Make a difference

Make a Coast Path Pledge for 2020

#CoastPathPledge is back, and this time you could win a walking holiday on the Trail to help make your pledge reality.

Here at the South West Coast Path Association, we know the Trail is a powerful catalyst for positive change. It can transform our bodies, still our minds and enrich our souls by connecting us intimately with nature and the ocean.

Over 2,000 of you pledged to use the Coast Path to improve your lives in 2019 and we heard some truly uplifting stories from people who fulfilled those pledges. This January, we are once again asking you to tell us how you plan to harness the Trail’s potential and make some positive changes for the year ahead.

How to make a pledge

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning an amazing walking break, is make your pledge by clicking on the link below before 31st January.

Make a Coast Path Pledge

Then share your pledge on social media using #CoastPathPledge to tell your friends – remember, sharing your goals publicly often makes you more likely to achieve them!


What kind of thing could you pledge?

It could be for mind, body or environment, but it must be about using the Trail. Last year, over 800 people pledged to make a difference to the environment, with many saying they would proactively beach clean and litter pick on the Path. The winning pledge however, was made by Sarah who said she would use the South West Coast Path to help friends struggling with their emotional wellbeing connect with nature.

Still need some inspiration? Read Sarah’s story below who made the winning pledge in 2019…


Last January, I made a Coast Path Pledge for the year, which was to continue to walk with my friends once a month, but to also encourage them to see the benefits of walking independently. By May, that was happening, and I now frequently see their SWCP pictures on social media! It is lovely seeing my friends so much happier, and I personally believe that time in nature, amongst other things has helped that. I would recommend everyone spends time on the SWCP. Spend some time alone, and with others. Welcome the changeable weather and nature. What I found was life on the Path is utter happiness, it is the equivalent of a huge injection of good health. I can honestly say the SWCP has shaped who I am today.” – Sarah




The prize

The positive effects of fulfilling your pledge should be reward enough, but we’ll also be selecting our favourite pledge to win a two-night walking break courtesy of our sponsors Devon & Cornwall Holidays

Choose to stay at one of five stunning hotels, all located a stone’s throw from the Coast Path, with breakfast, dinner and packed lunch included, so you can explore the Trail in style.

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Who are Devon & Cornwall Holidays?


From spa and golf breaks to relaxing stays by the sea, from garden and historic house tours to active walking breaks, from door to door collection to self-drive tours, you can discover Devon and Cornwall your way with Devon & Cornwall Holidays.


 Good luck folks and here’s to a great 2020!  

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