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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

Winter WandersWinter WandersWrap up warm

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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  • We are coming to stay at Sandford caravan park next week. Is there a walk we can do from the park to the coast thanks.
  • We're publishing a series of guest blogs on wildrunning.net over the coming months. We've got lots of exciting people lined up to tell us all about their favourite run. Here's our first, written by Rob Joules, National Trust General Manager of the North Devon Coast and Countryside team, about a stunning run on the Exmoor coast. http://ow.ly/LMmOR The National Trust National Trust South West The South West Coast Path Visit Exmoor wildrunning.net more
  • A Dartmoor Pony grazes on the South West Coast Path at Rame Head, Cornwall. The chapel on the distinctive conical headland is said to have its origins in medieval times and as with many such places is dedicated to St Michael, patron saint of high places. At one time Rame Chapel and the parish of Rame were gifted to Tavistock Abbey, meaning that until the modern era Rame was technically part of Devon! 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
  • From Hartland Quay to Land's End, a small team walks the entirety of the North Cornwall Coast in consecutive days to raise money for Cancer Research. This length of the North Cornwall Coastal Path is 150 miles from start to finish and this huge trek will begin on the 14th August 2015, planning to finish at Land's End on the 22nd August, with a bottle of bubbly. Follow our journey by liking our page: https://www.facebook.com/tilthelandends Donate to cancer research here: https://www.justgiving.com/Abby-Millar/ more
  • We are going to start bugging you soon to sponsor us for our The South West Coast Path sponsored walk... So why not get in there early and then you can sit back knowing you've put your money towards a good cause! I've got an idea. Comme.t below how much you would pay us each per mile of hard trekking up and down hilly trails. Then, times your number by 142 (miles we are walking) then by three (Greg, Abby, Lloyd) and head to the link and DONATE! DONATE HERE TO CANCER RESEARCH: http://bit.ly/1ER5GCa justgiving.com more
  • please sign and share https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/no-to-poison-parks-in-falmouth you.38degrees.org.uk more
  • Poldark Country. Levant Mine. Levant mine is situated on the coast of west Cornwall mid-way between Botallack and Geevor. 'The mine under the sea' is now maintained by the National Trust and features in Poldark as 'Tressider's Mill'. This photo was taken from the South West Coast Footpath which goes through the Levant site towards Pendeen Watch which can be seen in the distance. 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
  • Great to see GT's Facebook page documenting the #SWCoastPath walk of a lifetime. Wishing you the best of luck! more
  • Plantain at Godrevy Lighthouse, Gwithian, St Ives Bay. As seen from the South West Coast Footpath near the National Trust Car Park at Gwithian. 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
  • The South West Coast Path shared South West Coast Path Association's photo. Good luck to Patrick's Devine-Wright in his attempt to complete the entire 630 miles in less than 14 days (the current record is 14 days, 14 hours and 44 minutes - see http://www.southwestcoastpath.com/newsapp/article/73/) . He's getting on amazingly well - he was in Mawgan Porth on Saturday and hopes to reach the Lizard (almost half way) today. more

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  • How I did on Twitter this week: 74 New Followers, 118 Mentions, 463K Mention Reach. How'd your week go? via http://t.co/VO1VttSWkq
  • @moylesfarm thanks for letting us know . Will look into it. Keep posting about your journey on all #630miles
  • RT @matt3918: @Barefoot_pdq @DevonAirAmb @swcoastpath I've just donated. Really enjoying following your progress #respect
  • RT @KHK_Media: A beautiful sunset from the @swcoastpath last night. @ILoveCornwallUK http://t.co/nZV0vGrSP1
  • RT @phillipsnicola: @WalksAndWalking @swcoastpath @NorthCornwallNT Beautiful,challenging at times Port Quin to Port Isaac http://t.co/NGot…
  • A very entertaining blog post from the latest challenge to break the #SWCoastPath record to complete all #630miles https://t.co/3AQBxGRTwA
  • RT @Barefoot_pdq: #THANKYOU Kevin @falwatertaxi who left home at 0345, gave @Barefoot_pdq his coat and ferried him at low tide #awesome ser…
  • RT @WMNBusiness: #JurassicCoast #Seaton hotel up for sale http://t.co/VKn0Ct2T8i #Stonesmith http://t.co/lbL4PbqRnL
  • RT @Bosinver: RT @GaryHolpin: Thurs daily photo is the beauty of the @swcoastpath #Cornwall @CornwallLifeMag @WalksAndWalking http://t.co/G…
  • RT @Barefoot_pdq: Arrived Falmouth. Refueled by fab Cathy G who also arranged quick trip to minor injuries unit for toe and sports massage.…