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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

Winter WandersWinter WandersWrap up warm

Family WalksFamily WalksAll ages, all abilities

Cafe and Teashop WalksCafe and Teashop WalksWalks with refreshing destinations

Discover the Coast Path

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?

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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  • The South West Coast Path posted a link to Toad Hall Cottages's timeline.
  • There's just under a week to go before the closing date of our #topdogwalk competition and a chance to #win a stay with Toad Hall Cottages https://www.facebook.com/holidaycottages. Have you voted for your favourite yet? Share your nominations using #topdogwalks http://www.southwestcoastpath.com/newsapp/article/157/ www.southwestcoastpath.com more
  • The South West Coast Path shared a photo. Anyone seen this chow on the South West Coast Path? Please share - especially any of our Bude & North Cornwall or North Devon friends While out walking the South West Coast path trail...please keep an eye out for Lexi, a 5 year old red Chow, whom went missing whilst on holiday with her owners in Crackington Haven on 12th May 2014...Lexi is neutered,micro-chipped and had has a black tongue. Lexi is still out there somewhere and her owners want nothing more than for her to be back where she belongs...know someone who has acquired a chow...please contact the number on the poster...all calls are appreciated. Thank you. more
  • While out walking the South West Coast path trail...please keep an eye out for Lexi, a 5 year old red Chow, whom went missing whilst on holiday with her owners in Crackington Haven on 12th May 2014...Lexi is neutered,micro-chipped and had has a black tongue. Lexi is still out there somewhere and her owners want nothing more than for her to be back where she belongs...know someone who has acquired a chow...please contact the number on the poster...all calls are appreciated. Thank you. more
  • We agree that The South West Coast Path is among the best in the world. From a short stretch to the full 1014 km (630 miles), you can experience hugely diverse landscapes, terrain and wildlife. edition.cnn.com more
  • Thursday morning walk in Dartmouth anyone? Find out more here https://www.facebook.com/dartmoutheverytime/posts/1522148458067478:0 more
  • There's no such thing as #BlueMonday on the #SWCP - walk yourself back to happiness in 2015 more
  • The South West Coast Path likes a link.
  • The South West Coast Path commented on their own link.
  • Inspired by the Hollywood release of 'Wild' in UK cinemas from tomorrow? Reese Witherspoon says it was one of the most important experiences of her life! Who would play you in a film about walking the South West Coast Path? http://gu.com/p/44pjx/stw more

Tweets

  • “@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
  • RT @EmmNeed: #walk1000miles If anyone is within reach of SW Coast Path-highly recommend it.We did St.Ives to Falmouth in 2000 http://t.co/W…
  • RT @GaryHolpin: Saturday's #photo is #Brunel's #railway at #Dawlish #Devon @DevonLife @Devon_Hour @SouthWestUK @iloveukcoast http://t.co/AP…
  • RT @LizardRangers: ...and work is about to start on #Kynance steps repairs. @swcoastpath @SWCornwallNT http://t.co/NudfE1eKOK
  • There's no such thing as #BlueMonday on the #SWCP - walk yourself back to happiness in 2015 http://t.co/dZkb88b4hz