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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The South West Coast Path’s top five walks to the best hidden beaches
Today, the South West Coast Path Association launched a fundraising appeal for urgent repair works to the South West Coast Path between Dartmouth and Bantham, and to establish a fund for future path improvement projects in the South Hams.
Get a spring in your step this May with a breathtaking bluebell walk along the South West Coast Path. From Salcombe to Dartmouth, Lyme Regis to Exmoor, here's our pick of the best...
This weekend sees the start of Boscastle Walking Week, followed by many more festivals and events taking place all along the coast throughout Spring and Summer.
Join DIVAcontemporary for a free Summer Sound Walk on Saturday 2 August, with the option of joining an editing workshop on Sunday 3 August 2014.
Wildlife Garden Open Morning
Unsure of how to make your garden more wildlife friendly? Then pop over to the open morning at Hamilton Lane Allotments and get some ideas. Access via Gorfin Hall in Claremont Lane, Exmouth, EX8 2LE.
To confirm the event please telephone Dee on 01395 260442 or check out Twitter
Join a guided walk exploring the fabulous prehistoric landscape of the South Dorset Ridgeway with John Gale of Bournemouth University. For more details please contact Jill Hearing: [email protected] or tel 01305 228273
Join a Seaside Safari on 11 August and 26 August 2pm – 4pm
Join a National Park Ranger to find out who is eating who and who is hiding where in the rockpools at Lynmouth. Meet at the Lynmouth Pavilion
For more information call 01598 752509.
Minehead Summer Festival
All eyes will be looking skywards for the breath taking aerial displays that are set to kick off the new look five day Minehead Summer Festival.
More details can b efound on the Minehead SummerFest website.
Coastal Combes & Heather Highs 28th Aug 2014 11:00am-2:30pm
Meet a National Park Ranger for a walk across the scented heather moorland, down to cool woodland before a steady climb up to join the South West Coast Path and its fine views across the sea.
Meet Holdstone Down car park (with overhead barrier). SS623474.
11am for 3.5hrs/5miles.
Bring a picnic and walking boots.
More details here
Axe Estuary and Surrounding Area
Join Ian Waite for a fascinating morning of birdwatching.
Date: Monday 8th September 2014
Time: 09.30 onwards
Venue: Meet at Axmouth Bridge lay by
Minhead Events will be organising a Food & Drink event called Minehead Summertime Tasters that ties in with the CAMRA Real Ale Festival at the West Somerset Railway on 13-14 Sept.
This will include local food producers based in the Beach Hotel offering taster sessions, also they hope to have the YMCA doing taster sessions and creative menus.
This September, from Friday 19th – Sunday 21st inclusive, 9 new artistic commissions will animate the stunning South Dorset Ridgeway, easily explored via the South West Coast Path. Inside Out Dorset Festival is presenting free outdoor events and artworks, will be situated in the village of Littlebredy, Black Down, Ashley Chase and the spaces between.
The Swanage and Purbeck Walking Festival
Saturday 20th - Sunday 28th September 2014
The beautiful Isle of Purbeck is a walker’s paradise. From coast to country, the variety is unsurpassed. go to the Walking Festival website for more details