south west coast path
Photo: Mark Johnson
We feel very lucky producing our natural pet food here in Devon - it’s a real privilege, however we try not to take all the wonderful scenery for granted, appreciating that precious areas need protecting if future generations are to enjoy them too, which is why we’re thrilled to be teaming up with the South West Coast Path Association; an organisation dedicated to protecting one of the region’s most treasured dog walking spots.
the south west coast path
The South West Coast Path is the longest of the country’s fifteen National Trails and enables walkers and their dogs to explore 630 miles of breath-taking views along the coastline, from Minehead in Somerset to Poole Harbour in Dorset. Over 70% of the Path is in either a National Park or an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making it one of the world’s best walks and winner of the ‘Best in the Great Outdoors’ category in the South West’s Dog Friendly Awards for two years running. If you haven’t visited yet, watch this video and you’ll see all that the path has to offer.We launched our charity partnership in 2016 with news of sponsoring our first ever Guide Dog puppy Ruby, through the Guide Dogs UK ‘Name a Puppy’ campaign. We’ve seen Ruby develop admirable skills through her training to become an official guide dog - check out our short video below to see how she got on.
We’ve teamed up with Coast magazine to launch a competition, supporting our friends at the South West Coast Path Association. #PawsOnThePath is a great way to celebrate our beautiful South West coastline and the precious time we share when out walking with our dogs.
You and your four-legged friend could be the lucky winners of £300 worth of Forthglade goodies, a Go-Pro, Go-Pro dog harness, a subscription to Coast magazine, plus a year’s membership with the South West Coast Path Association!
It’s easy to enter, simply take a photo of your dog during walkies on their favourite section of the South West Coast Path and upload it to southwestcoastpath.org.uk/paws and don’t forget to share it on social media with #PawsOnThePath.
our fundraising project
To kick off our partnership, we supported the charity’s #40FOR40 campaign earlier this year, an ambitious project to raise £40,000, as the path celebrated its 40th anniversary.
It costs approximately £1,000 per mile of the Path to keep it open, clearly signposted and well maintained. We helped to kick-start the campaign by making a donation which will pay for 50 new oak steps along the path, and we were excited to unveil our very own Forthglade branded step!