast views to yourself on long stretches.

Supporters pledge to walk and run eight times the length of South West Coast Path Challenge

Published on: Aug. 31, 2016, 9:41 a.m.

Could you run or walk 5,000 miles in 31 days? In one month’s time this is exactly what 300 people have pledged to do for the South West Coast Path Challenge throughout October.

The South West Coast Path is set to see visits grow from overseas tourists

Published on: Aug. 26, 2016, 1:34 p.m.

The Rumps, near Polzeath, Cornwall, photographed by Peter Edwards

The South West Coast Path Association has been awarded funding from Visit England to further increase the number of overseas visitors that come each year to enjoy walking the trail.

Walking as a Group - The mind-body workout with friends

Published on: Aug. 24, 2016, 10:36 a.m.

When was the last time you went for a walk with friends? If you are trying to stick to your weight-loss and fitness goals, there’s something to be said for group support. Choosing to take part in a group walking challenge could be just the thing for you. 

New BBC TV series about the Coast Path

Published on: Aug. 24, 2016, 10:02 a.m.

BBC Coastal Path

A new series about the South West Coast Path starts tonight on BBC 1 at 7.30pm. Initially it will only be shown in the South West region, but there are plans to broadcast it nationally on BBC2 in November, but if you can't wait until then we expect it to be on iplayer.

Running to keep up with the cost of maintaining the Coast Path

Published on: Aug. 17, 2016, 4:07 p.m.

Avid runners and fitness enthusiasts are invited to attend the 17.5 mile Trail Running Challenge on 2nd October organised by Trail Events Co. in partnership with the South West Coast Path Association. The Association is looking to break the world record for the number of times the 630 mile route is walked or run in one month, whilst raising much needed funds to maintain and protect the Path. Nearly 150 runners have registered for this Challenge so far, pledging to run over 2600 miles between them.