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The South West Coast Path owes its unique character to natural processes. Our coastline would not look so beautiful and dramatic if it wasn't for cliff and beach erosion. The downside is that sometimes cliff falls or landslips close sections of the Coast Path resulting in temporary inland diversions, which can occasionally be quite lengthy, being needed. In these instances, always follow signing and information on the ground or check out this page for up to date information.

We are also constantly looking for opportunities to improve the route in the few places where it is not as good as it could be.

Recent changes that may not be in your guidebook or shown on your map are (click on the links for more details):-

Latest News

Latest Events

  • Guided Walk - Moonfleet

    Join a guided walk around Moonfleet exploring the literature and history of this atmospheric place nestling in the shadow of the South Dorset Ridgeway.  In association with the South West Coast Path's 'Great South West Walks'

  • Seafood Festival

    As part of the Ocean City Festival Plymouth’s Seafood Festival (Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th September) will showcase the fantastic quality of seafood available in Plymouth, both local and celebrity chefs will create a range of mouth-watering dishes from the catch of the day.  

  • Tales of the Exmoor Coast

    27th Sep 2014 4:00pm-8:00pm

    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


  • The South West Coast Path shared South West Coast Path Association's photo. What a great day! Such a great start to the Great SW Walks. Fabulous walks were enjoyed by all those taking part on the first day of the Great South West Walks. Thanks to BBC Radio Devon and The Thurlestone Hotel for hosting the opening. more
  • Hi people, daft question but what accommodation is along the route? Are there any designated cheap 'Albergue' style hostels along the route or are profit making B&Bs (I'm think expensive) the only option? Are there camp sites walking distance apart (If so which stretch of the route?). Thank you.
  • The South West Coast Path shared South West Coast Path Association's status update. more
  • Coastal Walking on The South West Coast Path is 1 of my top 10 Autumn Bucket List Activities! Check out the other 9 here... more
  • 'Walk With Me' guided photo walks running one Sunday each month from October around the beautiful Purbecks for just £25pp See more at.!walk-with-me/ckm3 more
  • The South West Coast Path shared a link. more
  • The South West Coast Path likes a photo.
  • "Stretch out Your Summer" is what The South West Coast Path folks are saying.....come on down! So, as the sun stays lower in the sky and the evening's start to draw in, and the bitter easterly winds start to rock our coastlines Thirstea is changing. Not too much, just a slight addition SOUP! Hot, Fresh, Homemade Soups. With fresh local bread rolls. BUT we have a problem, we have no idea where to start! Carrot? Leek? Tomato? So we need your help! What will tickle your tastebuds on the blustery Cornish coast ? What could warm your cockles on a chilly day? Answers on a postcard (or in a comment!) more
  • We've had an amazing amount of guests walking the The South West Coast Path this year, a few rooms left this week and next, forecast is amazing! more
  • Stretch Summer Out - carry on walking this autumn with our latest newsletter more


  • RT @LoveSWCoastPath: Thank you to @BBCDevon for covering the start of the Great SW Walks. Great views from Bantham
  • RT @countrywalking: Calling all coast-lovers: the South West Coast Path launch a week of fundraising walks on Sat. More info at…
  • RT @LoveSWCoastPath: Tune into @BBCDevon tomorrow 10-1 with Fitz to hear us live from the Great SW Walks @Thurlestone1896 and to walks arou…
  • RT @SouthWestWater: RT @LoveSWCoastPath: Boots ready by the back door! Great SW walks starts tomorrow @CHSW @SouthWestWater @BBCDevon http:…
  • RT @BritainonFoot: Britain's 10 greatest walks according to @RoughGuides: #Outdoors #Walking
  • RT @DailyHealthTips: Easy come by benefits of #walking on the #Beach #Health #tips
  • @GaryLQ How are you getting on Gary - that's a fine distance in this part of the world to do in a day!
  • RT @LoveSWCoastPath: @CarbisBay_Hotel We're looking forward to walking next week on the Great South West Walks http:…
  • RT @twilite2twilite: @DorsetAONB @VirtualAstro @swcoastpath The Phoenix & The Serpent Clavell Tower Kimmeridge Bay h…
  • RT @GaryLQ: These boots were made for walking. Another awesome day on the @swcoastpath, Par to Portloe.…