Supporting the South West Coast Path

360 miles of stunning dog friendly coastline

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 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.

To kick off our partnership, we’re supporting the charity’s #40FOR40 campaign, an ambitious project to raise £40,000 this year, as the path celebrates its 40th anniversary. It costs approximately £1,000 per mile of the Path to keep it open, clearly signposted and well maintained. This year, there will be a whole host of events happening across the South West, under the banner of the #40FOR40 campaign, for people to get involved in. For more information or to register your interest in taking part click here .

We’ll also be supporting the South West Coast Path Challenge Month in October with a sponsored dog walk to help raise money for the charity, and last but not least we’ll be launching a national photo competition supported by Coast magazine later in the year, for the chance to win some amazing prizes. It’s a chance for everyone to send in their favourite pics of their canine companions frolicking on the UK coastline or playing in the sea.

With over 600 circular walks available online, the Path has something for everyone and all ages of dogs. The South West Coast Path Association provides masses of information to help dog owners enjoy the Path safely and responsibly with tips and advice on the best dog friendly walks, beaches, hotels and restaurants, how to keep dogs safe around grazing livestock and cliff edges and much more. Click here to find out more.