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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 shared Easy Hiker - Adventure for Beginners's post. more
  • Port Quin, Cornwall. Just South of Port Isaac is the small, beautiful and tranquil harbour of Port Quin. The village, if you can call it that, is just a tiny collection of national trust properties and a few dwellings and is sometimes referred to as 'The Village that Died' as it has been abandoned on at least two occasions, once when the annual pilchard harvest failed and once when most of the men of the village were lost at sea in a violent storm. Port Quin also featured in the 'original' 1970s version of Poldark and the 1998 film 'Amy Foster'. Situated on the South West Coast Path, there are many walks in the area of various lengths and difficulty. The village is also noted as a kayaking and Coasteering centre. If you are feeling less adventurous, there is a pleasant beach with safe swimming and lots of rock pools to explore. 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
  • An amazing achievement by @Barefoot_PDQ who broke the record for the fastest completion of the #SWCoastPath #630miles http://bit.ly/1JhZ6a9 barefootpdqswcp2015.wordpress.com more
  • Crashing Wave at Botallack near St Just #cornwall #lovecornwall #nationaltrust more
  • Step into Spring with the North Devon & Exmoor walking festival with views of the #SWCoastPath http://ow.ly/i/asnDI http://ow.ly/LTJX9 ow.ly more
  • Godrevy Lighthouse, St Ives Bay, Cornwall. At the end of Hayle's three mile long beach Godrevy Lighthouse marks the eastern end of St Ives Bay. The octagonal lighthouse was built in the late 1850's to warn shipping of the offshore reef. This particular photo was taken from the South West Coast path where it crosses the extensive sand dunes at Upton Towans. The lighthouse is no longer used. The warning light was replace with an LED lamp on a steel gantry the adjacent rock in 2012. 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
  • Fantastic week so far walking Salcombe to Dartmouth. Excellent stretch. X more
  • Looking on Blackpool Sands more
  • The South West Coast Path shared Walkitcornwall's post. more
  • The South West Coast Path shared a link. wildrunning.net more

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  • How I did on Twitter this week: 54 New Followers, 162 Mentions, 379K Mention Reach. How'd your week go? via http://t.co/VO1VttSWkq
  • RT @HigherWiscombe: Fund raising dinner here 3 June for @swcoastpath @EastDevonAONB @jurassic_coast Tickets £38 http://t.co/FEWdIvs2Mf htt…
  • An amazing achievement by @Barefoot_PDQ who broke the record for the fastest completion of the #SWCoastPath #630miles http://t.co/7Gyn6WmVb6
  • RT @ExeterSkills: Congrats @SouthWestWater Best Apprenticeship Employer & inspirational acceptance speech! @ExpressandEcho http://t.co/eMBE…
  • Congratulations to our main sponsor @SouthWestWater for its success at the @ExpressandEcho Business Awards! https://t.co/YjGTHkSycw
  • Step into Spring with the North Devon & Exmoor walking festival with views of the #SWCoastPath http://t.co/9N5W4u2D2H http://t.co/kGEWMhohYR
  • Wow! https://t.co/6hUEDsdOeJ
  • You're welcome! Have just signed off our 2016 calendar ready for print featuring your stunning image of #DurdleDoor https://t.co/awINfNZaFX
  • @miss_murray86 all good #SWCoastPath books can be purchased from this online shop http://t.co/9z5sn6BzS2
  • ...and the #SWCoastPath is the longest of all of them! It's also a simply stunning walk don't you think? https://t.co/zqTWqwDsED