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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.

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  • Looking back along the South West Coast Footpath from Porth Nanven towards Land's End. Above the fog on the headland you can see the buildings at Land's End. If you look very carefully on the top right third, you can also make out the top of the Longships Lighthouse above the bank of fog. more
  • A bank of fog partially obscures The Brisons at Porth Nanven. Porth Nanven is where the Cot Valley, St Just, meets the sea. The South West Coast path runs across the bottom of the valley and there are shorter circular walks to Church Cove, Cape Cornwall and Sennen Cove. 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 www.facebook.com/KernowPhotos and, if you feel inclined, like my page in return. more
  • Please help us save our beloved 'stairway to heaven' at Perranporth by signing and sharing. Many thanks. https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-tamblyn-way?source=facebook-share-button&time=1432235308 you.38degrees.org.uk more
  • Looking forward to seeing our director Esther Pearson in the @WMNSunday tomorrow talking about her town #SouthMilton more
  • And the second image from Wednesday night's outing to Porthleven and as we had a little walk along The South West Coast Path, i got this shot looking towards Rinsey Head and Tregear Point cornishwallart.co.uk more
  • Last day of Devon County Show and office manager Kate has a new banner for our stand. Come and say hello! #dcshow15 more
  • Our brand new shiny logo going up on the window of our offices. more
  • Have you seen Mr Toad? Visit us at Devon County Show to find him for your chance to WIN! a holiday on the Coast Path #dcshow15 more
  • Here's a question from Louise Williams - can anyone help answer it? She says; " I plan to do The Lizard to Lands End in two days. Do you know of anyone who has done that? Louise."
  • Just spotted this between Praa Sands and Porthleven! more

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  • RT @bakehousedevon: @swcoastpath @WMNSunday yeah!
  • RT @amandahosking: Had a gorgeous walk along the cliffs at Zennor today as coastal fog rolled in. So dramatic! #Cornwall @swcoastpath http:…
  • Looking forward to seeing our director Esther Pearson in the @WMNSunday tomorrow talking about her town #SouthMilton http://t.co/7dbq69KPZn
  • How I did on Twitter this week: 52 New Followers, 86 Mentions, 95K Mention Reach. Want to grow your numbers? http://t.co/DzKEVmDAAx
  • Last day of Devon County Show and office manager Kate has a new banner for our stand. Come and say hello! #dcshow15 http://t.co/5dsONf6MkQ
  • RT @NationalTrails: @iWalknTalk @swcoastpath What a perfect start to the weekend. Enjoy !
  • RT @iWalknTalk: Cliffs on SW Coastal Path this afternoon at start of weekend walking. @NationalTrails @swcoastpath http://t.co/xDi5dKDGaO
  • Have you seen Mr Toad? Visit us at Devon County Show for your chance to WIN! a holiday on the Coast Path #dcshow15 http://t.co/mN70N2RdRe
  • Inspired by this #coasttag? Let us know your 7 Coast facts and nominate 7 others to join you https://t.co/eJLR2agRcA
  • Here goes...7 Coast Facts http://t.co/xvpngNwxXO We #coasttag @HayleySpurway @therealmrsfloyd @GaryHolpin https://t.co/ln9ugSzvLn