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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

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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?

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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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  • St Michael's Mount from Longrock St Michael's Mount is a tidal island linked to the town of Marazion by a granite causeway. It has a resident population of about 35 and has been the seat of the St Aubyn family since the mid 1600's The earliest buildings, on the summit, date to the 12th century, the harbour is 15th century and the village and summit buildings were rebuilt between 1860 and 1900. The chapel on the summit is appropriately enough dedicated to St Michael, patron saint of high places. The Mount is now managed by The National Trust. A boat service operates from Marazion to the Mount, when the causeway is under water. The path on the left of the photo is the South West Coast path which has been widened and surface between Penzance and Marazion to provide a dual purpose route for walkers and cyclists (bike hire is available). Please feel free to share/comment/tag or like, this photo and any other photos/videos 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
  • Had a fab time at Yealmpton Show yesterday! Thanks to everyone who popped by to say hello and good luck to all entries in our hike & dine giveaway. Winner to be announced very soon! more
  • The South West Coast Path shared a link. surveygizmo.com more
  • Hello! This is a last call for participants in a study that I am running on behalf of the National Trust. It is about how walking makes people feel, including how they sleep. I am looking for people who will be walking by the sea this coming weekend, or over the next week. The study involves answering some brief questions via an online survey before and after your walk. Participants will receive a free pass to a National Trust property in return for their time and help. If you would like to take part, please register your details here: http://ow.ly/P86U6 Please feel free to contact me with any queries. Thank you! surveygizmo.com more
  • Did you know the #SWCoastPath is part of the International Appalachian Trail network? Our National Trail Officer Mark Owen has just returned from the bi-annual conference. Read all about his American adventures here… http://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/newsapp/article/171/ southwestcoastpath.org.uk more
  • Visit our stand at Yealmpton Show tomorrow and you could win a Hike & Dine with our friends at River Cottage HQ! We have 1 pair of tickets to giveaway to one lucky winner who can guess where the highest point is on the south coast http://southwestcoastpath.org.uk/events/213/ southwestcoastpath.org.uk more
  • Guided Tours covering North Cornwall by local Guides for small Groups from 2-10 persons, Tours to suit all ages and fitness levels covering Coastal and Moors, Guided tours taking in Ancient sites, Rare beaches, Historic places, Coastal & Country path walks, Smuggler's haunts and much more. Learn and hear about the legends and long lost tales of Arthurian Knights, Smugglers and ship Wreckers. Visit windswept wild Moors and take in the peace and beauty of North Cornwall not always seen by Tourists. Visit: julianharman959.wix.com more
  • Hello UK!! I'm planning to visit the South-west for 5 days and coming from Cotswolds following the coast until Poole / Bournemouth I'd like to know some scenic easy walk. It's not my first time there but every time is like a new discover! I've already added Sennen-Lands End and the Topsham railway station walk. Can you suggest what NOT to miss in Cornwall and Devon? Thank you so much!! Cheers from Italy.
  • I wish to contact the photographer Junette Bennetts - please, can anyone put me in touch with her? Thanks, Mary
  • Looking forward to the Yealmpton Show on Wednesday and encouraging visitors to take part in the South West Coast Path Challenge this October where every mile counts! Read all about it and come and say hello to find out more http://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/events/challenge/ #Challenge630 www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk more

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  • RT @Gazmaz: Added two more 360's 1at Watergate Bay and the 2nd at Trevelgue Head http://t.co/wQZMe6fEsc #SWCoastPath #630miles @swcoastpath
  • RT @darrellgrundy: Half way on the #SWCP @swcoastpath This little monkey has been a superdog. Missing his snoozes, but otherwise keen http:…
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  • 2 copies of #Walkingaway sent to our lucky comp winners. Catch the author in St Ives 6 Aug http://t.co/GIMIuCBCPQ https://t.co/Q1NWj8kVE8
  • Do you know the #SWCoastPath is part of the world's longest trail? Read about our American adventures with @IAT_SIA http://t.co/ZbKwRcT0M1
  • @CiakyAAR you're very welcome - thanks for the compliment!
  • RT @darrellgrundy: Strolling beach is great, but combined body+backpack weight of 120Kgs over tiny pebbles = tiring #SWCP @swcoastpath http…