The South West Coast Path offers you 630 miles of stunning coastal walking: over woodlands, high cliffs, long sandy beaches, discreet coves and inlets, rocky headlands and picturesque villages. Running from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset, the Path has its origin as a route used by coastguards patrolling for smugglers. Necessary diversions due to coastal erosions have since been introduced at various points, which only add to the drama of the landscape.
We have divided the route into six sections for ease of viewing, but your holiday itinerary can start and end at any point and range from three nights to 40+ to complete the whole route!!
Walking the Somerset and North Devon section of the South West Coast Path is a great way to explore this beautiful coastline and the many harbour and fishing villages scattered along this route.
Enjoy the rugged and dramatic landscape along the Atlantic Coast of North Cornwall: high sheer cliffs and rocky contorted headlands, twisted folds of rocks and secret sandy coves.
Walk the largely unsploit coastline south of St Ives, visit Land's End and England's most southerly point at the Lizard.
Gentler than the north coast, but still a remote coastline with the exception of the areas around Falmouth and St Austell, the scenery is spectacular with cliffs that drop straight down to the sea.
An eclectic mix of landscapes: high cliffs are interwoven with long stretches of sandy beach and rugged headlands with urban landscapes. It is lusher with more woodland walking than in Cornwall.
The path follows the historic Jurassic coast and graduates from high cliffs to low cliffs, tailing to stretches of level walking along Chesil Beach and towards Poole harbour.
The South West Coast Path offers limitless opportunities to tailor your walking holiday to suit you. We have highlighted some of our favourite itineraries, but our website is just not big enough to outline all of the options available.
Whatever your preference, from a relaxing 5 miles to a challenging 25 miles a day, or a basic bunkhouse to a 5 star hotel, our South West Coast Path walking holidays can be designed around you. Take days out to visit the Isles of Scily or Lundy, explore St Michaels Mount, find out about the Lost Gardens of Heligan or The Eden Project or learn to kayak or windsurf! You decide and we will create the holiday itinerary for you. Give us a call now on +44 (0) 330 350 1348, use our web chat or contact us here.
We specialise in providing walking holidays in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Pembrokeshire and Somerset. We are enthusiastic about outdoor pursuits and have experienced climbing, canoeing, skiing, caving and potholing and windsurfing as well as walking throughout the UK, France, Spain, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.
We use our experience to provide self-guided, pack-free walking holidays, tailored to the requirements and abilities of our clients.