As a business

One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. - Henry Miller

The South West Coast Path attracts over 9 million people every year, putting more than £520 million of visitor spend into the local economy and supporting over 10,000 jobs. As champion's of the Path, we are facing increasing challenges when it comes to climate change, coastal erosion and increased usage of the trail, so gaining support from the business community to help protect it is crucial. For local businesses like accommodation providers, food & drink establishments, activity providers and visitor attractions - the Path is an essential lifeline and its condition now, and in the future is directly linked to the health and wealth of the South West region as a whole.

As a National Trail, the Coast Path is also embedded in the nation’s steadfast passion for walking and our growing recognition of outdoor spaces as places that connect us with nature. That’s why we work with a more than 350 local businesses and a range of corporate supporters to continue our vital work protecting this unique trail.

If your business is somehow connected to the Coast Path, it is in your interest to support our important charity work to ensure it not only survives - but thrives. We have developed a range of giving options to suit a broad range of business types, allowing you to not only play a key part in the protection and improvement of the trail, but to also help your own business grow and prosper. Click the links below to find out more about ways you can show your support. 

Support the trail as a business 

Become a Way Maker business

As a business based on or near the Path, you’re an essential part of the South West Coast Path experience. Reach new customers and help protect the trail you love by signing up as a Way Maker business today. 

Corporate Sponsorship

Looking for great CSR opportunities and the chance to make a difference in your local area or industry? Supporting the Coast Path might just be what you're after!

Coast Path Friendly Events

Run an event on the Coast Path? You can keep a light footprint on the planet by making your event Coast Path Friendly- helping us make sure the trail is there for you to use for many years to come.