Run from Mill Bay to Little Dartmouth

Runners at the start of the half marathon

On Sunday 2 October 2016, you can tackle a challenging 17.5 mile running trail from Mill Bay to Little Dartmouth, as part of the South West Coast Path Challenge.

Organised by the Trail Events Company, this event will take you through some of our most spectacular coastal sites, including Prawle Point and Gara Rock.

The route begins in the picturesque Mill Bay with outstanding views over the Salcombe estuary between 8.30 and 10.30am.

The registration fee of £40 (£10 to the South West Coast Path) includes coach transfers from finish to start points, timing chips and refreshments. 

You can find weathered orthostats at Prawle Point
You can find weathered orthostats at Prawle Point

The South West Coast Path Challenge

The trial comes as part of a month-long fundraising initiative, celebrating a valuable stretch of the South West Coast Path while also raising money to help support the maintenance of these Coastal Paths, and protect the areas for everyone to enjoy.

The South West Coast Path is 630 miles in total, between Minehead, Somerset and Poole, Dorset. It costs at least £1000 per year to look after a single mile of the Coast Path.

The South West Coast Path Challenge aims to set a new world-record for the number of miles walked along the Coast Path in a month.

View from the coast path at Little Dartmouth
View from the coast path at Little Dartmouth

If you can’t attend an organised trail, or prefer to take things at your own pace, then you can always support the challenge your way. All you need to do is pledge the number of miles you’d like to walk and complete it within the month of October, and your miles will be added to the Mileometer tracking the record-breaking attempt.

Just by taking part, you’ll be making a huge difference to the places that are cherished by millions of visitors every year.

For more information, take a look at the detailed route description for this East Portlemouth to Darmouth Castle Trail.

To learn more about the Challenge and register your participation, visit The South West Coast Path Challenge 2016