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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

Great South West WalksGreat South West WalksTake part in our coastal walks

Route ChangesRoute ChangesLatest News

Autumn AmblesAutumn AmblesCrashing through the leaves

Enter our Photo CompetitionEnter our Photo Competitionand win a holiday...

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

Latest Events

  • Tales of the Exmoor Coast

    22nd November 2014 4:00pm-7:00pm

    Hear folk lore, fable and fact about Exmoor's coast from Exmoor National Park Ranger Tim Parish, then we invite you to add your own! Interactive and entertaining - come and share your stories...

    This event is brought to you by: Lynmouth Pavilion Project
    Location: Lynmouth Pavilion EX35 6EQ
    Booking: Booking not essential but would be helpful
    Charge: Free event
    Contact: 01598 752509

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  • https://www.facebook.com/BeastiesPrehistoricPortal more
  • New landscape #photography tips from our SW Coast Path judge David Noton. There's still time to enter http://bit.ly/1wNqy6E www.southwestcoastpath.com more
  • Looking forward to meeting our Walkers tomorrow for the Church Ope Cove / Penn Weares walk here on my Beloved Portland. Just been out to walk it to ensure it is as safe as possible. I will post some photo's tomorrow, and hopefully they will show some stunning landscapes and smiling faces. Well done to everyone thus far for taking part, leading and back-marking the GSWW this year. You are all doing an amazing thing for the path and the hospice. Andy
  • The South West Coast Path shared National Trust Mount's Bay's status update. more
  • The South West Coast Path shared Coast Magazine's photo. COOL CAFÉ: Features Editor Jessica Johnson recommends Stable Pizza in Weymouth... WHET MY APPETITE The menu consists of hand-crafted pizzas, dressed to the nines in meats, fish and cheeses from some of the West Country’s finest producers. Inside, it’s all wooden cosiness. WHAT’S ON THE MENU? My Chesil Chicken pizza, loaded with roasted red pepper, local field mushrooms and free-range chicken proved the perfect sharing plate. A glass of sparkling Lyme Bay scrumpy is an attractive sweetener - or a homemade apple crumble with clotted cream. HOW’S THE MOOD? The air is full of celebratory end-of-week clinks over boards of hot pizza. ‘Stablehands’ – a team of shorts-wearing, cider-pulling staff have got helpful yet fancy-free service down to a T. CAN I SEE THE SEA? From above the Harbour Master’s Office in Weymouth’s old town, panoramic views stretch out to sea across the working harbour below. WHAT’S THE DAMAGE? Pizzas from £8.50; salads from £9.50 and desserts from £4.50. OPENING TIMES Open seven days a week; Monday to Friday from noon-11pm (noon-9.30pm serving food) and Saturday and Sunday from noon-11pm (noon-9.30pm serving food). Stable pizza, No.13 Custom House Quay, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8BG (01305 789389, stablepizza.com). more
  • The South West Coast Path shared a link. www.thebeachhaven.co.uk more
  • The South West Coast Path shared South West Coast Path Association's photo. Thanks Toad Hall Cottages for supporting the Great South West Walks, can you believe we even found a dingy called Toad this morning! more
  • The South West Coast Path shared South Sands's photo. South West Coast Path Association starting one of there walks from our walkers cabin this morning. Have a great day. more
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  • The South West Coast Path shared South West Coast Path Association's photo. Here are some happy walkers with Mark Owen from the South West Coast Path team at the start of their Great SW Walk route from Looe in Cornwall this morning. Check out walks taking place later in the week - there's still time to join in! www.greatsouthwestwalks.co.uk more

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  • RT @LoveSWCoastPath: Valerie starts us off we tales of WW2 happenings at Torcross @THCottages for today's Great SW Walks http://t.co/9cdtkP…
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