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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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  • News from the path! Read all about it. ymlp.com more
  • The South West Coast Path likes a photo.
  • The South West Coast Path shared AdamBurtonPhotography.com's photo. The colour in the sky is really magical, as is the reflection in the water, in this great photo by Adam Burton. Please consider entering your photos like these in our annual photographic competition. www.southwestcoastpath.com/photo-competition There was a lovely colourful sky yesterday evening over the North Somerset coast. Fortunately I was up in Exmoor and was able to make the most of the conditions. more
  • 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
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  • Over 100 great entries received in our #photography comp. Add your images of #SWCoastPath http://t.co/HcFf6Z4gBY to win. @photographyblog
  • @wildswimming @guardian Looking at the sea temp in #Newquay and #Falmouth http://t.co/Q6NVbIwjrW it's up to 19.4 degrees. Time for a dip!
  • @LymeRegisTIC Although its an inland route, walkers can continue on at Culverhole Point using this alternative http://t.co/xTok5DPBUk
  • @ojnicholas1 @MuddyMikeR Thanks some run Justin! Amazing statistics - and there was me just thinking of walking from Exmouth to Budleigh..