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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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Summer StrollsSummer StrollsBound to be warm and sunny

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Discover the Coast Path

Discovery WalksDiscovery WalksExplore the stories behind the landscape

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Pub Walks - up to 3 milesPub Walks - up to 3 milesA good walk then stop for a drink!

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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  • Exmoor Shipping

    24th July - Lynmouth Pavilion at 7pm

    John Gilman: Exmoor Shipping

    Author and local maritime historian brings our sea trade to life, from the Celts to the Victorians.

    Free but please book on (01598) 752509


  • "Great to hear you've already..." on their own photo.
  • Lee Bay, North Devon as the evening sun casts a lovely warm light across the cliffs and houses more
  • On the way from Bude to Crackington Haven. more
  • The South West Coast Path likes a photo.
  • "Hope you guys had a lovely cycle!" on their own link.
  • The South West Coast Path shared Matthew Wardle Photography's photo. I really love this shot Matthew - will you be entering our photo competition? Just wanted to share this from Lulworth Cove yesterday. Please feel free to share and by all means visit my website at more
  • Stunning walk along the coast at Wheal Coates Cornwall....the path unfolds in front of you revealing endless exploring opportunities.. more
  • wednesday evening walk after work on Rinsey head more
  • As the National Trust are unsuccessful in their bid to purchase Bantham Beach and Estuary we hope that the new owners manage the beach and village as well as the Evans Estate have done. more
  • Just wanted to share this from Lulworth Cove yesterday. Please feel free to share and by all means visit my website at more


  • Join us walking in North #Devon this September @CHSW Walk through Hartland’s hanging valleys
  • What better way to prolong the summer than walking the Cornish Coast Path this September @ILoveCornwallUK @coastmag
  • @NTSouthWest @explorethecoast @DevonWildlife @RamblersGB for your Geocaching fans. Our new 'Geocoins' release news
  • Ready steady...nearly go! Our first new Geocoin will be released this weekend @GoGeocaching @NationalTrails #Newquay
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  • RT @ThePlymDaily: Businesses put best foot forward for @swcoastpath
  • @GaryHolpin @CopyriteLtd Must be Friday! ;-)
  • RT @GaryHolpin: One of the fab #views on the #swcoastpath that makes it amongst the best #walking trails in the #world @swcoastpath http://…
  • @GaryHolpin Now that is an unusual shot Gary! Mooooooo! I think he's posing for you.