South West Coast Path

An epic walk along the coastline of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

3 to 12 nights
630 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding

From £260 per person

About The Trail

At 630 miles (1,008 km) in length, the South West Coast Path is Britain’s longest waymarked footpath – and the ultimate challenge for any long distance walker. The route curls around the entire peninsula of Devon and Cornwall, rounds the south-western tip of England at Land’s End, and follows the southern shore through the dramatic scenery of Dorset.

Although we provide some gentler itineraries, expect stiff climbs on jaw-dropping coastal trails; mile after mile of sea views; and plenty of pasties and cream teas enjoyed in quintessential Cornish towns.

So that you can pick your favourite area to walk, we have split the trail into ten sections. Select a route below to find out more.

We also offer a choice of short breaks along the path, as well as a circular walking holiday round the Land's End Peninsula, which you can find on the South West Coast Path Short Breaks page

Dog friendly tours available

Dogs are welcome on select routes along this trail. Look for the pawprint icon when choosing your holiday.

Trail running available

We also organise trail running holidays along this trail. Visit Contours Trail Running Holidays.

Customer reviews from the South West Coast Path

“Weather was glorious and scenery very beautiful. All went very smoothly.”
Mrs Horrocks, UK
“Thank you Contours for organising our walking holiday. We would certainly be recommending your company to others.”
Mrs Larum, Australia
“We really enjoyed it all.”
Mrs Locke, USA
“It was just a fabulous week, scenery spectacular, some fantastic B&BS and great food.”
Dr Begley, UK
“Fantastic, excellent accommodation, wonderful walking, and you even organised good weather!”
Dr Begley, UK
“The SWCP is truly amazing. It’s a very special place.”
Mr Fuller, USA
“Nice scenery and wonderful arrangements.”
Mr Kuhns, USA
“Scenery superb.”
Mrs Horrocks, UK
“Hard walking because of mud, rocks, weather, and ups and downs. But we loved it.”
Mr Oberwetter, USA