Off the Path: Learning resources

These resources have been designed to support your Coast Path explorations back in the classroom and can be used before or after visiting the South West Coast Path.

These pages are being added to all the time, and more resources will be made available throughout the year so do visit again. Please do get in touch with your feedback so that our resources are as useful as possible.

Mapping skills

KS1: Compass Points activity game

KS2: Introduction to maps and classroom mapping activity – PowerPoint* and worksheet

KS2 Grid references worksheet and blank template

Wildlife of the Coast Path

Camouflage crabs activity pack

Peregrine falcon information sheet

Tales of the Coast Path

Smuggling and the Coast Path: information, poems for inspiration and pictures

Mewstone: Information sheet

KS2 English resources:  Setting the scene activities and Powerpoint*, Sea Fever poem notes

* Please email to receive a digital copy of the PowerPoint presentations.


Video Resources 

There are a number of videos on our youtube channel which give a great introduction to the Coast Path. Visit: for more details.

General introduction:

Introduction to different sections the Coast Path (aimed at tourists):

Timeless Coast: Seatown, Dorset – Beer, Devon including Charmouth and Lyme Regis)

Wilderness Coast: Minehead, Somerset – Combe Martin, Devon including Porlock and Lynton

Seafood Coast: Dartmouth, Devon – Babbacombe, Devon (including Torquay and Brixham)

Nautical Coast: Plymouth, Devon – Dartmouth, Devon (including Noss Mayo , Bigbury and Slapton)

Coast of legends: Clovelly, Devon – Tintagel, Cornwall (including Hartland and Bude)

Wildwest Coast: Mounts Bay, Cornwall – St. Ives, Cornwall (including Lands End, Porthcurno and Geevor Tinmine)

A few from our partner, the National Trust: 

Poet Dr. John Cooper Clark discussing the sea as inspiration for poetry

National Trust and the South West Coast 

A great selection of sea shanties can be found here. These songs are vocal only (no moving images) and Song 3 ‘Don’t forget your old shipmate’ mentions Plymouth Sound.

This is a trial project and your feedback is gratefully received. Please email on [email protected] 


Other resources                                                                              

Organisations with education resources linked to learning about the coast: