South West Coast Path

Description

  1. Name South West Coast Path (SWCP)
  2. Length of trail 1,014 km, 630 miles
  3. Length in days 52 days
  4. Start of trail Minehead
  5. End of trail Poole
  6. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  7. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

South West Coast Path

630 miles, 1014 km, 52 days

National Trail

The South West Coast Path is Britain's longest National Trail. The path includes two UNESCO World Heritage sites; The Jurassic Coast plus the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape.

With it's 598 miles / 962 kilometers along the South Western edge of England, this National Trail is the classic English coast walk. The trail starts in Minehead, Exmoor, runs south without loosing the sea out of sight, and ends in Poole, Dorset. As long as your legs can bear it, this means endless enjoyment of sea, high cliffs, bizarre beach resorts, huge caravan parks. And do not forget to have a chat with the people on the track, or do practise a little in some crowded pub. If you bring your own tent, you are independent.

Prepare for an abundant encounter with the sea. Old and new villages living from all the sea's has to offer.

The cliffs pose some real danger, so keep an eye on the signs. The endless climbing and descending can make even an hardy walker desperate. And again, and again you will have to cross streams, climb down all the way and climb back on the next hilltop. Keep an eye on the weather too, and cater for warm clothing and good rain gear.

The walk is possible all year round. The storms in autumn and winter hit hard on the coast, however, and will have you forget all your previous bad-weather experiences. Spring is a wonderful time, with many birds and bluebells, not many tourists, and only an occasional storm.

Select some tracks
South West Coast Path
.South West Coast Path (Section 1: Minehead to Porlock Weir), 20km
.South West Coast Path (Section 2: Porlock Weir to Lynmouth / Lynton), 23km
.South West Coast Path (Section 3: Lynmouth to Combe Martin), 22km
.South West Coast Path (Section 4: Combe Martin to Woolacombe), 23km
.South West Coast Path (Section 5: Woolacombe to Braunton), 23km
.South West Coast Path (Section 6: Braunton to Instow), 17km
.South West Coast Path (Section 7: Instow to Westward Ho! ), 20km
.South West Coast Path (Section 8: Westward Ho! to Clovelly), 17km
.South West Coast Path (Section 9: Clovelly to Hartland Quay), 16km
.South West Coast Path (Section 10: Hartland Quay to Bude), 24km
.South West Coast Path (Section 11: Bude to Crackington Haven), 16km
.South West Coast Path (Section 12: Crackington Haven to Tintagel), 18km
.South West Coast Path (Section 13: Tintagel to Port Isaac), 15km
.South West Coast Path (Section 14: Port Isaac to Padstow), 20km
.South West Coast Path (Section 15: Padstow to Porthcothan), 22km
.South West Coast Path (Section 16: Porthcothan to Newquay), 17km
.South West Coast Path (Section 17: Newquay to Perranporth), 23km
.South West Coast Path (Section 18: Perranporth to Portreath), 19km
.South West Coast Path (Section 19: Portreath to Hayle), 19km
.South West Coast Path (Section 20: Hayle to St Ives), 11km
.South West Coast Path (Section 21: St Ives to Pendeen), 20km
.South West Coast Path (Section 22: Pendeen to Sennen Cove), 14km
.South West Coast Path (Section 23: Sennen Cove to Lamorna), 19km
.South West Coast Path (Section 24: Lamorna to Marazion), 16km
.South West Coast Path (Section 25: Marazion to Porthleven), 16km
.South West Coast Path (Section 26: Porthleven to The Lizard), 23km
.South West Coast Path (Section 27: The Lizard to Coverack), 17km
.South West Coast Path (Section 28: Coverack to Helford), 22km
.South West Coast Path (Section 29: Helford to Falmouth), 16km
.South West Coast Path (Section 30: Falmouth to Portloe), 27km
.South West Coast Path (Section 31: Portloe to Mevagissey), 20km
.South West Coast Path (Section 32: Mevagissey to Par), 17km
.South West Coast Path (Section 33: Par to Polperro), 22km
.South West Coast Path (Section 34: Polperro to Portwrinkle), 21km
.South West Coast Path (Section 35: Portwrinkle to Plymouth), 22km
.South West Coast Path (Section 36: Plymouth to Wembury Point), 26km
.South West Coast Path (Section 37: Wembury Point to Bigbury on Sea), 22km
.South West Coast Path (Section 38: Bigbury on Sea to Salcombe), 21km
.South West Coast Path (Section 39: Salcombe to Torcross), 21km
.South West Coast Path (Section 40: Torcross to Dartmouth), 16km
.South West Coast Path (Section 41: Dartmouth to Brixham), 17km
.South West Coast Path (Section 42: Brixham to Babbacombe), 22km
.South West Coast Path (Section 43: Babbacombe to Exmouth), 24km
.South West Coast Path (Section 44: Exmouth to Sidmouth), 21km
.South West Coast Path (Section 45: Sidmouth to Seaton), 18km
.South West Coast Path (Section 46: Seaton to Seatown), 22km
.South West Coast Path (Section 47: Seatown to Abbotsbury), 19km
.South West Coast Path (Section 48: Abbotsbury to Ferrybridge), 17km
.South West Coast Path (Section 49: Isle of Portland Circuit), 21km
.South West Coast Path (Section 50: Ferrybridge to Lulworth Cove), 22km
.South West Coast Path (Section 51: Lulworth Cove to Worth Matravers), 19km
.South West Coast Path (Section 52: Worth Matravers to South Haven Point), 28km

Map

South West Coast Path

Books

Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • South West Coast Path Map Booklet - Plymouth to Poole
  • The South West Coast Path is Britain's longest National Trail, stretching some 630 miles (1014km) between Minehead in Somerset and Poole in Dorset. It takes in a National Park, 5 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Heritage Coasts and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer maps has been... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • South West Coast Path Map Booklet - Plymouth to Poole
  • The South West Coast Path is Britain's longest National Trail, stretching some 630 miles (1014km) between Minehead in Somerset and Poole in Dorset. It takes in a National Park, 5 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Heritage Coasts and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer maps has been... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • Lonely Planet Devon & Cornwall
  • 4th edition. Includes practical information on the region's best hikes, together with recommendations for lazy days and indoor activitiesLonely Planet Devon & Cornwall is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Discover botanical curiosities at Eden Project, roam the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • Lonely Planet Devon & Cornwall
  • 4th edition. Includes practical information on the region's best hikes, together with recommendations for lazy days and indoor activitiesLonely Planet Devon & Cornwall is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Discover botanical curiosities at Eden Project, roam the... Read more
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Netherlands
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Man Who Hated Walking
  • From 1969 to 1979 Overend Watts recorded and toured extensively with Mott The Hoople, Mott, and British Lions before shunning the limelight and turning his hand to record producing, gentlemen's hairdressing (briefly!), and dealing in antiques. At this point, however, most of his spare time was spent in the pursuit of large carp and he became a... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Man Who Hated Walking
  • From 1969 to 1979 Overend Watts recorded and toured extensively with Mott The Hoople, Mott, and British Lions before shunning the limelight and turning his hand to record producing, gentlemen's hairdressing (briefly!), and dealing in antiques. At this point, however, most of his spare time was spent in the pursuit of large carp and he became a... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route
  • The Devon Coast to Coast is southern England's best developed cycle route. Traffic-free paths on former railway lines such as the Tarka Trail, Granite Way, Drake's Trail and Plym Valley Way make this route a unique experience. Whether you are young or old, fast or slow, the limited mileage and stunning countryside makes the Devon Coast to Coast... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route
  • The Devon Coast to Coast is southern England's best developed cycle route. Traffic-free paths on former railway lines such as the Tarka Trail, Granite Way, Drake's Trail and Plym Valley Way make this route a unique experience. Whether you are young or old, fast or slow, the limited mileage and stunning countryside makes the Devon Coast to Coast... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • Exmoor & North Devon coast path
  • 'SW Coast Path part - 1 - Minehead to Bude' includes accommodation, pubs and restaurants in detailed guides to 30 towns and villages. Includes 68 detailed walking maps: the largest-scale maps availabe - At just under 1:20.000 (8cm or 3 1/8 inches to 1 mile) these are bigger than even the most detailed walking maps currently available in the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • Exmoor & North Devon coast path
  • 'SW Coast Path part - 1 - Minehead to Bude' includes accommodation, pubs and restaurants in detailed guides to 30 towns and villages. Includes 68 detailed walking maps: the largest-scale maps availabe - At just under 1:20.000 (8cm or 3 1/8 inches to 1 mile) these are bigger than even the most detailed walking maps currently available in the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • St Ives to Padstow
  • Packed with accessible local and historical information, the route of each walk is overlaid onto a stunning aerial photograph, showing walkers the landscape and features, followed by a description of each walk and information about the area. The essential walking companion for families and serious walkers alike with a variety of walks to suit... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • St Ives to Padstow
  • Packed with accessible local and historical information, the route of each walk is overlaid onto a stunning aerial photograph, showing walkers the landscape and features, followed by a description of each walk and information about the area. The essential walking companion for families and serious walkers alike with a variety of walks to suit... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • NORTH AND MID DEVON
  • Are you planning a visit or holiday to North or Mid Devon? Do you enjoy a walk in the country or a leisurely afternoon stroll? Inside Pathfinder(R) Guide to North and Mid Devon are 28 fantastic country walks designed for walkers of all abilities. Ranging from 3 to 11 1/ 2 miles in length, each circular walk takes in some of the many delights of... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • NORTH AND MID DEVON
  • Are you planning a visit or holiday to North or Mid Devon? Do you enjoy a walk in the country or a leisurely afternoon stroll? Inside Pathfinder(R) Guide to North and Mid Devon are 28 fantastic country walks designed for walkers of all abilities. Ranging from 3 to 11 1/ 2 miles in length, each circular walk takes in some of the many delights of... Read more
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Maps

Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • SW Coast Path South Cornwall Adventure Atlas
  • South West Coast Path 3 - South Cornwall Adventure Atlas at 1:25,000 in a series of handy A5 size Adventure Atlases from Geographers` A-Z Map Company with cartography from the Ordnance Survey’s Explorer series. The guide covers the 252km / 158 mile section of the SWCP National Trail between Land’s End and Plymouth and includes a route planner... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • SW Coast Path South Cornwall Adventure Atlas
  • South West Coast Path 3 - South Cornwall Adventure Atlas at 1:25,000 in a series of handy A5 size Adventure Atlases from Geographers` A-Z Map Company with cartography from the Ordnance Survey’s Explorer series. The guide covers the 252km / 158 mile section of the SWCP National Trail between Land’s End and Plymouth and includes a route planner... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • SW Coast Path North Devon & Somerset Adventure Atlas
  • South West Coast Path 1 - North Devon & Somerset Adventure Atlas at 1:25,000 in a series of handy A5 size Adventure Atlases from Geographers` A-Z Map Company with cartography from the Ordnance Survey’s Explorer series. The guide covers the 199km / 125 mile section of the SWCP National Trail between Bude and Minehead and includes a route planner... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • SW Coast Path North Devon & Somerset Adventure Atlas
  • South West Coast Path 1 - North Devon & Somerset Adventure Atlas at 1:25,000 in a series of handy A5 size Adventure Atlases from Geographers` A-Z Map Company with cartography from the Ordnance Survey’s Explorer series. The guide covers the 199km / 125 mile section of the SWCP National Trail between Bude and Minehead and includes a route planner... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • SW Coast Path North Cornwall Adventure Atlas
  • AZ heeft de meest gedetailleerde wandelkaarten van delen van het South West Coast Path gebundeld in een atlasje. Daardoor is het heel handig qua formaat. De kaarten zelf zijn perfect voor het wandelen. Schaal 1:25.000 The perfect companion for those who love the great outdoors, the A-Z Adventure Series features OS 1:25000 scale mapping in a... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • SW Coast Path North Cornwall Adventure Atlas
  • AZ heeft de meest gedetailleerde wandelkaarten van delen van het South West Coast Path gebundeld in een atlasje. Daardoor is het heel handig qua formaat. De kaarten zelf zijn perfect voor het wandelen. Schaal 1:25.000 The perfect companion for those who love the great outdoors, the A-Z Adventure Series features OS 1:25000 scale mapping in a... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
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Belgium
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Bol.com
Netherlands
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Belgium
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • South West Coast Path 3 XT40
  • The third section of the South West Coast Path National Trail, from Plymouth to Poole Harbour along the southern coast Devon and the coast of Dorset, presented by Harvey Map Services at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map, showing the path on 11 overlapping panels.In this new 2015 edition the whole route from Minehead to... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • South West Coast Path 3 XT40
  • The third section of the South West Coast Path National Trail, from Plymouth to Poole Harbour along the southern coast Devon and the coast of Dorset, presented by Harvey Map Services at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map, showing the path on 11 overlapping panels.In this new 2015 edition the whole route from Minehead to... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 3 South West Coast Path 3 | Harvey Maps
  • The third section of the South West Coast Path National Trail, from Plymouth to Poole Harbour along the southern coast Devon and the coast of Dorset, presented by Harvey Map Services at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map, showing the path on 11 overlapping panels.In this new 2015 edition the whole route from Minehead to... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • SW Coast Path South Devon Adventure Atlas
  • South West Coast Path 4 - South Devon Adventure at 1:25,000 in a series of handy A5 size Adventure Atlases from Geographers` A-Z Map Company with cartography from the Ordnance Survey’s Explorer series. The guide covers the 210 km / 131 mile section of the SWCP National Trail between Plymouth and Lyme Regis and includes a route planner... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • SW Coast Path South Devon Adventure Atlas
  • South West Coast Path 4 - South Devon Adventure at 1:25,000 in a series of handy A5 size Adventure Atlases from Geographers` A-Z Map Company with cartography from the Ordnance Survey’s Explorer series. The guide covers the 210 km / 131 mile section of the SWCP National Trail between Plymouth and Lyme Regis and includes a route planner... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Cornwall - Land's End & Scilly Isles
  • Ultieme wandelvakantie langs de ruige kliffenkust van het uiterste zuidwesten van Cornwall, met een verblijf op de paradijselijke Scilly Isles als toetje! Een week lang wandel je langs het mooiste wat de kust van Zuidwest-Engeland te bieden heeft. Je begint in het kunstenaarsplaatsje St. Ives, met zijn hagelwitte stranden. Dan volgen vier... Read more
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