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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):-

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  • The South West Coast Path likes a photo.
  • The South West Coast Path shared AdamBurtonPhotography.com's photo. The colour in the sky is really magical, as is the reflection in the water, in this great photo by Adam Burton. Please consider entering your photos like these in our annual photographic competition. www.southwestcoastpath.com/photo-competition There was a lovely colourful sky yesterday evening over the North Somerset coast. Fortunately I was up in Exmoor and was able to make the most of the conditions. more
  • Come and help to improve the Coast Path by walking on it! Join a guided walk in September and raise money for path improvements that are needed like this one on Portland. www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk more
  • The Dorset stretch of the Coast Path is full of beautiful views and incredible culture - not to mention the Jurassic Coast UNESCO section - come and join a guided walk here this September www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk more
  • "Thanks Amberley. Yes we're..." on Amberley Publishing's photo.
  • Hi, I thought your followers might like our recent book: Exmouth to Plymouth: Britain's Heritage Coast by Gary Holpin is a beautifully illustrated and informative book allowing the reader to submerge themselves, whether on foot, bicycle, in a car or simply from the comfort of their own armchair, in the wealth of fascinating history and folklore as well as the outstanding beauty that lies along the banks of this stunning coastline. http://goo.gl/61YSJe more
  • Calling all budding photo journalists. We need your help to promote the South West Coast Path. Do you want to see your work in print? Produce the most fabulous photo essay about the path and see it in the Western Morning News www.southwestcoastpath.com/newsapp/article/152/ www.southwestcoastpath.com more
  • "Welcome Landed Houses." on Landed Houses's post on The South West Coast Path's Timeline.
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  • Do you fancy foraging for your lunch? Join forager Trudy Turrell on a clamber over seaweed and from sand dune to share on this unique walk in Bantham, South Devon this September. www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/great-sw-walks/bookings/south-devon/find-your-lunch-on-bantham-beach/ There's lots of other South Devon guided walks to choose from as part of the Great South Walks event http://ow.ly/z3mN7 www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk more

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  • Over 100 great entries received in our #photography comp. Add your images of #SWCoastPath http://t.co/HcFf6Z4gBY to win. @photographyblog
  • @wildswimming @guardian Looking at the sea temp in #Newquay and #Falmouth http://t.co/Q6NVbIwjrW it's up to 19.4 degrees. Time for a dip!
  • @LymeRegisTIC Although its an inland route, walkers can continue on at Culverhole Point using this alternative http://t.co/xTok5DPBUk
  • @ojnicholas1 @MuddyMikeR Thanks some run Justin! Amazing statistics - and there was me just thinking of walking from Exmouth to Budleigh..
  • RT @ojnicholas1: Night time 60k run on the @swcoastpath #jurrasic coast with @MuddyMikeR #ultrarunning #EDUR https://t.co/24aXd3JZuy
  • @AndyJBenham @Cornwall_SW You have been busy ! We have new Geocoins #geocache in the Newquay area - @GoGeocaching http://t.co/bzYGtRmfPm
  • RT @LoveSWCoastPath: Walk with us to support the #SWCoastPath this Sept on @ExmoorNP and get an insight into Victorian life here http://t.c…
  • RT @LoveSWCoastPath: Did you know that Coleridge wandered Exmoor and wrote Kubla Khan just here? Find out more on this guided walk in Sept …
  • RT @EncounterWalk: "@PaulHewittPhoto: @swcoastpath The beautiful Durdle Door in Dorset. Taken by Peter Spencer. http://t.co/L2W3cibuEr"
  • RT @ojnicholas1: @TrailRunningMag It simply has to be @swcoastpath @endurancelife @MudCrewEvents #ultrarunning http://t.co/z4ZYf5YSwW