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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.

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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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  • Come and help to improve the Coast Path by walking on it! Join a guided walk in September and raise money for path improvements that are needed like this one on Portland. www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk more
  • The Dorset stretch of the Coast Path is full of beautiful views and incredible culture - not to mention the Jurassic Coast UNESCO section - come and join a guided walk here this September www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk more
  • "Thanks Amberley. Yes we're..." on Amberley Publishing's photo.
  • Hi, I thought your followers might like our recent book: Exmouth to Plymouth: Britain's Heritage Coast by Gary Holpin is a beautifully illustrated and informative book allowing the reader to submerge themselves, whether on foot, bicycle, in a car or simply from the comfort of their own armchair, in the wealth of fascinating history and folklore as well as the outstanding beauty that lies along the banks of this stunning coastline. http://goo.gl/61YSJe more
  • Calling all budding photo journalists. We need your help to promote the South West Coast Path. Do you want to see your work in print? Produce the most fabulous photo essay about the path and see it in the Western Morning News www.southwestcoastpath.com/newsapp/article/152/ www.southwestcoastpath.com more
  • "Welcome Landed Houses." on Landed Houses's post on The South West Coast Path's Timeline.
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  • Do you fancy foraging for your lunch? Join forager Trudy Turrell on a clamber over seaweed and from sand dune to share on this unique walk in Bantham, South Devon this September. www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/great-sw-walks/bookings/south-devon/find-your-lunch-on-bantham-beach/ There's lots of other South Devon guided walks to choose from as part of the Great South Walks event http://ow.ly/z3mN7 www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk more
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  • The section of Coast Path south of Thurlestone has now been realigned back to the coast. The new route follows the edge of the field, and whilst slightly longer than the original route retains stunning views along the coast. See http://www.southwestcoastpath.com/newsapp/article/151/ www.southwestcoastpath.com more

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  • It's time to get out the door and into the great outdoors. How about here? Rod Allday's lovely Portreath photo. http://t.co/98sXxFvtO9
  • RT @visitsouthdevon: The best place to be in this weather? on the #beach in South Devon, find your perfect beach at http://t.co/GWMLWpkdaY
  • @clairejeavons2 @EnglishRiviera Cheers guys.
  • RT @iloveukcoast: Visiting #Cornwall this summer? Find out about the locations used in Summer In February http://t.co/ufBeDKIoRE
  • RT @simplyhike: Gone Hiking!
  • RT @weymouth_dorset: Walking the South West Coast Path: the Portland circuit http://t.co/lPrQtBQtgJ
  • RT @cottages4you: Join us and @LoveSWCoastPath for a scenic walk in Cornwall this Sept. Book your place now at: http://t.co/RXq4X39clN. htt…
  • RT @GaryHolpin: Another breathtaking #view from the #swcoastpath - one of the finest #walking trails in the World @WalkMagazine http://t.co…
  • RT @LoveSWCoastPath: @Dorsetecho @thisisdorset @dailyDORSET Join us for a stroll on #SWCoastPath with pint and pasty at Worth Matravers? h…
  • RT @LoveSWCoastPath: @rivercottage Fancy a ramble on #SWCoastPath to get out of the kitchen? Stretch of the legs to Golden Cap this Sept? h…