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 with the help of our dedicated volunteers. You can give to one of the appeals below to support a particular area of this work. Thank you.
We have more than 70 dedicated volunteer Path Reps around the South West who invest approximately 2,000 hours in the Trail each year. The Path Rep's primary role is to undertake an annual condition survey of the Coast Path using tablets carrying specialist surveying software. We don’t always stop to think about the devoted individuals working behind the scenes to keep our coastline accessible. Now is the chance to help them help you, by making a donation to our Volunteer Fund.
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?
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?