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Encounter Walking Holidays South West Coast Path Section 2 between Port Isaac and Padstow

The South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path

South West Coast Path Interactive Map

Our South West Coast Path Walking Routes

Crow Point on the South West Coast Path, Section 1.
Section 1
Minehead to Westward Ho!

87 Miles. The start of the South West Coast Path.

Boscastle Harbour South West Coast Path
Section 2
Westward Ho! to Padstow

79 miles. North Devon across the Cornish Borders on the "Wreckers" Atlantic Coast.

Stepper Point on the South west Coast Path, Section 3
Section 3
Padstow to St. Ives

66 miles. North Cornwall’s best beaches and coves on the South West Coast Path

A rocky headland on the South West Coast Path, section 4.
Section 4
St. Ives to Penzance

41 miles.  Option to return on St Michaels Way to complete Lands End Circle.

The Helford Passage on the South West Coast Path, section 5
Section 5
Penzance to Falmouth

61 miles. Around Britain’s most southerly point on the Lizard Peninsula.

calm sea and a verdant headland on the south west coast path, section 6.
Section 6
Falmouth to Plymouth

77 miles. Atmospheric harbours and coves along the South West Coast Path.

Mouth of the River Avon on the South West Coast Path, section 7.
Section 7
Plymouth to Brixham

Ancient Maritime & Estuaries route. Experiences around our history with sea.

Red cliffs on the South West Coast Path, section 8
Section 8
Brixham to Lyme Regis

58 miles. East Devon to The Jurassic Coast  on The South West Coast Path.

Old Harry Rocks on the South West Coast Path, section 9.
Section 9
Lyme Regis to Poole

A few days of walking taking you through a few million years of Geological time.

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...

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