Top tips for coastal walks
We've teamed up with our exclusive walking partner Cotswold Outdoor to make sure you're well prepared for a day of walking by the coast. Darren Johns, assistant manager of the Cotswold Outdoor store in Truro, shares his top tips for a safe and enjoyable visit.
What equipment do I need?
A sturdy pair of walking shoes or boots, lightweight clothing, a waterproof jacket and some warm layers like a fleece or thermals to keep out the cold. Also take some snacks and a water bottle or hydration pack.
How should I prepare?
Check the weather forecast, but always be aware that conditions can change rapidly by the sea. Let someone know where you’re going and make sure you’re back before dark. Tackle steep descents and ascents slowly.
Please take litter home with you
Litter not only damages the landscape, it also poses a threat to wildlife and can fuel wildfires. That’s why we’re asking you to keep hold of your litter until you find a bin, or please take it home with you.
Enjoy your time at the coastal places in our care. But please be alert and follow these guidelines to keep you and your loved ones as safe as possible.
Our work with Cotswold Outdoor
As our exclusive walking partner, Cotswold Outdoor supports our work looking after special outdoor places for everyone to enjoy. Cotswold Outdoor gives us funding to help care for walking trails so more people can access the countryside.
As our official outdoor retail partner, Cotswold Outdoor supports us in safeguarding coast and countryside.
Discount for National Trust supporters
National Trust supporters receive a 15% discount at Cotswold Outdoor, in store and online when you sign up to Cotswold Outdoor’s free Explore More benefits scheme. This offer expires on 30 September 2026 but may be extended. Details on how to claim the offer are below.
What is the discount?
National Trust supporters receive a 15 per cent discount* off full priced items at Cotswold Outdoor, Runners Need and Snow+Rock, in store and online when you sign up to Explore More.
To redeem your membership discount in store, you will need to show a current National Trust membership card or proof that you are a National Trust supporter, for example, your handbook, magazine or a receipt from a National Trust place within the last 12 months.
To access your discount online, email email@example.com and attach a copy of your supporter proof, which may include your membership card, a magazine or handbook, letter from the National Trust or a receipt from a National Trust place.
(* excludes electronics and selected lines).
Increasing support for National Trust
When new customers use their discount, a percentage of the purchase price is returned to the National Trust to help look after the places you love to explore. In some circumstances, up to 7 per cent of the purchase price may be payable.
Cotswold Outdoor has also committed to funding the work of our Paths and Trails Programme over the next three years, which aims to break down social barriers and increase access to the outdoors across National Trust spaces.
Find out more about the National Trust’s ongoing partnership with Cotswold Outdoor as our exclusive walking partner.
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