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, Dartmouth

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.

Camelot B&B, Dartmouth

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.

Fairholme B&B

Fairholme is a small and friendly B&B just off the coast path famed for its excellent breakfasts.

Caravan at South Bay Holiday Park, Brixham

One spacious caravan @South Bay Holiday Park Brixham. Contact 01626 821221. Open 1 March →30 Nov.  Sleeps up to 8. All amenities on site. 5 mins from South West Coast Path.

Brixham House, Brixham

Friendly, licensed B&B. Renowned for fabulous breakfast choice. 10 minutes from Brixham Harbour.

Westbury Guest House, Brixham

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

The Smugglers Haunt Hotel

This property is a 11-minute walk from the beach. Smugglers Haunt Hotel is a 300-year old building in the charming fishing town of Brixham.

Driftwood B&B, Brixham

Welcome to the new contemporary-classic boutique B&B in the heart of Brixham harbour. In an elevated position, 250 yards from the South West Coast Path, Driftwood combines peace & quiet with stunning views.

Beacon House B&B,Brixham

Nestled in the harbour bowl of this historic fishing town, Beacon House commands breathtaking views of the inner harbour, marina and beyond the breakwater. A warm welcome awaits all walkers.

Sea Tang Guesthouse, Brixham

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

Elberry Farm B&B, Broadsands

Uniquely situated just a few minutes from the Coast Path, this working farm offers you a home from home stay. Comfortable rooms with hospitality trays, TV all en suite. A hearty breakfast.  Our garden offers a peaceful haven.

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 Guardhouse Café, Berry Head

Stunning views, Napoleonic forts, rare wildlife and superb coastal walks – a visit to Berry Head has something for everyone (even before trying our fabulous food)

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