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The Walk of a Lifetime

The South West Coast Path National Trail is rated as one of the top walks to be found anywhere in the world by Lonely Planet and voted Britain’s best walking route by the readers of Walk magazine.

Coast path signWhere else can you walk along 630 miles of such superb coastline? The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational and every day walking it brings stunning new experiences.

Whether you’re looking for an afternoon stroll to take you to a beauty spot, or to embark on the challenge of hiking the entire route from Somerset's Minehead on the edge of Exmoor around to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset, or something in between, you’ve come to the right place. On this website you’ll find all the information you need to plan your trip.

Use our Walk Finder tool (top right of page) to search for the perfect walk for you.

630 Mile Experience630 Mile ExperienceAdvice and each day's walk described

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Family WalksFamily WalksAll ages, all abilities

Cafe and Teashop WalksCafe and Teashop WalksWalks with refreshing destinations

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Vote for your Top Dog WalkVote for your Top Dog WalkEnter our 2014 competition

Pub Walks - up to 3 milesPub Walks - up to 3 milesA good walk then stop for a drink!

Short Break ideasShort Break ideasOnly a week or weekend spare?

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Welcome to the Coast Path short walk map

How to use the map

To find walks, use the map controls to move the map and zoom into the area you are interested in. As you zoom into a section of coastline, walks and the other items shown on the key, will appear on the map. Clicking on any of the symbols will bring up more details about that walk or feature.

If the map is becoming too cluttered, you can hide features by un-ticking the box beside it in the key. If the box is greyed out, it means that feature is hidden unless you zoom in closer.

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  • RT @SeasonalFood: Cracking day to walk the @swcoastpath. #bracing http://t.co/GLVBEHaU3V
  • “@NoCoPrints: Lone walker overlooking the #cliff structure above Butter Hole near #StepperPoint #Cornwall http://t.co/Oii2u2i6MI” wow!
  • Thanks to our photo comp sponsor @CarbisBay_Hotel the winner receives a luxury stay! See all 12 calendar pics here http://t.co/B1w2Vzftn8
  • Beginner's luck for photo comp winner whose picture of Chapman's Pool will feature on the front of our 2016 calendar http://t.co/B1w2Vzftn8
  • “@GaryHolpin: summer on the #swcoastpath #southhamshour- one of the best #walking trails in the world http://t.co/4FcqPAgrXC” spot on!
  • Just under a week left to vote for the #topdogwalk in the west and #win a stay with @THCottages http://t.co/yIVr6Lbrbk
  • These are the first #snowdrops along the #SWCP that we've seen. Anyone else spotted any? @kathrynaalto
  • RT @kathrynaalto: Sun-kissed winter day. #walking @swcoastpath http://t.co/YPm2RyKl4D
  • RT @rachaelolivia: Approaching #Devon on the @swcoastpath - what a beautiful leg it was! http://t.co/pv6mQ37elN
  • @EllieMichell @coastmag Keep us posted on your next walk. Bude to Crackington Haven by any chance? One of the best sections on the #SWCP