Waymarkers guide your way

Have you ever noticed the vast range of way marking signs along the Coast Path? From wood, metal and stone a number of different types of sign are needed. We aim to use the right way marker in the right place using the best material and design for every location. Urban waymarking is generally very different to that found on the wilder parts of the Trail. The ones below are just 6 of the 1,000s out there braving the elements!

What is unseen and unquantifiable is what the different way markers mean to the millions of walkers who reach each one along their journey. The ‘acorn’ is synonymous with all of England’s National Trails and they are very much a part of what it means to follow and find your way along the South West Coast Path.  

“Always reassuring to see the acorn” Wendy Hess, Overseas Member 

“I love my signposts (and it) always feels a bit like coming home when I am on the path” Simone Amend, Supporter

Every turn is a new adventure or can throw up a new story” Jamie Lee-Hill, Adventurer

Photo: Jamie Lee-Hill with one of the many wooden way markers along the Trail


If you have lovely memories of finding special way markers along the Path and want other people to experience the same please consider donating to this appeal

We have already raised nearly £5,000 towards our target. Donating any amount large or small will get us towards our target.