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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

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  • 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
  • The South West Coast Path created an event. South West Coast Path Challenge - every step counts! more
  • News from trail runner Mark on his attempt to break the record running the Coast Path! more
  • Help us find walking Mr Toad! Visit our stand at Devon County Show for your chance to WIN! a holiday voucher to stay in any one of Toad Hall Cottages' 300 properties in the South West! Just tell us where you think the walking Mr Toad is hiding on our map #dcshow15 more
  • Land's End The rock with the arch is Enys Dodnan and the one beyond is 'The Armed Knight'. On the Horizon is the Longships Lighthouse. A nice view from 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
  • A little advice if anyone could help - obviously taking into account that everyone walks at different speeds and some may well stay at stops longer than others - considering walking from Minehead to Lands End Spring 2016 for the British Heart Foundation. Reasonably fit 49 year old now and will walk 9 miles around a local lake in 3hrs reasonably easily, and know that generally i walk at at least 3-4 miles an hour over average ground most of the time. So on that basis, limiting my amount of stopovers/rest time, all very hypothetical i know, without doing a simple maths equation of miles to do against speed i long would you think to do the 255 miles, or more to the point, how long should i plan for ?
  • The South West Coast Path with Hayley Partridge It's a beautiful sunny day here at Devon County Show,come and say hello to Kate and Hayley and find out about our new South West Coast Path Challenge! #Challenge630 more
  • We're at the Devon County Show today! Visit our stand shared with our sponsors South West Water and find out all about our new South West Coast Path Challenge! Who's coming? more
  • The South West Coast Path shared Mark's CALM 630 mile SWCP Challenge's video. Keep up the good work Mark! more


  • Inspired by this #coasttag? Let us know your 7 Coast facts and nominate 7 others to join you
  • Here goes...7 Coast Facts We #coasttag @HayleySpurway @therealmrsfloyd @GaryHolpin
  • Lovely #coasttag 7 answers to 7 questions - your childhood memory of running around on the beach made us smile :)
  • Beautiful!
  • RT @ladybonny: @swcoastpath My best tea room is at Otterton just of SWCP checkout walk on Walkingworld. Amber dog likes that one too http:/…
  • RT @Notts2Devon: My @NTSouthWest #coasttag goes out to @BaldHiker @MontyHalls @GaryHolpin @ILoveCornwallUK #ILoveSWC…
  • Any great tea room walks on the Coast Path? Plse let us know your top tips for the best cream tea on the coast
  • Nice bloggage about birds and wildlife on the #SWCoastPath
  • Here's Kate and Hayley on our stand showcasing our fundraising event in October. You coming? #Challenge630 #dcshow15
  • Who's coming to Devon County Show? You could WIN! a holiday thnks to @THCottages Just tell us where Mr Toad is hiding on our map #dcshow15