Things To Do Way Maker

Visiting local places of interest, learning about the heritage of an area and taking part in a whole range of exciting coastal activities are all part of the great South West Coast Path experience. 

With so many water-based sports to try like surfing, kayaking, paddle-boarding and coasteering (to name but a few!) visitors to the SWCP are keen to ‘have-a-go’ on their break days from walking. It’s a great way for them to get another perspective of the coastline they’ve been walking and experience something they might not be able to do at home.

SWCP visitors also love to get to know the area better by stopping of at historic buildings & homes, art galleries, gardens, visitor attractions and experience something unique to the south west. That could be fossil hunting, pottery classes or a visit to a brewery, vineyard or distillery. We know the south west is full of hidden gems and with your help we can tell our visitors about all the amazing things to do on offer.

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Water Sports and Coastal Activities

We often receive enquiries from visitors wanting to know the best places to surf, kayak, paddleboard or even go coasteering. There’s also been a big influx of people interested in wild swimming or wanting to visit one of the many unique saltwater lidos we have here in the south west. If you’re looking for a way to boost your bookings, become a Way Maker today and affiliate yourself with Britain’s longest National Trail that attracts millions of outdoor enthusiasts every year. 

Local Heritage

What better way to get to know an area than with a visit to one of the many historic houses, country homes and estates along the Path? Our international visitors are particularly keen to soak up the incredible heritage and culture on offer, and it’s a perfect option for weary legs! We already work with many National Trust properties and places like Mount Edgcumbe Estate, so become a Way Maker today and we can start sending walkers your way.

Gardens and Visitor Attractions

Strolling through sub-tropical gardens, discovering historic mining sites and exploring out-of-this-world visitor attractions like The Eden Project are just some of the amazing things you can do when visiting the south west. Make sure you and your business are on the map by becoming a Way Maker. The 1.4 million visitors to our website and those using our popular guidebook (listing available as part of Way Maker Plus) will know exactly where to find you.

Feature on all walks within 5 miles of where you are

We have over 600 walks available on our website for walkers to access for free. So even after people complete Minehead to Poole, there's still plenty to explore!

Feature in our official Guidebook

With the help of over 100 volunteers, we update and produce The Complete Guide to the South West Coast Path to help walkers explore the Trail. With our Plus and Extra Mile packages, you can feature in your section of the trail and boost bookings throughout the year. 

We're a social bunch!

We have a really active and engaged social media following of over 65,000 followers across all the major channels. Becoming a Way Maker means you can start engaging with our audience of walkers and runners.