Welcome to our new National Trail Officer

This week, Richard Walton is taking over from Mark Owen as the South West Coast Path National Trail Officer. Richard brings with him a wealth of experience in managing a wide range of countryside sites and public access, most recently in Bracknell Forest, but previously in Cornwall and North Devon. As National Trail Officer, Richard will be coordinating the upkeep of the Trail and developing improvement projects.

After almost 20 years of working on the South West Coast Path, Mark is stepping down from the role to focus on his other passion - looking after a wildlife friendly Dartmoor farm  producing high quality pasture fed beef and lamb.

To ensure a smooth handover, they have been working together for the past few weeks, meeting with many of the Association’s volunteers and the rangers working for the local authorities and National Trust who care for the path.

Below: Mark (left)  & Richard at Wembury

Richard and Mark

Published on: May 29, 2018