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A Challenge for Visitors to the Royal Cornwall Show

The South West Coast Path Association is celebrating the Cornwall coast at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show and encouraging visitors to enjoy more walks along the South West Coast Path.

Visitors to the Association’s stand in the Countryside Area (stand number 788 can find out about the walks that appeal to them and their family the most, from the best wildflower walks to following in the footsteps of Poldark, which is filmed at a number of Coast Path locations. They will also be able to pledge to help protect the Coast Path by becoming a member of the Association or by signing up to take part in the South West Coast Path Challenge, a fundraising event backed by TV presenter Monty Halls whose series the Fisherman’s Apprentice was filmed on the Lizard coast around Cadgwith.

The event takes place throughout October with the aim to encourage as many people as possible to walk the Coast Path and to help raise funds to protect it. There are 10-mile organised challenge walks at the start and finish of the Coast Path and various other challenges that you can join, or you can organise your own challenge and register it on the Association’s website.

Hayley Partridge, Events Officer for the Association says;

“The South West Coast Path Challenge provides an opportunity for families and friends get together to challenge each other to attempt different sections of the South West Coast Path and have a great day out while supporting the beautiful Coast Path at the same time.

“There are 300 miles of continuous coastal walking in Cornwall alone, which the South West Coast Path Association works hard to protect and promote to the millions of visitors that flock to our coastline every year. Those lucky enough to live and work here also make regular visits to the coast and by exploring more with a short walk or long distance hike on the Coast Path we get to experience a more authentic Cornwall that’s a world away from the crowded beaches of high summer.”

Funds raised go towards the Association’s Path Improvement fund. Visitors to the show can find out about some of the projects it’s supported recently, many of which were to reinstate the Coast Path in places where it was severed due to the recent winter storms.

To find out more about the Association and to pledge your support by taking part in this year’s South West Coast Path Challenge, visit the stand at the Royal Cornwall Show in the Countryside Area on stand 788.

For more information about the South West Coast Path Association visit www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk  

Published on: May 31, 2016