Jonathan Dimbleby has marked a significant milestone in the history of the South West Coast Path today, by officially opening a new stretch between Strete and Strete Gate in South Devon. The event follows years of local residents and groups campaigning to take the route off a busy road.
Mark Berry, has run the 630 mile South West Coast Path in a record breaking 11 days, 8 hours and 15 minutes, shaving an impressive 3 days off the current world record of 14 days, 8 hours and 2 minutes, which was only set just over a month ago.
Following their joint presence at last week’s Devon County Show, the South West Coast Path Association and South West Water announce their renewed partnership to protect the coastline.
The South West Coast Path Challenge is a new fundraising event taking place throughout October 2015.
A new record has been set for completing all 630 miles of the South West Coast Path after Patrick Devine-Wright made it in 14 days 8 hours and 2 minutes, shaving 7 hours off the previous record.
The Coast Path’s £1m Coastal Communities Fund project is well underway with 15 projects completed to repair the storm damaged Coast Path.
Followiing a cliff fall at the weekend the Coast Path has been temporarily diverted approximately 10 metres inland of its old route. Over the next few months Devon County Council will monitor the cliff fall and hold discussions with Thurlestone Golf Club with a view to formalising a permanent alternative route. The Golf Club's help in quickly providing an alternative route is much appreciated.
A dog-friendly walk from Padstow to Harlyn Bay in Cornwall has been voted the best in the west in the third annual Top dog walk competition run by the South West Coast Path.
A spectacular image of Chapman’s Pool in Dorset has beaten hundreds of entrants to scoop the South West Coast Path’s annual photographic competition.
The South West Coast Path ranks alongside the Great Himalayan Trail as one of the world’s most awe-inspiring hikes, according to a CNN Travel guide.
Thurlestone Golf Day 11th September
After a very successful charity golf day this past October, to support the South Hams Appeal, Thurlestone Golf Club is again hosting a special charity golf competition on the 11th September supported by Bartons Solicitors. This 18-hole 4 BBB open competition, aims to raise funds for South West Coast Path improvements and repairs and costs £60 per pair to enter and includes lunch.
For further information and to enter a team please contact Steve Gledhill, the Club Manager at [email protected] or call 01548 560405
Sidmouth Walking Festival
13th – 17th September 2015
Many of the walks are on the South West Coast Path. The festival runs for 5 days and there is a choice of three walks, of different length, each day.
All walks are free of charge but are limited and must be booked in advance through the Sidmouth Tourist Centre 01395 516441.
South West Coast Path Challenge, October 1st – 31st, 2015.
A walking challenge to see how many times the path can be completed over a month. Working with the National Trust to build the Association’s successful annual walking event.
Email [email protected] to register your interest in taking part or sponsoring this event.