Welcome to our New Volunteer Path Reps

During the winter months our volunteer Local Path Reps lace up the hiking boots and complete the Annual Coast Path Survey. This survey provides evidence of the condition of the path, and identifies opportiunities for improvement works to ensure we are meeting the National Trail standards. The survey is conducted at this time of year when the path is naturally in its worst condition.

This month our National Trails Officer, Lorna, has been out on the path training a new cohort of volunteer path reps who are undertaking the survey for the first time. Our volunteers really are our eyes and ears on the ground and their time and commitment to getting the survey completed each year, in often wet and windy conditions is hugely appreciated – a huge thank you to them! Pictured here is Jo who is our new Path Rep in the Padstow and Constantine Bay area. Jo said of her volunteering,

“I’ve had the pleasure of walking and enjoying the SWCP for many years. The path for me offers so much, alongside the health benefits and the opportunities to meet other like minded people. I love being so close to nature and seeing all the unexpected flora, fauna and wildlife along the path. I was made aware of the SWCPA local representative voluntary position by a friend and I was fortunate enough to be offered the role earlier this year.

I feel honoured and privileged to be the custodian of the path from Padstow to Constantine Bay. Volunteering in itself is rewarding but it’s invaluable for me to be able to help take care of our wonderful footpaths so they can be enjoyed for many generations to come. It’s equally important for me to be able to support the SWCPA and all the continual hard work that they do to protect our wonderful paths”.

A big welcome to Jo and all our Volunteer Local Path Reps.

Published on: Dec. 7, 2023