Way Maker Friend

Welcome Way Maker Friend, thank you for the important service you provide in delivering the South West Coast Path experience. 

We believe the Coast Path should be accessible to everyone, so we can all have the chance to enjoy its natural health giving benefits. But to do this, we need to make it affordable for everyone. Partnering with a range of quality, budget friendly accommodation along the Path is crucial to delivering our charity's mission. So if you can help us to make this happen, we can help promote your business with our free Way Maker Friend package. Check the package information below to see if you qualify. 

We also gift our Way Maker Friend Package to Tourist Information Centres (TICs) who provide an invaluable service to visitors to the region. Along with charities offering useful information, support, activities or experiences across the south west. As a charity ourselves, we believe in giving back, and by working collaboratively we can benefit everyone in our community. We also love talking to our friends, so check below for the best ways to join the conversation!

Way Maker Friend Package - Free (worth £50)

If you provide single night stay accommodation for £18 per night per person (or less) within a 5 mile radius of the Path, access this package by completing the form below. Hostels, bothies, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and campsites all welcome! 

If you’re a Tousit Information Centre (TIC) or charity which offers outdoor activities or historical, cultural or wellbeing experiences within a 5 mile radius of the Path, fill in the form below and we’ll let you know if we can help you too.

Business Benefits

  • Reach over 1 million SWCPA website visitors with online listing 
  • Link your entry to all SWCP walk searches within five-mile radius of your business location 
  • List your business/charity in our annual best-selling Complete Guide to The South West Coast Path (approx. circulation 20,000, including all SWCPA members) 
  • List your business on National Trails website   
  • Flag your business to Coast Path users with supporter window sticker and digital badge 
  • Join our SWCP online Business Community (including bi-monthly newsletter) 
  • Engage with SWCPA 70,000 plus social media followers 
  • Source local products and services via supplier directory 
  • Get 50% off Complete Guide to the South West Coast Path (RRP £14)   
  • Opportunity to purchase additional advertising/marketing benefits. Please note – we reserve the right to reject to multiple advert purchases from one business at one time, to preserve neutrality and integrity of our website.

Become a Way Maker Friend today

All you need to do is click the link below and submit an application. We'll double check your details to make sure you meet the criteria then get you signed up! 

Submit an application


Other Charities – Let’s talk!

We love talking to other charities and not-for-profits who are using the power of the Path to make a difference. From work with vulnerable groups to protecting local wildlife, Britain's longest National Trail is becoming a vehicle for change. If you have a project, funding opportunity or initiative in mind that will benefit the South West Coast Path or the people and wildlife that use it, please get in touch. 

We'd also love to hear from you if you're thinking about fundraising for the Path. There are so many ways you can choose to give back to the trail. From joining our Coast Path Friendly event scheme, backing us as a corporate supporter or by donating a year's worth of care for a mile of the Path to become a Mile Maker. If you’d like to find out more about working with us, fill in this form and let’s start the conversation.     


Apply to become a Way Maker Friend today.

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