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South West Coast Path National Trail

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Fantastic scenery

Highly recommend walking the SW coastal path between Torquay and Brixham. Stunning scenery... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Ashtead, United Kingdom
Not for weak knees!

We walked from Polperro to Talland Bay over the coastal walk. The views are exceptional with a... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Swansea, United Kingdom
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The South West Coast Path National Trail is one of the top walks to be found anywhere in the world.Where else can you walk along 630 miles of such superb coastline? The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational and every day walking it brings stunning new experiences.Whether you are looking for an afternoon stroll to take you to a beauty spot, or to embark on the challenge of hiking their entire route from Somerset's Minehead on the edge of Exmoor around to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset, or something in between, you’ve come to the right place.
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Highly recommend walking the SW coastal path between Torquay and Brixham. Stunning scenery, delightful coves, walking through woods, across beaches, and also following the route of the steam train for part of the walk. Some steep climbs up and down from coves, but worth it...More

Thank jjandg
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We walked from Polperro to Talland Bay over the coastal walk. The views are exceptional with a number of benches along the walk to sit, regain your breath and absorb the seascape and rugged cliff line. The path is largely stones and earth with just...More

Thank alimilan1
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The one time that we had planned to use the local bus from Lynmouth @ 11.15am (this is late for us starting a walk.) to Coombe Martin it did not arrive as it had broken down and the next one was not due until 15.30hrs...More

1  Thank karen t
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a small cove on the SWCP which deserves a special mention. It is a delightful place small and somewhat isolated it is great for a getaway beach. Sheltered sandy and south facing it is delightful. Never mind the kelp beds on the foreshore...they...More

Thank paulw1001
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I walked the coastal path from Padstow to Porthcothan on a beautiful morning in October. The walk is moderate level (you need to be reasonably fit but not an olympic athlete 😀.) The views are stunning and saw plenty of wildlife, highly recommended for those...More

1  Thank Andy B
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We've been walking bits of the national trail on visits to the SW in the last few years. This time we covered a few miles both east and west out of Weymouth this week. Using local buses and walking back gives the best option for...More

Thank GreyTrippers
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Even if you don't walk the entire 630 miles, try one of the sections and you will get hooked.. The views are stunning for almost the entire path, and the accomodations and pubs along the way add to the experience.

1  Thank Stefan S
Reviewed 7 June 2016

The SW Coast Path is huge. It goes across a massive chunk of SW England and covers about 630 miles. A good way to visit it is to choose a portion of it to walk, and you can find many such walks on the SW...More

4  Thank iamapizza
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Did one of the National Trust loop hikes from Bostcastle that went both along the coast and inland through the Valency Valley. Both aspects of the hike were great. Trails are not that well marked so you have to keep your eyes open. It was...More

2  Thank Sabrina_T82
Reviewed 27 November 2015

A bit late writing my review! I walked all 630 miles between 17 April and 27 May 2007, What a wonderful experience, I set off and walked alone although with an Australian young lady for about 5 days who I met up with along the...More

7  Thank Charles M
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Alžběta M
2 September 2017|
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Response from karen t | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not clear? You may have had this query answered already by now. Where do you want the post code for as the South West coastal path is a vast area.