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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

Route ChangesRoute ChangesLatest News

Spring SauntersSpring SauntersA blooming spring in your step

Short Break ideasShort Break ideasOnly a week or weekend spare?

Cafe and Teashop WalksCafe and Teashop WalksWalks with refreshing destinations

Discover the Coast Path

Discovery WalksDiscovery WalksExplore the stories behind the landscape

Website Top TipsWebsite Top TipsGet the most out of our website

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

Interactive map

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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Latest Events

  • Porthleven Food Festival

    Porthleven Food Festival

    April 26 2014

    A one day festival showcasing Cornish food producers along with music and entertainment.

    www.porthlevenfoodfestival.co.uk

  • Evenings @ The Pavilion

    A series of illustrated talks covering a wide range of topics, from the Cliff Railway and Iron Age Hillforts to Exmoor's night sky and knitted fisherman's frocks...

     

    Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway : A talk about the history of the Cliff Railway

  • World Pilot Gig Championships

    World Pilot Gig Championships

    May 2-5 2014

    Scilly hosts the World Pilot Gig Championships where crews compete for the title of World Champions. A colourful, energetic and very friendly event.

    www.worldgigs.co.uk

  • English National Surfing Championships

    English National Surfing Championships

    May 3-5 2014 at Watergate Bay

    The English National Surfing Championships will see up and coming surfers battle to knock established surfers off the top spot.

    www.watergatebay.co.uk/events.htm

  • West Looe May Fayre

    West Looe May Fayre

    May 3 2014

    A traditional May fair on West Looe Quay with dancing, singing and a host of other things going on.

  • Black Prince Flower Boat May Day Procession

    Black Prince Flower Boat May Day Procession

    May 5 2014 at Millbrook, Kingsand & Cawsand

    A colourful procession winds through the villages of Millbrook, Kingsand and Cawsand, offering a spectacle to rival Padstow Obby Oss and Helston Flora Day.

    www.rnli.org.uk

  • Helston Flora Day

    Helston Flora Day

    May 8 2014 at Helston

    Helston is decorated in greenery, flowers and flags as the five Furry dances for which Flora Day is famous wind in and out the houses.

    www.helstonfloraday.org.uk

  • ThunderCat Racing World Championships

    ThunderCat Racing World Championships

    May 9-11 2014 at Watergate Bay

    Over the weekend the world top Thundercat racers will compete for the title of World Champion, while spectators can enjoy the races just meters from the shore.

    www.watergatebay.co.uk/events.htm

  • Fowey Festival of Words and Music

    Fowey Festival of Words and Music

    May 10-17 2014

    Inspired by the celebrated author Daphne du Maurier who lived and wrote in Fowey, this vibrant annual arts, music and literature festival offers an exciting programme of quality events, talks, exhibitions, workshops, guided walks and community activities.

    www.foweyfestival.com

  • Evenings @ The Pavilion

    A series of illustrated talks covering a wide range of topics, from the Cliff Railway and Iron Age Hillforts to Exmoor's night sky and knitted fisherman's frocks...

    Phil Park : A History of Lee Abbey

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