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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

Great South West WalksGreat South West WalksTake part in our coastal walks

Route ChangesRoute ChangesLatest News

Autumn AmblesAutumn AmblesCrashing through the leaves

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Discover the Coast Path

Discovery WalksDiscovery WalksExplore the stories behind the landscape

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?

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.

Latest News

Latest Events

  • Guided Walk - Moonfleet

    Join a guided walk around Moonfleet exploring the literature and history of this atmospheric place nestling in the shadow of the South Dorset Ridgeway.  In association with the South West Coast Path's 'Great South West Walks'

  • Seafood Festival

    As part of the Ocean City Festival Plymouth’s Seafood Festival (Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th September) will showcase the fantastic quality of seafood available in Plymouth, both local and celebrity chefs will create a range of mouth-watering dishes from the catch of the day.  

  • Tales of the Exmoor Coast

    27th Sep 2014 4:00pm-8:00pm

    Hear folk lore, fable and fact about Exmoor's coast from Exmoor National Park Ranger Tim Parish, then we invite you to add your own! Interactive and entertaining - come and share your stories...

    This event is brought to you by: Lynmouth Pavilion Project
    Location: Lynmouth Pavilion EX35 6EQ
    Booking: Booking not essential but would be helpful
    Charge: Free event
    Contact: 01598 752509

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  • This is a great time to go to Exmoor. The colours of autumn are just showing and somehow the light is extra special too. Not that we are smitten about the Exmoor coast of course?! www.express.co.uk more
  • The South West Coast Path shared Sue Read ART - Seascapes and landscapes of North Cornwall's photo. The Shell Seekers Art Exhibition is still up and running every day til the 4th October. Today is Rosamunde Pilchers 90th birthday, so hope she is having huge family celebrations somewhere in Cornwall. 'Return to Cornwall' has sold and had the pleasure of meeting the lady that bought it yesterday at the Bude For Food Festival. It's an important part for me to connect if possible with the people that will be living with my paintings, and knowing how much they will be appreciated. 'Sea Gazing' is still available. #ShellseekersBude more
  • The South West Coast Path shared Bude & North Cornwall's photo. What a fantastic summer we've had this year - and still it goes on! Feel free to share Bude & North Cornwall :-) more
  • Lovely walk in the far west this Sunday, around Penberth Cove. more
  • The South West Coast Path shared South West Coast Path Association's photo. Tomorrow is another day as they say. For all those walking on the Great SW Walks we hope you have a fabulous day. More good weather reports from the MET Office. Carbis Bay Hotel have supported us to make possible a number of walks in Cornwall including those at Boscastle and Perranuthnoe. www.greatsouthwestwalks.co.uk more
  • The South West Coast Path commented on an album.
  • The South West Coast Path shared BBC Radio Devon's album: BBC Radio Devon at the Great South West Walks. We had joy, we had fun, we had a long summer in the sun - including this Saturday on the Great SW Walks! Thanks BBC Radio Devon for joining in. more
  • The South West Coast Path shared Walkitcornwall's album: walkitcornwall walking holiday september 15-19th 2014. more
  • The South West Coast Path shared Matthew Holland's photo. We had a great walk around Thurlestone and Bantham with talks about smuggling and local history. Thanks to the SWCPA for organizing it. more
  • The South West Coast Path shared Explore in Cornwall's photo. fantastic weather and fab walking on the South West Coast Path at Swanpool with http://www.3hungryboys.com/ guided by www.exploreincornwall.co.uk join us on Tuesday for Lelant to St Ives more

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