South West Coastal Path

  • South West Coast Path
  • Early evening on the South West Coast Path
  • Durdle Door, near Lulworth Cove, Dorset
  • Maenporth beach on the South West Coast Path
  • South West Coast Path
  • Torcross to East Prawle on the South West Coast Path

The South West Coastal Path is England's longest long-distance footpath. The path starts in Minehead, Somerset, and follows the stunning South-West coastline through Devon, Cornwall, and end in Poole, Dorset. The coastal path spans some 630 miles through some of the most stunning scenery in the UK.

To complete the entire walk is someyimes referred to as 'the walk of a lifetime', as the path leads through sites of outstanding natural, geographical and historical interest. A fast walk acould see the path compelted in 30 days, although a more leisurely pace might see the distance convered in seven or eight weeks.

The South West Coast Path follows the coastline of England’s South West Peninsula. Beginning at Minehead on the Somerset coast, it runs alongside the Bristol Channel to the north Devon coast and on into Cornwall. It then follows the entire coastline of Cornwall and across the estuary of the River Tamar (by ferry) and so back into Devon. After running along the south coast of Devon the path then follows the Dorset coastline to Poole Harbour.