50th Anniversary South West Coast Path Project

50th Anniversary South West Coast Path Project

Members are invited to embroider one of topics or landmarks around the South West Coast Path.  These will be mounted on A5 canvas panels vertically (panels will be provided by WCE) and displayed consecutively, so that visitors will be 'walking' the path around the coastline.  Any embroidery technique can be used, along with your own interpretation of the topic or landmark, and a few have already been stitched to give an idea of how the project may look.  We plan to have a map at the beginning, referencing the area, and the county borders will be marked also.  The hanging mechanism will be applied by the organisers, along with the title of the piece, once the embroideries have been completed.

We hope to exhibit the work first at Craft4Crafters at Westpoint in March 2023.  It will then move to other exhibition venues in each of the three counties to allow members to view the entire project and allow maximum publicity.   These venues need to be confirmed, but possibilities are Exeter Cathedral, Truro Cathedral, Cowslips Workshops, The Gallery at Upton Country Park, The Red House at Christchurch.

A list of topics/landmarks has been compiled and will be allocated to those participating.  Where possible, we aim to allocate local topics although we do need a good coverage of all of the coast path.  Embroideries will be returned to members following the exhibitions.

Details of the expression of intent and the full embroidery guidelines are below along with the proposed list of topics

WCE 50th Anniversary SW Coast Path Project - Expression of Intent Form

I am interested in working an A5 Panel to illustrate the SW Coast Path to celebrate WCE’s 50th Anniversary and am willing to embroider a Panel representing any landmark allocated to me.  I will complete the work as per the Guidelines and to meet the specified dates.  If for any reason I am not able to complete the work, I will let my Group Rep know as soon as this is apparent. 


Name   ………………………………………………..…..    Group…………………………………….

Please print

Email address & Contact Phone number …………………………………………………………………

If you are interested in working 2 Panels, please tick here ..... 


Signed………………………………………………………            Date………………………………….

Please complete this form, take a copy for yourself and hand the form to your Group Rep who needs to ensure the Forms arrive with the WCE Vice President, Sally Silk by 25 June 2022.   Topics and Panels will be sent to your Group Rep as soon as possible after that date.  (Individual members not attached to a group may contact Sally directly.)

Guidelines for the Embroideries

  1. Members joining the celebrations and embroidering a panel should complete an Expression of Intent Form to reach the Project Organiser, Sally Silk, by 25 June 2022
  2. Topics for the embroideries will be selected by the organisers from WCE lists of key coastal landmarks in the 3 counties shortly after 25 June when all Expressions of Intent have been received. To ensure a good coverage of the coast path, topics may not be local to a Group
  3. Topics and panels will be sent to Group Reps for members to decide on their subject and start the work. Many images of the landmarks are available on the interactive map on the Southwest Coast Path web site – – and also on Google maps/images
  4. Any medium/colour/design can be used to illustrate/represent the topic
  5. Embroideries are to be worked in a Vertical orientation to fit an A5 (14.8 x 21 cm) 3mm thick Canvas panel provided by WCE
  6. The Embroidery must be fully finished and mounted to the board before submitting to the organisers. The work can either be flush finished with the sides of the board painted black, or with the base fabric wrapped around to the back of the board, laced and backed.  The organisers will add a mounting mechanism
  7. The member’s Name, Group and Title/number of the Landmark must be inked onto the lower half of the backing fabric/back of the board
  8. Finished embroideries must be with the organiser by 3 January 2023. If they are ready for the AGM on 22nd October 2022, they can be handed in then to save postage
  9. Embroideries will be returned to members at the end of the exhibitions planned during 2023 to showcase the work and mark the Anniversary


Suggested topics for the Dorset Coastline running from South Haven Point, Shell Bay (the start of the SW Coast Path) to Poker’s Pool, Lyme Regis in the west 

  1. Dorset County Poster
  2. Chain Ferry from Poole
  3. Coast Path Sign
  4. Shell Bay beach
  5. Sand dunes
  6. Studland Heath flora including lakes and marsh
  7. Studland Heath Fauna - snakes and lizards
  8. Agglestone Rock
  9. Studland Bay view
  10. Knoll Beach NT Centre
  11. Seahorses
  12. Kelp
  13. Studland Church and its gargoyles
  14. Old Harry Rocks
  15. Details of rocks at Old Harry
  16. The Pinnacles
  17. Ballard Down View
  18. Swanage bay
  19. Swange Town and “Old London”
  20. Swanage Pier
  21. Durlston Globe
  22. Tilly Whim Caves
  23. Dancing Ledge
  24. Puffins
  25. St Aldhelm’s Head Chapel
  26. The coast line around St Aldhelm’s Head
  27. The Coast path down to Chapman’s Pool
  28. Swyre Head
  29. Kimmeridge Ledges
  30. Kimmeridge Bay view
  31. Kimmeridge Tower
  32. Wave cut platforms at Kimmeridge Beach
  33. Whiteway Hill area
  34. Fossil Forest
  35. Lulworth Cove
  36. Rock Formations at Stair Hole
  37. St Oswald’s Bay
  38. Durdle Door
  39. Beach at Durdle Door
  40. Bat’s Head landscape
  41. Bat’s Head seascape
  42. Ringstead Bay
  43. Weymouth Bay
  44. Isle of Portland
  45. Portland Harbour
  46. Church Ope Cove
  47. Pulpit Rock
  48. Chesil Beach
  49. Chesil Beach Lagoon
  50. Abbotsbury Cottages
  51. Abbotsbury St Catherine’s Chapel
  52. Swannery and Swans at Abbotsbury
  53. Fossils and flints
  54. Ammonites
  55. Fossil Cliffs and Blue Lias Layers
  56. West Bay
  57. Cliffs Charmouth – West Bay
  58. Golden Cap (in profile)
  59. Lyme Regis Cobb
  60. Lyme Regis undercliff & its vegetation
  61. French Lieutenant’s Woman?

Suggested topics for the South Devon Coastline running from Poker’s Pool, Lyme Regis in the east to The Cornish Border at Saltash in the west 

  1. Devon County Poster
  2. West End of Lyme Regis Ammonite Beach
  3. Undercliffs Nature Reserve
  4. Seaton Bay and cliffs
  5. Seaton Tramway
  6. Beer beach and Fishing boats
  7. Beer Street (with the stream)
  8. Bear Head and White Cliff
  9. Sidmouth sea front
  10. Chit Rocks, Sidmouth
  11. Sidmouth from Peak Hill
  12. Ladram Rocks and Ladram Bay
  13. Marine Parade Budleigh Salterton
  14. Budleigh Salterton and Littleham Cove
  15. Devon Cliffs View Point west of Budleigh
  16. Orcombe Point
  17. Dawlish Warren and Langstone Rock – aerial view?
  18. Dawlish Railway line and beach
  19. Coryton Cove
  20. The Parson and Clerk Rocks at Holcombe
  21. Shaldon Bridge and the Ness, Teignmouth
  22. Teignmouth Back Beach and Town
  23. Teignmouth Pier
  24. Fishing Boats
  25. Mackerel Cove, Babbacombe Bay
  26. Babbacombe Cliff Railway
  27. Long Quarry Point, Torquay
  28. Hope’s Nose rocks and Orestone Rock
  29. Rocks and fossils at Hope Cove
  30. London Bridge Torquay
  31. Thatcher Point
  32. Anstey’s Cove Peaked Tor Cove
  33. Beacon Cove and Marina, Torquay
  34. Paignton’s Pier
  35. Paignton Harbour
  36. Villa Marina, Paignton
  37. Elbury Cove
  38. Fishcombe
  39. Beach at Churston Cove, Brixham
  40. Brixham Harbour
  41. Fishing at Brixham
  42. Berry Head lighthouse
  43. Twisted rocks at Crabrock Point
  44. Crabbing and Rockpooling at Crabrock
  45. Footpath sign at Pudcombe Cove
  46. Coleton Fishacre House/gardens
  47. Kingswear Castle
  48. Dartmouth Castle
  49. Blackpool Sands, Stoke Fleming
  50. Slapton Ley Sand bar
  51. Slapton Ley Nature Reserve
  52. Hallsands abandoned Village
  53. Start Point
  54. Start Point Lighthouse
  55. Lannacombe Bay beach and rocks
  56. Gorah Rocks near Prawle Point
  57. Gammon and Lamb rock formations at Prawle Point
  58. Salcombe Castle
  59. Ruined castle at Bolt Head
  60. Starhole Bay
  61. St Clements Church, Hope Cove
  62. Arched rock at Thurlestone Beach
  63. River Avon estuary at Bantham
  64. Burgh Island General view including Causeway
  65. Burgh Island Hotel
  66. Burgh Island Sea Tractor
  67. Burgh Island Pilchard Inn
  68. Cliffs at Wyscombe Beach
  69. River Erme estuary
  70. Battisborough Cove and Bugle hole
  71. Stoke Church
  72. Ruined church of St Peter the poor fisherman, Revelstoke, Noss Mayo
  73. The Old Mill, Wembury
  74. Bovisand Harbour
  75. Plymouth Hoe
  76. Mount Batten Breakwater
  77. Smeaton’s Tower lighthouse
  78. Plymouth Hoe Lido

Suggested Topics for Cornish Coastline from Mount Edgcumbe and Rame Head in the east to Morwenstowe in the west 

  1. Cornwall County Poster
  2. Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park
  3. Rame Head Chapel
  4. Port Wrinkle Harbour
  5. Looe – general view/harbour/bridge
  6. Polperro Harbour Entrance
  7. Polperro Harbour
  8. Lantivet Bay
  9. Blockhouses at Polruan
  10. Ready Money Cove from Polruan
  11. St Catherine’s Castle, Fowey
  12. Gribbin Head Lighthouse
  13. Par Sands Beach
  14. Charlestown Harbour
  15. Sailing ships at Charlestown
  16. Mevagissey Harbour
  17. Caerhays Castle
  18. Portloe Cove
  19. Nare Head
  20. Falmouth Docks
  21. St Mawes Castle, Falmouth
  22. Pendennis Castle, Falmouth
  23. Rocks at Rosemullion Head
  24. Helford River and Ferry
  25. Nare Point Watch Station
  26. Porthoustock Beach and cliffs
  27. Lifeboat House, Coverack
  28. Lankidden Cove
  29. Old Sepentine Works, Poltesco
  30. Cadgwith
  31. Lizard Lighthouse
  32. Lizard Point
  33. Serpentine Rocks at The Lizard
  34. Kynance Cove
  35. The Lion Rock
  36. Mullion Cove
  37. Marconi Monument Poldhu
  38. Gunwalloe Fishing Cove
  39. Loe Bar
  40. Porthleven
  41. Trewavas Mine
  42. Rinsey Head
  43. Prussia Cove
  44. Piskies Cove
  45. Cudden Point
  46. St Micheal’s Mount, Penzance
  47. Causeway rocks, St Michael’s Mount
  48. Penzance Promenade
  49. Newlyn Harbour
  50. Mousehole Harbour
  51. Rocks at Lamorna Cove
  52. Carn Barges
  53. Tater du Lighthouse
  54. Boscawen Cliff and Point
  55. Penberth Cove
  56. Logan Rock
  57. Porthcurno
  58. Minnack Theatre at Porthcourno
  59. Gwenap Head Lighthouse/Museum
  60. Cliffs at Carn Les Boel
  61. Song of the Sea, Nanjizel
  62. Pordenack Point
  63. Land’s End
  64. First and Last House
  65. Mayon Cliff Lookout
  66. Cliffs at Nanquidno Cove
  67. Cape Cornwall
  68. Botallack Head
  69. Kenidjack Cliff Castle
  70. Wheal Owles Mines, Botallack
  71. Levant Mine and Beam Engine
  72. Pendeen Lighthouse
  73. Bosigran Castle
  74. Gurnards Head
  75. Chapel Jane
  76. The Merry Harvester’s Stone Circle
  77. Porthkerris
  78. Harbours, St Ives
  79. Porthgeidden Beach, St Ives
  80. Tate Cornwall, St Ives
  81. Godrevy Point and Lighthouse
  82. Fisherman’s Cove
  83. Basset’s Cove
  84. Portreath Harbour
  85. Gull Rock Portreath
  86. Porthtowan
  87. Wheal Coates, Chapel Porth
  88. Chapel Porth Beach and coast, St Agnes
  89. Cligga Head Tunnels
  90. Natural Arch and Chapel Rock, Perranporth
  91. Perranzabuloe Beach
  92. Pentire Point
  93. Towan Headland, Newquay
  94. Cliffs at Newquay
  95. Surfing on Fistral Beach
  96. Bedruthan Steps
  97. Trevose Head
  98. The Quay, Padstow
  99. Rumps Point
  100. Doyden Castle
  101. Portwenn – view or caves
  102. Trebarwith and Gull Rock
  103. St Materiana’s Church, Tintagel
  104. King Arthur’s Castle, Tintagel
  105. Rocks at Bossiney Cove
  106. Boscastle Harbour
  107. Pentargon Waterfall
  108. Wave cut platforms on Water Cove beach
  109. Vertical rock strata, Bude Cliffs
  110. The Breakwater, Bude
  111. Anticline of Cliff rocks at Sandymouth Bay Beach
  112. Rocks at Higher Sharpnose Point
  113. Hawker’s Hut near Morwenstowe

Suggested topics for the North Devon Coastline running from Welcombe in the west to County Gate in the east

  1. Devon County Poster
  2. Coast towards Hartland
  3. Hartland Quay
  4. Rocky Beach at Hartland Quay
  5. Hartland Abbey and Gardens
  6. St Nectan carved cross near Stoke, Hartland
  7. Lighthouse at Hartland Point
  8. Wave cut platforms at Hartland Point beach
  9. Upright Cliff at Hartland Point
  10. Black Church Rock (Mouth Mill, near Clovelly)
  11. Clovelly Harbour (Aerial view)
  12. Clovelly from the Harbour
  13. Clovelly cobbled street and Houses
  14. Donkeys at Clovelly
  15. Lobsters and crabs
  16. Clovelly Court Gardens
  17. Abbotsham Cliffs and Greencliff
  18. Beach pebbles at Greencliff Beach
  19. Westward Ho Pebble Ridge
  20. Appledore Bay
  21. Appledore Anchor
  22. Irsha Street, Appledore
  23. Instow arbour and beach
  24. Taw Estuary from the Tarka Trail
  25. Barnstaple Town from the Tarka Trail
  26. Medieval Long Bridge, Barnstaple
  27. Sand dunes at Braunton Burrows
  28. Wild Flowers at Braunton Burrows – marsh hellebore, yellow-horned poppy
  29. Waves at Saunton Sands and Beach Huts at Saunton Sands
  30. Croyde Bay general view
  31. Surfers at Croyde Bay
  32. Baggy Point – view of the Point
  33. Rock climbing on Lost Horizon
  34. Tussock Grass at Woolacombe
  35. Woolacombe Bay Hotel
  36. Rocks on Grunta Beach – Possibly Wangle Hikes
  37. Grunta beach and Morte Point view
  38. Rockham cove
  39. Bull Point Lighthouse
  40. Pensport Rock
  41. Front at Lee Bay
  42. Ilfracombe Harbour
  43. Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe
  44. Coastal Observatory, Ilfracombe
  45. Widmouth Head and Watermouth Bay
  46. View of Combe Martin
  47. Heddon’s Mouth
  48. Victorian Rock Pool on Woody Bay beach
  49. Lynton and Lynmouth Harbour
  50. Valley of the Rocks, Lynton
  51. Cliff Railway, Lynton
  52. Thatched cottages, Lynton
  53. Foreland Point Lighthouse

General topics specific to all 3 counties

  1. Fish
  2. Sea birds
  3. Icecreams
  4. Buckets and spades
  5. Shells
  6. Seaweed
  7. Pebbles
  8. Donkeys