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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

Latest Events


  • Read all about it! Find out what the patron of our South West Coast Path Challenge is getting up to in this article... more
  • We'll be at the Dorset County Show tomorrow. Visit our stand to find out about our challenge walk from Durlston Country Park to South Haven Point and for a chance to win tickets to a hike and dine with The River Cottage Canteen & Deli more
  • Fancy a challenge? There's just 28 days to go till the South West Coast Path Challenge backed by Monty Halls and we've 3,143 miles on the mileometer already - five times the length of the Coast Path! If you haven't joined the 101 participants that have already registered, then what are you waiting for? Read about it in our newsletter and subscribe for more information (subscribe button on top left corner of newsletter) #Challenge630 or just register your challenge with us today and we'll help spread the word! more
  • Set Construction underway at Wheal Owles, Botallack There is a lot of activity in and around Wheal Owles at Botallack at the moment as work has begun on dressing up the old Engine House so that it can once again become Poldark's 'Wheal Leisure'. From the South West Coast footpath, you can clearly see the Whim and various wooden buildings being constructed. Filming of the second season of Poldark is due to begin late next week. Please feel free to share/comment/tag or like, this photo and any other photos/videos from my facebook page. All I ask is that you credit and, if you feel inclined, like my page in return. more
  • More info about Thurlestone Golf Club Charity event on 11th September. more
  • The South West Coast Path shared Thurlestone Golf Club's post. A great charity golf day for groups of friends or staff to take part in on 11th September at Thurlestone Golf Club - book your tickets today! more
  • The South West Coast Path from Land's End makes its way across Gwennap Head and descends into Porthgwarra. There are many shorter walks if you prefer including one which goes past the old coastguard cottages to the National Coastwatch Station and then back via the daymarks. The secluded cove and sandy beach at Porthgrarra featured in the 'Pilchard' scene in the recent adaptation of Poldark. Please feel free to share/comment/tag or like, this photo and any other photos/videos from my facebook page. All I ask is that you credit and, if you feel inclined, like my page in return. more
  • 29 days to go before the South West Coast Path Challange and an amazing 3,069 miles have been clocked on our mileometer! Have you signed up yet? more
  • The countdown has begun with just 30 days to go until the South West Coast Path Challenge gets underway to help protect the coastline in partnership with The National Trust South West. What will your challenge be? #lovethecoast more
  • Few shots from our walk around Harlyn Bay more


  • 28 days to go, 101 registered & 3,149 miles on the milometer What will your challenge be? #Challenge630 @martinhesp
  • Our advert's in @Plymouthmag Have you registered to take part yet? #Challenge630
  • RT @NewsSouthHams: 10 spaces left for @ThurlestoneGolf's 2nd #CharityGolfDay on Sept 11, in aid of the @swcoastpath. Entry forms: http://t.…
  • Let us know if you like to run on the Coast Path and fancy a challenge! #Challenge630
  • RT @Thurlestone1896: #charity #golf 11th September, places available @ThurlestoneGolf @swcoastpath @Thurlestone1896 @pobhotels…
  • RT @darrellgrundy: First of our #SWCP @swcoastpath video diaries uploaded covering the short Somerset section. Hope you enjoy!…
  • We'll be there! Visit our stand to find out about our Challenge and more... PLUS win a hike & dine @rivercottage
  • RT @SouthSandsHotel: Check out our next Fish Friday on 26th September and Thurlestone Golf Club Charity Golf Day on 3rd October... http://t…
  • RT @52Betty: So, here’s part 2 of my @swcoastpath walk - grim weather, a urine-based slippage and a hearty dose of self-pity:…
  • Beautiful!