Commemorative Mile Maker
Are you looking for a special way to remember a loved one, celebrate a milestone birthday or anniversary, or find a thoughtful wedding gift for someone passionate about the Coast Path? Giving the gift of ‘Mile Maker’ status is a unique way to make a difference for the South West Coast Path and comes with a bespoke oak National Trail sign for the recipient’s home or garden, handmade by the local carpenter who crafts our iconic acorn way markers for the Path itself.
"My parents, Pam and Norman, loved the coast of north Cornwall. As children, my brothers and I shared many happy family holidays there with them, often based around Rock or Polzeath, filling our time sailing, swimming, surfing and walking. My parents’ favourite walk, regardless of the weather, was from Polzeath Beach up onto Pentire Head where they would pause to admire the glorious scenery and look out for seals and other wildlife. The Mile Makers gift made by my husband and I to the SWCPA, is, therefore, in memory of two very special people who took such pleasure from a very special part of the coastline."
– Alison Dumper, memorial Mile Maker sign pictured in her garden
What is a Commemorative Mile Maker?
When you choose to celebrate or remember a special person as a Commemorative Mile Maker, you’ll be donating the average cost to ‘make’ one mile of the Trail per year (currently £1,400), in their name. Mile Maker gifts have real impact - enabling us to carry out significant work on the ground, undertake outreach projects, be a voice for the National Trail corridor and provide vital information to walkers and runners.
Why give Commemorative Mile Maker status?
A Commemorative Mile Maker becomes the virtual guardian of one precious mile of the Coast Path for a year, but your generosity reaches far beyond that. You and your giftee will be part of the huge collective effort by individuals, charities, local councils and the business community to ensure that our ever-more vulnerable National Trail remains a continuous, unbroken link to the unique coastal landscape which defines the South West. Remember that every mile has value – whether it supports the mental and physical wellbeing of local people, hosts an important wildlife habitat, enables a business idea, fires up the imagination of a creative soul or connects a coastal community with their neighbours – as we always say, Every Mile Matters.
How to make your gift
Simply click here to donate now and select the £1,400 Mile Maker option. Once your gift has been processed one of our team will be in touch to collect your inscription requirements for the signpost. Thank you so much.