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South West Coast Path

Spectacular and hilly coast walk along the Devon, Cornwall, and Dorset coasts

Length 625 miles (1005 km)
Toughness 10 out of 10 - 108,00 ft (33,000 meters) of ascent over 50 stages
Maps

OS Explorer Maps : OL15, 115, 116, OL44, OL20, 108, 107, 105, 103, 102, 104, 106, 111, 126, 129, 139, 9

Walk Notes

The OS map and GPX links above are to give you an overview of the entire walk.

SWCP

The South West Coast Path (SWCP) is the longest of the national paths and follows the coastline of Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Devon again and finally Dorset. This section, along the Exmoor coast, is its traditional start, as is done anti-clockwise.

The walk may be done as one long walk, staying overnight along the way, or as a series of day walks, returning by bus to your car or accommodation.

By car, you'd be better in a B&B, renting a cottage, or staying in one of the caravan parks near Combe Martin, and doing day trips by car (returning to it by bus), then you don't have to worry about carrying your kit, provisions, booking accommodation, etc. With 2 cars you can shuttle, and have far more freedom over how far you walk each day.

Stages

Minehead is a large seaside resort town with shops accomodation, but only heritage rail, not national rail.

Porlock is a small touristy village with several pubs, restaurants and B&s;Bs a few km inland. Porlock Weir on the coast has a hotal and a good pub.

Lynmouth (seafront) and Lynton (above it at the top of the hill) are a large very touristy village with lots of accomodation. Year round bus service inalnd, but summer only bus service along the coast

Coombe Martin is a small seaside village a few km from a much larger one - Illfracombe

Links

The SWCP National Trail website has more details on each day's route. The SWCP Association has an annual handbook with updated accommodation guide.

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Trains

Back: (not a train station)

By Car

Start: TA24 5QW Directions

Finish: BH15 2BQ Directions

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Help

Start walking Large print Using GPS data

National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline SE (bus times): 0871 200 2233 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234

Version

Mar-16

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