South West Coast Path Photographer of the Year Exhibition

Photo: Seagull at Sea, Exmouth, South Devon
By Paul Boomsma - South West Coast Path Photographer of the Year

2022 Competition Category Winners displayed as part of the 2023 Exhibition


Spring at Cellars
Cellars Beach, Noss Mayo, South Devon
Photographer: Jon Lovejoy 

"This image shows the path from a different view while encompassing the varied landscape of the land, beach and the sea, it shows a beautiful contrast of colours between the water, sand, rocks and trees and shows mother nature in her true beauty."

Urban and Industrial Heritage

Spooky Wheal Coates
St Agnes Headland, West Cornwall 
Photographer: Mark Gowan 

"I entered my photograph in the Urban and Industrial Heritage category as I feel this image represents the ghosts of Cornwall’s historic mining past; the monochrome and mist lending the old mine workings a feeling of melancholy and reflection."


My Path 

Sunset on the Ammonite Pavement 
Lyme Regis, Jurassic Coast
Photographer: James Loveridge 

"I entered this image, because Lyme Regis is an iconic area of the Jurassic Coast and the South West Coast Path and is world-famous for its fossils. This is a spectacular and relatively lesser-known area of the Jurassic Coast with large rocks and slabs of rocks covered in fossils. I was born nearby and have lived on the Jurassic Coast for years, so this location is well-known to me and I enjoy photographing it."

Climate Change

Porlock Tree
Porlock Marsh, Somerset
Photographer: Andrew Gordon 

"Taken at Porlock Marsh just next to the South West Coast Path on 12th September 2022 just after high tide around 9pm. This group of petrified trees has interested me for a while but needs the right combination of high tide and a good sunset to make the picture. I submitted this in the Climate Change category as this example of coastal change represents the constant cycle of change nature gives us."

Young Photographer of the Year (under 18)

Clock Watching
Whitsand Bay, South Cornwall 
Photographer: Hazel Booth, aged 14 years 

"I love how in the background the photo shows nature and a path cutting through the land as if it were a river leading to the sea with the sun shining. The stem of the dandelion directs you to the movement of one singular seed. Winning this award has motivated me to keep improving my photography skills. I feel honoured." 



Buy a beautiful framed print from our inaugural South West Coast Path Photographer of the Year Exhibition and help us raise the amount it costs to look after 1 mile of the Coast Path every year.

We are delighted to offer the framed prints for sale, as displayed in the exhibition, to help us continue our trailblazing work in our 50th anniversary year!

If you'd like to help support the South West Coast Path Association and purchase an exclusive framed print from the exhibition, it's as simple as clicking on the shop link below to purchase. 

There is 1x framed print available per image with 100% of all sales going towards caring for and promoting the South West Coast Path. Each image is printed on A3, mounted, and framed in a black wooden frame. The exhibition card will be included with each image sold.



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