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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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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.

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  • Sandymouth Beach, Bude, Cornwall. Sandymouth is just two miles north of Bude at low tide it is quite a pleasant walk along the beach where you can savor the sea air while admiring the wonderful rock formations with numerous anticlines, synclines and If you know what you are looking for, sand volcanoes. On reaching Sandymouth, why not treat yourself to refreshments at the lovely National Trust Cafe before returning along the South West Coast Path. Please feel free to share/comment/tag or like, this photo and any other photos from my facebook page. All I ask is that you credit and, if you feel inclined, like my page in return. more
  • Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall. This is the view of Geevor Mine from the South West Coast Path. Geevor is perhaps not what most people think f when they think of a Cornish tin mine, but this is what mining at the end of the 20th century really looked like. Geevor Mine closed in 1990 but the site is now a museum and visitor attraction. You can explore the site where much of the ore processing equipment remains intact and even have an underground tour. From Geevor you can walk back along the coast path to 'Poldark Country' where you can see the archetypal Cornish engine houses at Levant and Botallack where many to the scenes for the popular TV drama were recently filmed. Geevor is a 30min drive along the scenic coast road from St Ives and is a stop on the open top bus route which operates in the summer season. Please feel free to share/comment/tag or like, this photo and any other photos from my facebook page. All I ask is that you credit and, if you feel inclined, like my page in return. more
  • Hi, has anyone got experience of the wading part of the path at the river Erme. We will be carrying kit bags. How deep is it at low tide and how far do you have to wade? Any advice welcome we will completing thia section in the last week of july. Thanks for your advice
  • Well done! Mark's CALM 630 mile SWCP Challenge more
  • Here he comes! more
  • The finish line is in sight for Mark! more
  • The South West Coast Path shared Mark's CALM 630 mile SWCP Challenge's photo. Fantastic progress by Mark on his challenge! more
  • Porth Nanven, Cot Valley, looking back at the cliff from the beach. Sometimes referred to as 'The Dinosaur Egg Beach' due to the large number of rounded boulders both on the cliff and on the beach. The boulders have nothing to do with dinosaurs or eggs however, they are the remains of an ancient raised beach formed when the sea level was much higher than it is today. The beach and valley lie within the St Just area of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and the South West Coast Path from Lands End to Cape Cornwall crosses the valley at the top of the beach. It is currently under the stewardship of the National Trust. Please feel free to share/comment/tag or like, this photo and any other photos from my facebook page. All I ask is that you credit and, if you feel inclined, like my page in return. more
  • Looking for something to do this #MayHalfTerm? There are tours of the Start Point Lighthouse all this week - this is a must for fans of the stunning #StartBay coastline. Why not enjoy a walk along the The South West Coast Path whilst you are there? more
  • Have you signed up to our challenge event yet? Let us know if you're coming and register to take part at South West Coast Path Challenge - every mile counts! more


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