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  • Voting Opens For Top Dog Walk Competition

    Voting has just opened for the third annual Top Dog Walk competition with the continued backing of Your Dog Magazine and the Kennel Club’s access advisor Stephen Jenkinson, an expert on where dog owners can go and what they can do in the countryside. Dog owners are invited to nominate their favourite walk, for their four-legged friends, from walks all around the South West Coast Path. One lucky voter will receive a complimentary stay at one of Toad Hall Cottages 300 dog friendly cottages to the value of £500.

  • The Early Photographer Catches the Prize!

    Back in August saw the announcement of the winning photographs in Round 5 of the Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition – entitled Dawn and Dusk. Among the 30 most spectacular images the majority included the sea and coastline in some form.

    If you are thinking of entering this year’s South West Coast Path photographic competition it is well worth feasting your eyes on these to give you renewed inspiration.

    Amateur Photographer of the Year – Dawn and Dusk Gallery

  • Penny Mordaunt MP Visits the Coast Path to Discuss Storm Damage

    The new Coastal Communities Minister Penny Mordaunt MP, visited the South West Coast Path at Thurlestone, South Devon, earlier this week.

    Penny Mordaunt

  • South West Coast Path Secures £1 million Investment

    The South West Coast Path Association is delighted to announce today that they have been successful in their bid to the Coastal Communities Fund to secure £1 million investment in the South West Coast Path. 

  • Photo journalists - Create a story for the path

    We want you to help us to tell the story of a day in the life of the South West Coast Path. Our friends at Western Morning News have offered us a two page photo essay spread to include up to eight photographs with a 500 word editorial. We can do it ourselves of course but we know that you can do it even better! We're asking for help from Coast Path enthusiasts with photo journalism skills to produce this. 

  • Coast Path reopened near Thurlestone

    Devon County Council yesterday completed work to re-open a section of Coast Path south of Thurlestone which had been closed since early 2013 when it was severed by a cliff fall. The new route follows the edge of the field, and whilst slightly longer than the original route retains stunning views along the coast.  

  • New National Trail Geocoins to be released

    In July, August and September ten new Geocoins, one a week for ten weeks will be released. The first will coincide with the start of the National Trail Geocaching Week from 12th to 19th July. The last as part the Great South West Walks event 20th to 28th September.

  • South West Coast Path Photographic Competition attracts Top Professional as Judge

    The team behind this year’s Coast Path Photographic Competition is excited to announce that David Noton has agreed to come on board as their Professional Judge. 

  • The Great South West Walks 2014 Opens For Bookings - 100 New Walks Announced

    With 100 stunning coastal walks to choose from, the Great South West Walks 2014 is now open for bookings.

    These specially selected circular walks by the South West Coast Path Association, will take place across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset from 20th – 28th September.

  • South West Water teams up with SWCP

    South West Water and the South West Coast Path Association announce today that they are working together to ensure that the South West Coast Path is one of the best walks in the world for all to enjoy.

Latest Events

  • Exmoor's Woodlands

    Thursday, 30th October : 7pm at Lynmouth Pavilion

    A Delve into Exmoor's Woodlands

    A talk by Robin Offer, Exmoor National Park Conservation Advisor (Trees and Woodlands).

    What makes Exmoor's woodlands so special?

    Free but please book on 01598 752509


  • Tales of the Exmoor Coast

    22nd November 2014 4:00pm-7:00pm

    Hear folk lore, fable and fact about Exmoor's coast from Exmoor National Park Ranger Tim Parish, then we invite you to add your own! Interactive and entertaining - come and share your stories...

    This event is brought to you by: Lynmouth Pavilion Project
    Location: Lynmouth Pavilion EX35 6EQ
    Booking: Booking not essential but would be helpful
    Charge: Free event
    Contact: 01598 752509


  • The South West Coast Path shared South West Coast Path Association's album: Autumn Mail-out. Our friends at the South West Coast Path Association tackle another mammoth mail out of their newsletter at the weekend. We're looking forward to receiving our copy in the mail soon. more
  • The South West Coast Path commented on a post.
  • Can anyone tell me if the Cliff top path from Chapmans pool to Kimmerage is open or do I need to take the inland diversion as i am walking the path from Sandbanks to Weymouth next week?
  • Thinking about walking this weekend? How about an autumnal walk in Cornwall as shared by our friends at I love Cornwall more
  • The South West Coast Path commented on a post.
  • Do you have an iphone app for the walks - it would be so useful!
  • The South West Coast Path shared Cornwall Holiday Guide's photo. There's nothing quite like a Cornish harbour... By Aerial Cornwall Feel free to Share to your friends:) #lovecornwall more
  • Western Morning News highlights Hotels near the Coast Path that you can find in this years Good Hotel Guide more
  • I walked the South West Coast path April to June this year, really nice, unspoiled, tough - 44 days, averaged 23 km per day. Uncrowded generally, one day I only saw three others! Obviously busier on weekends, long weekends and through the towns. Try it.
  • The South West Coast Path shared National Trust Mount's Bay's photo. We know it's autumn because - we've got ponies on Rinsey Cliff! more


  • @KHK_Media @Stanlymonkey You've got it! Kynance Cove it is - here's another view by R Hoskyns
  • RT @subtel1: @swcoastpath @CornwallLiving @martinhesp @WMNNews A great place to go... especially afterwards in the Rashleigh Inn http://t.c…
  • @martinhesp @WMNNews Lovely #SWCoastPath walk feature at the weekend - complete with pub stop!
  • RT @Stanlymonkey: @swcoastpath The main picture on your Twitter home page - can someone tell me where it was taken? Stunning
  • @Stanlymonkey We're going to ask the audience and RT your question Martin!
  • RT @gazrjames: Vivid colours along the @swcoastpath at the Lizard point #Cornwall @PFBMag @PhotoPlusMag @CornwallCouncil…
  • RT @innerlondonramb: A little stroll on the @swcoastpath from Brixham to Berry Head - it's t-shirt weather here. I love South Devon. http:/…
  • How I did on Twitter this week: 53 Mentions, 67.6K Mention Reach, 8 Replies, 34 Retweets. How'd your week go? via
  • Take a look at some of our favourite #autumn walks via our friends @ILoveCornwallUK
  • @BristolPost @jurassic_coast @VisitWeymouth We love Weymouth and Portland too. Time to visit