Big Devon March


If someone said to you that you could achieve up to 40% reduction in absenteeism and get 8 times more focus from your staff, you’d be interested wouldn’t you? If you were also told that this could all be achieved for FREE, you’d definitely be reading on. Now add to the mix the fact that what is good for your business is also good for your staff then surely it has to be a no brainer. Read on

We’ve got some resources to help get your workplace interested

  1. Download a Big Devon March poster for your office HERE
  2. Print off some posters about the benefits of walking to your business HERE

Go the extra mile for the South West Coast Path

Do your staff team need some extra motivation to climb their way up that Big Devon March leader board? A great way to keep your colleagues moving is to fundraise together for a charity cause that you can all get behind.

How about incentivising your team by pledging to make a company donation for each milestone that they hit? Or can you gather sponsorship and raise 10p per mile covered together? Even better, have you got a generous director who would double your fundraising if you beat last year’s mileage?! Remember, it is an amazing achievement to throw out old habits and change up your routine to fit in more walking, you might be surprised how willing people are to help you reach your fundraising target.

The South West Coast Path is the inspiration for the Big Devon March this year, and many of you may only be walking it virtually, but the real South West Coast Path needs our help. The South West Coast Path Association is a small, Devon-based charity working hard to protect and promote this amazing natural asset so everyone can enjoy it for free, forever. It costs a massive £1000 per mile, per year just to keep the Path opened and maintained, so they would really appreciate your support this March. By raising money to conserve the Path, you support thousands of local people who use the South West Coast Path every year to keep fit, to spend time with family, or simply to find peace in the beautiful landscape. If you choose them, the Association will support you with your fundraising and help your team get local press coverage wherever possible. Visit www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk or contact their Fundraising Manager Genevieve on Genevieve.hinchliff@southwestcoastpath.org.ukto find out more.

The hottest Devon wide walking challenge is back for 2018!

Can you help your colleagues make a walk part of their work?

The Big Devon March is back this Spring challenging every business in Devon to form a small team, log some walks and complete the length of a virtual South West Coast Path.

It’s all completely free and fun.

Fancy joining in?

Sign up using our button at the top of the page and you’ll get access to an online resource and app for logging your walks. You’ll need to get a team of up to six people together and we’ll be in touch to provide you with everything you need in the run up to March. #MarchWithUs

What we achieved in 2017!

Last year 77 businesses took part and look what they achieved:

  • 1812 KG of C02 was saved as a result of Active Travel journey, the equivalent weight of an average family car!
  • 28,488 miles were travelled during the campaign
  • 446 new walkers logged at least 1 mile during the month of March
  • 2500 (circ) Social Media followers