Support an appeal

A founding principle of the movement that created National Trails over 70 years ago was to connect people to the most beautiful landscapes in the country.

For the South West Coast Path (SWCP), that means caring for 630 miles of Trail, and maintaining thousands of pieces of infrastructure that help make it accessible all-year-round. You can support the Every Mile Matters campaign right now by donating to either of our annual capital appeals: Step Up or Find Your Way.

Step Up

Without the 30,000 steps that are on the South West Coast Path, many sections of the Trail would be completely inaccessible. Every year, 1,000 steps fall into disrepair and need maintenance, or need replacing entirely. This costs at least £10,000 each year. Will you help us Step Up to the challenge?


Find Your Way

Despite being absolutely vital to walkers and runners alike, upkeep of the 4,000 signposts that are on the South West Coast Path is often overlooked. A recent survey carried out by our volunteers revealed over 25% of them currently need replacing, and there are of course areas that could benefit from having more signage. We want to invest £10,000 into signage to help you Find Your Way on the Trail. Will you help us?