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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

Family WalksFamily WalksAll ages, all abilities

Cafe and Teashop WalksCafe and Teashop WalksWalks with refreshing destinations

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

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  • The South West Coast Path shared a link. more
  • Hello! This is a last call for participants in a study that I am running on behalf of the National Trust. It is about how walking makes people feel, including how they sleep. I am looking for people who will be walking by the sea this coming weekend, or over the next week. The study involves answering some brief questions via an online survey before and after your walk. Participants will receive a free pass to a National Trust property in return for their time and help. If you would like to take part, please register your details here: Please feel free to contact me with any queries. Thank you! more
  • Did you know the #SWCoastPath is part of the International Appalachian Trail network? Our National Trail Officer Mark Owen has just returned from the bi-annual conference. Read all about his American adventures here… more
  • Visit our stand at Yealmpton Show tomorrow and you could win a Hike & Dine with our friends at River Cottage HQ! We have 1 pair of tickets to giveaway to one lucky winner who can guess where the highest point is on the south coast more
  • Guided Tours covering North Cornwall by local Guides for small Groups from 2-10 persons, Tours to suit all ages and fitness levels covering Coastal and Moors, Guided tours taking in Ancient sites, Rare beaches, Historic places, Coastal & Country path walks, Smuggler's haunts and much more. Learn and hear about the legends and long lost tales of Arthurian Knights, Smugglers and ship Wreckers. Visit windswept wild Moors and take in the peace and beauty of North Cornwall not always seen by Tourists. Visit: more
  • Hello UK!! I'm planning to visit the South-west for 5 days and coming from Cotswolds following the coast until Poole / Bournemouth I'd like to know some scenic easy walk. It's not my first time there but every time is like a new discover! I've already added Sennen-Lands End and the Topsham railway station walk. Can you suggest what NOT to miss in Cornwall and Devon? Thank you so much!! Cheers from Italy.
  • I wish to contact the photographer Junette Bennetts - please, can anyone put me in touch with her? Thanks, Mary
  • Looking forward to the Yealmpton Show on Wednesday and encouraging visitors to take part in the South West Coast Path Challenge this October where every mile counts! Read all about it and come and say hello to find out more #Challenge630 more
  • South West Coast path Portreath to Perranporth along with the story of the Giant named Bolster more
  • The South West Coast Path added 7 new photos — at Totnes Show. Totnes Show may have been a bit of a wash out but we had fun meeting some lovely people from RSPB, National Trust South Devon, South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Riverford Organics. Next up is Yealmpton Show on Wednesday - are you coming too? more


  • Still time to sign up for these exclusive Hike & Dine events with @RiverCottageHQ
  • RT @Gazmaz: Added two more 360's 1at Watergate Bay and the 2nd at Trevelgue Head #SWCoastPath #630miles @swcoastpath
  • RT @darrellgrundy: Half way on the #SWCP @swcoastpath This little monkey has been a superdog. Missing his snoozes, but otherwise keen http:…
  • A creative & inspiring video blog by @Gazmaz Get vlogging for #Challenge630 to WIN a @GoProUK
  • 2 copies of #Walkingaway sent to our lucky comp winners. Catch the author in St Ives 6 Aug
  • Do you know the #SWCoastPath is part of the world's longest trail? Read about our American adventures with @IAT_SIA
  • @CiakyAAR you're very welcome - thanks for the compliment!
  • RT @darrellgrundy: Strolling beach is great, but combined body+backpack weight of 120Kgs over tiny pebbles = tiring #SWCP @swcoastpath http…
  • RT @MandyBarbante: Fine spot for lunch today #walking the @swcoastpath towards #Padstow #cornwall @WalksAndWalking @SWCoastalPath http://t.…
  • RT @ldknitter: Low tide in 2 hours, weather sunny spells, perfect for strolling on @swcoastpath @NationalTrails from #teignmouth to #Starcr…