South West Coast Path Association Launches Urgent Appeal for South Hams

The South West Coast Path Association has launched a fundraising appeal to raise a minimum of £40,000 for urgent repair works to sections of coast path mainly between Dartmouth and Bantham in the South Hams, and to establish a Fund for future path improvement projects in the South Hams.

Storm damage to the path during recent winters has created much erosion; the path is currently open for business and walkable but needs repair or will decline further. 

Devon County Council has identified around £80,000 of urgent repair works from Dartmouth to Bantham. However, the total county budget for capital works for storm damage repairs on the Coast Path amounts to £50,000 countywide.

The South West Coast Path Association has stepped in and negotiated £40,000 from Devon County Council if a matching £40,000 is raised from businesses and the public.

The appeal will run until 31st August, 2014 after which they will announce the total raised. Once the £40,000 target for urgent repairs is achieved, all further donations will form part of an ongoing South Hams Appeal Fund for path improvement projects of the future.

This is their first fundraising appeal aimed at a particular stretch of the path and 100% of all funds raised will go towards to improvement projects in the South Hams.

How you can help:

You can also follow, comment and support the South Hams Appeal on Twitter using #SouthHamsAppeal and

The Great South West Walks 100 circular walks 20th – 28th September 2014, also present an opportunity to celebrate the South Hams Appeal and show your support for the whole path.

Every £1 donated will result in £2 towards path improvements in the South Hams. Don't forget, Gift Aid will increase it even further! Please donate now

Published on: April 14, 2014