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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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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.

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  • Looking down Trevellas Coombe and the South West Coast Footpath, Nr Blue Hills, St Agnes on the North Cornwall Coast. Please feel free to like/comment/share this and any other photos from my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/KernowPhotos Please like my page in return. more
  • Towan Island, Newquay. The house on Towan Island dates from 1901 and is accessed by a 30m long suspension bridge 25m above the beach. The house was once owned by Sir Oliver Lodge, inventor of the spark plug. Please feel free to like/comment/share this and any other photos from my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/KernowPhotos Please like my page in return. more
  • Porthcurno from the Minack Theatre. While is might look like (and is), a beautiful remote beach, Porthcurno was once the centre of the Communication Industry. Much of the village was owned by 'Cable and Wireless' and it was from here that most submarine telegraph cables came ashore. Today there is a very interesting telegraph museum built into the cliffs which is worth a visit. Porthcurno is also accessible on foot by the South West Coast Path, being about two hours walk from Land's End or about four hours walk from Penzance. Please feel free to like/comment/share this and any other photos from my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/KernowPhotos Please like my page in return. more
  • The Tidal Pool, Mousehole. Many of Cornwall's coastal towns had a tidal pool where generations of children learned to swim. Mousehole's Tidal pool lies next to the SW Coast footpath on the eastern side of the harbour by the Rock Pool Cafe. Please feel free to like/comment/share this and any other photos from my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/KernowPhotos Please like my page in return. more
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  • Views from the Coast Path - behind the scenes! ymlp.com more
  • Cape Cornwall. The only 'Cape' in England. The cape was bought by the Heinz Food Company in 1987 and donated to the nation to celebrate 100 years of trading in the UK. The chimney on the cape, all that remains of Cape Cornwall Tin mine, was retained as a navigation aid a dedicated as the Heinz Monument. The rocks offshore are 'The Brisons' and are said to look like a fat man (some say General DeGaulle), lying on his back in the sea. In the mid-distance, in the green field, are the remains of the ancient St Helen's oratory which dates from pre-roman times. The SW Coast path passes around the cape and can be incorporated in a circular walk from St Just to the Kenidjack valley and back via Priest's Cove and Tregeseal. Please feel free to like/comment/share this and any other photos from my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/KernowPhotos Please like my page in return. more
  • Following a temporary closure, the Coast Path around Lannacombe beach has now reopened thanks to money raised through the South Hams Appeal. A total of £1,000 from the South Hams Appeal was put towards this project, helping to ensure the work completed in time for the Spring walking season. Many thanks to all those who kindly supported it! http://www.southwestcoastpath.com/diversiondb/82/ southwestcoastpath.com more
  • The Coast Path around Lannacombe beach has now reopened thanks to money raised through the South Hams Appeal to repair access to the coastline following last year's storms. This project cost around £1,000 to complete the work in time for the Spring walking season. Many thanks to all those who kindly supported this project! southwestcoastpath.com more

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