We’re extremely proud to announce our new partnership as a key sponsor of the South West Coast Path Association (SWCPA).
The SWCPA is a charity organisation. Their amazing work ensures that our beautiful coast path is maintained and preserved for ours and future generations to enjoy.
An intrinsic part of our local communities. The South West Coast Path plays an important role in the physical and mental well-being of many people each year.
So, for us to be able to contribute to the ongoing work of the SWCPA in its upkeep, is something we value immensely.
Spanning 630 miles, the SWCP passes through some of Devon and Cornwall’s best beauty spots and is easy to reach from just about anywhere in both counties. This makes it a terrific way for people who live locally, and for visitors, to get outside and experience the majesty of the coastline. To be refreshed, find renewed motivation, and challenge themselves.
The Path may be world-renowned for its beauty spots, but there are some interesting facts about it that you may not have heard.
-England’s longest waymarked National Trail
-It originated as a route for the Coastguard to walk along patrolling for smugglers
-The Path regularly features in lists of the world’s best walking routes
-It’s combined height climbed has been calculated to be 114,931 ft (35,031 m). Almost 4 times the height of Mount Everest
-It passes through two World Heritage Sites (Jurassic Coast and the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape)
-Tourism income generated by the Path equates to around 9771 full-time equivalent jobs
In 2023 we’ll be sponsoring their 50th Year Anniversary Passport. And in May our team will be taking part to raise funds in the relay Trailblazers 50th Anniversary Walk. This will start in Minehead and span all 630 miles, to end at Royal William Yard in Plymouth. More about that later.
The SWCP passport was inspired by the world-famous ‘Camino de Santiago’ pilgrim Trail in northern Spain. Pilgrims were encouraged to collect stamps as they walked to Santiago de Compostela.
With this concept now used for the Path, you too can record your journey (big or small). A group of local business owners throughout the region have partnered with the SWCPA to become Waymakers. This means you can collect a stamp from food and drink providers, activity centres, visitor attractions or experiences wherever you’re walking.
A list of these businesses appears in your passport so you’ll have everything you need to start your adventure.
The passports cost £6.50 and can be purchased online via the SWCPA’s website. You can find out more by clicking here
As lovers of the outdoors, our Devon and Cornwall-based team do a lot of walking along the coast path. We regularly share stories of the routes we’ve relished over the weekend on a Monday morning in the office.
The stretch of the South Devon coast path between Holcombe and Teignmouth holds a special place in my heart.
It’s where I trained for my first half-marathon. Where I learnt how to ride a bike. Where I catch up with family whilst ambling with an ice cream. Regardless of weather or time of year, a walk along the promenade and sea wall always feels like home.
Teignmouth Seafront 1.8 miles (2.9 km)
I feel so lucky to live in beautiful St Ives. The walk at Clodgy Point is a section of the path that my husband, dog and I use regularly.
The scenery is magnificent, with views over heathland, large granite boulders, and out to sea.
Clodgy Point 3.3 miles (5.2 km)
Living in Brixham means I have several really lovely sections of the SWCP to choose from right on the doorstep.
The path takes you through woodland, past coves and along beaches. But the view from Elberry Headland and is one of my favourites. On a clear day, you can see all the way over the bay to Torquay, Exmouth and Seaton.
Fishcombe Point 3.5 miles (5.7 km)
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