Walk - or Run - 4 National Trust 10km trails in October

6.2 miles (10.0 km)

Ilfracombe, Morte Point, Coleton Fishacre or Studland Morte Point, Coleton Fishacre or Studland

Moderate -

During October complete the South West Coast Path Trust10 Quad Challenge: 4 10km runs

During October you can take on four self-led 10km Trust10 trails against a backdrop of spectacular coastal views at National Trust sites on the South West Coast Path in Dorset and Devon.

Trust10 is the National Trust’s free running programme, held at selected National Trust properties https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/trust10. The 10km waymarked courses can be run at any time (apart from the Coleton Fishacre route, as sections of this route are only open when the house & garden are open) and are open to everybody.

The four courses that make up the South West Coast Path Challenge Trust10 Quad are:

Ilfracombe to Lee, North Devon

Coleton Fishacre, South Devon

Stonebarrow Hill, West Dorset

Studland Bay, Purbeck

You can complete these trails in any order and it’s up to you to choose how many to complete.

The South West Coast Path Challenge

The Challenge raises money for two registered charities - us, the South West Coast Path Association, and the National Trust. We work together to care for and improve the Path, ensuring the unique and precious coastal landscape of the South West can be enjoyed on foot, for free, now and in future generations.

Registration is just £10 and includes an official 2017 Challenge t-shirt. You can either add a donation or fundraise. Your support makes a real difference to the millions of people who come from near and far to explore, keep fit or find peace on the Coast Path each year.


Up to 40km over 4 routes


Whether you choose to run or walk you can pace yourself according to the terrain. Terrain will vary across properties but will consist of steep climbs and descents involving varying ground conditions according to the weather and geology.

Event date and time

You choose – just complete them during October 2017.

The courses at Studland, Morte Point and Stonebarrow are open at all times – but parts of the Coleton Fishacre course is only open when the house & garden are open.

You can complete the challenge on any of the course at a time that suits you, but we’d love you to join a Trust10event  at either Coleton Fishacre  or Studland at 8.30am for 9 am start on the 22nd October to celebrate your achievement amongst others running these courses (Organised Parkrun style events are held on these sites on the 4th Sunday of every month).

There are a range of wonderful places to lay your head near the Coast Path for a well-earned sleep. From large and luxurious hotels, to small and personable B&B's, as well as self-catering options and campsites. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Eight Bells B&B

Variety of breakfasts with a stunning view. On waterfront, a few minutes from the Coast Path. 1 double, 1 family room. Both ensuite. Sleeps 6 max.

Blue River Cottages

A fantastic range of over 200 self-catering holiday homes located across South Devon, with friendly offices in Dartmouth.

Camelot B&B

Set back from the harbour with easy, quick access to all the attractions of Dartmouth. Tel: 01803 833805 / 07870 665863 or email [email protected] for more details.

Cladda House B&B and Self catering Apartments

"Cladda House" en-suite B&B rooms, Super King Double, Twin or Standard Double. Also Self Catering Apartments

South Bay Holiday Park

Set above the bustling town of Brixham, this lively holiday park has an action packed entertainment programme & childrens' adventure playground. Direct path to the delightful St Mary's Cove and the SW Coast Path. Range of chalets and caravans.

Tremlett House

Situated next to the Coast Path in Stoke Fleming. Light, airy double or twin rooms, ensuite. Full English or continental breakfast. Single night stays welcome

Brixham House

Lovely, friendly bed and breakfast approx 10 mins from swcp, fabulous breakfast, happy to accept 1 night bookings all year!

Westbury Guest House

A 14th century Georgian Guest House with great charm and character. Short level walk from the harbour, pubs and restaurants.

Beacon House B&B

Nestled in the harbour bowl, we command breathtaking views of harbour, marina and beyond the breakwater, 4 x en suite bedrooms, sumptuous breakfast. A warm welcome awaits.

Sea Tang Guest House

Friendly, family run guest house located a few steps form the sea with beautiful views across Torbay.

Roxburgh House

Comfortable B&B on the SW Coast path in the village of Strete,close to the pub and the shop. Single, double and twin rooms available. Free wi-fi. Delicious breakfast.
You'll be spoilt for choice for where to eat and drink along the Path. With lots of local seasonal food on offer, fresh from the farm, field and waters. Try our local ales, ciders, wines and spirits, increasing in variety by the year, as you sit in a cosy pub, fine dining restaurant or chilled café on the beach. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

The Breakwater Bistro

A family run bistro with magnificent panoramic sea views and fresh, seasonal menu. Daytime and evening bistro.

The Guardhouse Cafe

Home-made seasonal food, cream teas and delicious coffee, all served with a smile and stunning views from our cliff-top Napoleonic Fortress.

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