Terms & Conditions

This site is operated by the SW Coast Path Association, on behalf of the South West Coast Path Partnership (this partnership includes the South West Coast Path Team, Natural England, Cornwall Council, Devon County Councill, Dorset County Council, Exmoor National Park Authority, Plymouth City Council, Torbay Council and the National Trust). Whilst the Association and partnership makes every effort to keep the information on this website accurate, we disclaim any warranty or representation, express or implied about its accuracy, completeness or appropriateness for a particular purpose. Thus you assume full responsibility for using the information on this website and you understand that neither the South West Coast Path Association, nor the South West Coast Path partnership or any of its employees is responsible for any claim, loss or damage resulting from its use.

If however you spot any errors or omissions, we would be pleased to hear about them, and where we agree, we will correct it, as soon as it is practical to do so.

Some sections of this site contains material supplied to the South West Coast Path Association by third parties. These include (and this is subject to change) information about accommodation, bus times, weather, pubs and cafes. It is the responsibility of these third parties, to ensure that material submitted for inclusion on this site comply with national and relevant foreign laws. We cannot guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this material and disclaim any responsibility, for any inaccuracies or damage caused by this.

Website links

Neither the South West Coast Path Association nor any of its employees is responsible for the content or reliability of external websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all the time and have no control over availability of the linked pages.

We welcome you linking directly to the information that is hosted on this website and you do not need permission to do so.


The material featured on this website is subject to SW Coast Path Association copyright protection under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988.

Different copyright restrictions apply to individual pages, photographs, maps and documents on the website depending on their nature. See our media resources page for details about how you can obtain images for use in publications etc.

South West Coast Path copyright protected material (other than the SW Coast Path logos) may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium for the purposes of research for non-commercial purposes, private study, criticism, review, news reporting and for internal circulation within your organisation. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Where any of the South West Coast Path copyright items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.

If you wish to re-use all or part of this information for commercial purposes, including publishing, you will need to contact us for permission.

The permission to reproduce South West Coast Path association protected material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

We welcome you linking directly to the information that is hosted on this website and you do not need permission to do so.

Privacy Policy

We have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you during your use of the website as set down by the Data Protection Act 1998.

When you visit this website your IP address, browser and version, operating system and the site you came from are stored by Google Analytics. This information does not contain any personal information, and is used for statistical purposes, to help us improve the site.

In common with most sites, unless you have set your browser settings to restrict them (learn more about Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them), the site will save a small file commonly known as a ‘cookie’ on your computer. This file enables us this website to remember your preferences.

If you send us an email or complete an online form, we will use the information you supply to respond to your query or comments, and if appropriate will forward it onto other organisations that are better placed to answer your query.

The system will record your email address and other information if it is volunteered to us by you. If you opt to receive further information about the South West Coast Path by ticking the relevant box and providing contact details, these details will be stored and used for these purposes only. This information will be stored in a secure environment. It will not be passed on to any other third party, unless the third party opt-in tick box is also ticked.

Email and other contact information supplied by entrants to the annual photo competition will be retained for as long as we keep the photos, so that if required we can contact you to seek permission to use them for purposes outside of the terms of the competition.