Join the South West Coast Path Challenge!

Now in its fourth year, the South West Coast Path Challenge is a month-long celebration of the region’s coastline. This year, money raised will count towards the Association’s #40FOR40 appeal that aims to raise £40,000 by the end of October to mark the 40th anniversary of the Coast Path. 

Living Coasts are working alongside the South West Coast Path in order to bring you this October half term event. 

Start by enjoying a warm beverage at the gorgeous seafront Terrace Cafe with panoramic views, whilst you listen to your walk briefing from Living Coasts’ expert Learning Coordinator, Tom James. He will let you know what kinds of local wildlife to be on the lookout for during the walk, and show you how to use your special bug-spotting card.

The walk will take you around one of Torbay's three limestone plateaux, which gives great views of the Bay and the harbour. It is a short stroll but watch out for some steep ascent and descent in places, including steps. Your route travels through an area once formally cultivated by Victorian gardeners, but now preserved as a wildlife conservation area, rich in rare plants and with its own colony of the nationally endangered horseshoe bats in a former wartime lookout post. Children will love the dramatic outlook over the cliffs and the London Bridge rock arch, as well as the adventure playground feel of the route. Watch out for the Devil in his limestone cave! 
For added excitement, there will be a family-friendly outdoors activity to get involved with at the midway rest point, Daddyhole Plain.

What is included in the ticket price?

  • Guided walk
  • Family-friendly activities led by Living Coasts education team
  • Bug-spotting card
  • Downloadable Coast Path fundraising guide

Advanced booking essential. £6 per person.

Start time: 10.00 a.m.

Register your interest and get your tickets here


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