They are the guardians of large swathes of our coastline, and a new film from the National Trust aims to show exactly why it's so important.

Filmed over three months last year by Lightcoloursound for the National Trust, the film showcases the amazing beauty of the coastline that makes up the South West Coast Path.

The trust owns 300 miles of the 630 mile path, and the film swoops and soars above much-loved locations like Golden Cap and Old Harry Rocks, Cornwall's Lantic Bay (Richard and Judy's favourite beach), the rolling hills of Exmoor and the brooding cliffs of the Jurassic Coast.

it was made as part of the Trust's Coastal Festival - a year of celebration marking 50 years of the Neptune Coastline Fundraising campaign, and a thank you to everyone who has donated.

For details of events that make up the Coastal Festival, including the Big Beach Picnic of July 4, click here

The Neptune campaign has so far raised £65million, much of which has been spent on purchasing land around the coast. The Trust says it cost £3000 to maintain every mile of coast it owns, and hopes their film will inspire people to keep giving.

Here's a list of the main locations used in the film - how many did you recognise, and where else did you spot? 

  • Pentireglaze Haven, Polzeath, North Cornwall
  • Lantic Bay, Cornwall
  • Baggy Point, North Devon
  • Carnewas at Bedruthan, North Cornwall
  • Helford Estuary, Cornwall
  • Frenchman Creek, Cornwall
  • Brean Down, North Somerset
  • Woolacombe Beach, North Devon
  • Exmoor, Somerset
  • Harry’s Rock, Purbeck, Dorset
  • Kyanance Cove, Cornwall
  • Lizard Point, Cornwall
  • Boscastle, North Cornwall
  • Crantock, Cornwall
  • Chapel Porth, Cornwall
  • Botallack, Cornwall
  • Golden Cap, Dorset
  • Pendeen, Cornwall
  • Burton Bradstock, Dorset
  • Cape Cornwall, Cornwall