Welcome to our new National Trail Officer

29th May 2018

This week, Richard Walton is taking over from Mark Owen as the South West Coast Path National Trail Officer. Richard brings with him a wealth of experience in managing a wide range of countryside sites and public access, most recently in Bracknell Forest, but previously in Cornwall and North Devon. As National Trail Officer, Richard will be co-ordinating the upkeep of the Trail and developing improvement projects.

After almost 20 years of working on the South West Coast Path, Mark is stepping down from the role to focus on his other passion - looking after a wildlife-friendly Dartmoor farm producing high-quality pasture fed beef and lamb.

To ensure a smooth handover, they have been working together for the past few weeks, meeting with many of the Association’s volunteers and the rangers working for the local authorities and National Trust who care for the path.

The photo shows Mark (left)  & Richard at Wembury.

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Mark (left)  & Richard at Wembury - South West  Coast Path Association