South West Coast Path

South West Coast Path

‘Walking down Thorncombe Beacon’. Photographer James Cook, Dorset.

Help preserve Dorset’s magnificent coast and countryside.

We hope you will donate £1 (or more!) to the South West Coast Path Association, whose work you are sure to appreciate during your stay. Simply choose an amount using the drop-down menu on the booking form and add your donation to the deposit. We will keep your donation in a separate account and hand it over (plus interest!) together with our own contribution at the end of each year. Protect what you’ve come to enjoy…

South West Coast Path Association

At 630 miles, the South West Coast Path is the longest national trail in the UK. Running from the shores of Poole Harbour, around Land’s End and finishing at Minehead in Somerset, you can walk the whole of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast along it.

The South West Coast Path Association is the charity which cares for this world-famous trail. They work to secure the way to hidden coves, caves and the sea as well as to support and educate visitors to make the most of the unique region the Path links up. This work also provides a safe corridor where local plants and wildlife can flourish, and ultimately, ensures that these wild and beautiful coastal landscapes can be enjoyed by everyone.

Their team of volunteers across the South West monitors the footpath to help ensure improvement projects are focused in the right areas, especially after storm damage. It costs over £1,000 per mile, each year, just to keep the Path maintained and open, so they really do appreciate your support.

South West Coast Path Association

Have a look at our holiday cottages near the South West Coast Path.