Coast Path Friendly Activities
At 630 miles, the South West Coast Path is England's longest National Trail. Widely considered one of the best and most dramatic trails in the world, the cumulative ascent of the whole Path is equivalent to scaling Everest four times. It's no wonder so many events and tours choose the Coast Path as the stage for their adventures.
Do you run events or tours on the South West Coast Path?
Here is how you can give back to the Path you depend on - to help secure a sustainable future for both the National Trail and activities like yours.
We are asking you to make your activity 'Coast Path Friendly' by giving a contribution of just £1* per participant towards our work caring for the National Trail (£30 for 30 participants and £200 for 200 etc). In return, we will give you a digital badge to display on your promotional material which demonstrates your support (see right), as well as a listing on our event & tour calendar.
You can sign up to be a 'Coast Path Friendly' event or tour by making a minimum pledge of £1 per participant and agreeing to adhere to the South West Coast Path National Trail event guidance. Check out which other organisers are already 'Coast Path Friendly' here.
Become Coast Path Friendly and receive these marketing benefits for your activities:
- Digital badge to promote your participation in the scheme
- Listing on our 'Which organisations are Coast Path Friendly?' webpage
- One social media mention (combined following of over 65,000)
Why should I make my activity Coast Path Friendly?
Events and tours help make experiencing the freedom and beauty of our Path easy and fun for people of all ages and backgrounds. However – they do impact the Trail.
Increasing public interest in conservation and a growing belief that we all have a role to play in caring for our beautiful places mean that being part of an initiative like this is a powerful promotional message for your event that should increase uptake.
The whole acorn-carrying National Trail family are now encouraging event and tour companies to give back in a similar way. Our hope is that participants will soon look for digital badges like ours when choosing which activities to sign up for.
The Path is free to use, why does it need charity support?
The simple fact is that trails can't live on love alone. Over 9 million people, including your participants, use the Coast Path every year to experience nature and adventure as well as support their mental and physical well-being, but most don’t realise the hard work and fundraising needed to keep the coastline accessible.
Cuts to government funding for the National Trails, climate change exposing the Path to accelerating coastal erosion, as well as wear and tear from the feet of millions of visitors each year mean the Coast Path requires more support than ever before to keep it in world-class condition, so please do give back to safeguard the future of your activities if you can. Read more about our charity's cause here.
We look forward to welcoming you to the scheme!
*includes VAT, 80p in each £1 is retained by the charity.