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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.

Poldark and pasties are features of Coast Path Challenge events in Cornwall

Published on: Aug. 10, 2016, 12:52 p.m.

The South West Coast Path Association and the National Trust, their charity partner, have created a 2016 Challenge event, covering the whole month of October. They are looking for people to collectively stomp over 10,000 miles to raise thousands of pounds in sponsorship - so far over 3,500 miles have been pledged by 260 walkers! It costs at least £1,000 to maintain just 1 mile of Coast Path and an additional £2,000 for the National Trust to take care of the countryside that surrounds it, so every mile pledged this autumn will really count. 

Twice around the Coast Path and counting

Published on: Aug. 5, 2016, 6:29 a.m.

A long-standing member of the South West Coast Path Association is one of the most committed Coast Path walkers who has not only completed the Coast Path once but twice – and counting!

Club together for charity golf day on South Devon coast

Published on: Aug. 4, 2016, 5:37 a.m.

Local people and businesses are invited to take part in Thurlestone Golf Club’s third annual Charity Golf Day on Friday 9th September, to fundraise for the South West Coast Path Association.

Ultra Runner Sets New Record on Coast Path

Published on: Aug. 3, 2016, 1:06 p.m.

Damian Hall ran the South West Coast Path in a new Fastest Known Time of 10 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes, in May. Here he talks us through the highs, lows and the ice creams.