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 Dartmouth Steam Railway, First Great Western and the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership have joined forces to launch a new South Devon Walking Festival which will take place between 9th and 17th May.
The Coast Path’s £1m Coastal Communities Fund project is well underway with 13 projects completed in Cornwall 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.
To celebrate the best of the west’s dog walks, the South West Coast Path, with the backing of Your Dog Magazine, are asking dog owners for the third year running to vote for one of 18 special walks all around the path. Enter the competition HERE. Find out more about walking with your dog on the Coast Path and where some of the best places are to walk and stay at while you're here.
There is a month to go until entries close for the South West Coast Path photographic competition. David Noton, an award winning landscape and travel photographer and this year’s competition judge, tells us why he is especially fond of taking photographs in West Cornwall in the winter. Enter the competition HERE
On Friday 24 October, you can join RIBA for a celebratory talk that will give you an insight into the design and build of the Gillespie Yunnie Architects’ staircase at Royal William Yard, Plymouth. This filled a gap in the South West Coast Path, bringing walkers around the Stonehouse peninsula for the first time. Online booking: http://royal-william-yard.eventbrite.co.uk
Salcombe Coastal Marathon
Saturday 2nd May 2015
Take part in the sixth Coastal Marathon from Torcross to Bantham, via Salcombe along some of South Devon’s most beautiful coastline. This is a multi-terrain event taking place over 26.2 miles with 4500’+ ascent open to both walkers and runners and will have two coach transfer times to allow for different speeds.
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
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.