The South West Coast Path
The South West Coast Path
South West Coast Path Interactive Map
Our South West Coast Path Walking Routes
Westward Ho! to Padstow
79 miles. North Devon across the Cornish Borders on the "Wreckers" Atlantic Coast.
Padstow to St. Ives
66 miles. North Cornwall’s best beaches and coves on the South West Coast Path
St. Ives to Penzance
41 miles. Option to return on St Michaels Way to complete Lands End Circle.
Penzance to Falmouth
61 miles. Around Britain’s most southerly point on the Lizard Peninsula.
Falmouth to Plymouth
77 miles. Atmospheric harbours and coves along the South West Coast Path.
Plymouth to Brixham
Ancient Maritime & Estuaries route. Experiences around our history with sea.
Brixham to Lyme Regis
58 miles. East Devon to The Jurassic Coast on The South West Coast Path.
Walking the South West Coast Path - The best UK long distance footpath
A South West Coast Path Walking Holiday – Your Walk, YOUR Way
Ready to Walk the South West Coast Path ?
If so, choose your South West Coast Path Section(s)
1 - See the location of the different sections on our South West Coast Path Map
2 - Use the Find a Walk Page to read short summaries of each of the 9 sections of The South West Coast Path covering the full 630 miles – Quickly find the highlights, distances and grade of walking along with the options for each section of the path.
3 - Email an Enquiry Form if you already know your Route. Use the links in the boxes below to get the detailed route descriptions, images and full information and options for each section of path.
4 - Contact us if you need our help and advice on which section will best suit you.
Highlights - Pretty much every Step (!) but in particular enjoy The Wild Lands End Trail and Cornish Mining World Heritage Section and the geological wonders on the Dorset Jurassic Coast. For the most challenging walking sections see the North Atlantic Coastal Path from Westward Ho! to Padstow and The Lizard, or the South Devon Coastal Path for remoter and less walked sections.
All the way through enjoy stunning overnight stays in unspoilt harbours such as Padstow, St Ives, Fowey, Salcombe and Clovelly to name just a few.
From towering cliffs to ...
With everything organised for you by Encounter Walking, you are free to walk at your own pace, enveloped in the ever present and ever changing panorama and drama of the UK’s best loved coastline.
We make sure you don’t miss the must see locations, attractions, monuments and historical remains that can be found (but also easily missed) along the way. An outstanding array of flora and fauna, much of it unique to this part of England, further enriches that experience with the chance of everything from surprising mighty Red Deer Stags, to glimpsing wild Dolphins, lazing Grey Seals, enormous Basking Sharks and...