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 £270 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

“Actually, almost all aspects of our holiday exceeded our high expectations. Astoundingly beautiful countryside and seascapes, and, really, the friendliest people that we have had the pleasure to meet anywhere.”
Mr Hanson, USA
“Hard walking because of mud, rocks, weather, and ups and downs. But we loved it.”
Mr Oberwetter, USA
“Enchanting in every way.”
Mr Hrafnkelsdottir, Iceland
“It was sunny and the scenery was fantastic.”
Mr Carr, UK
“You folks always do a great job. I always enjoy wild & rugged coastline, but the long stretches of golden sand were also nice.”
Mr Yent, USA
“All in all a wonderful way to holiday and so liberating being without the car and able to enjoy such a beautiful part of the English/Cornish coastline. Easy access to beaches etc. Made lots of friends/contact along the way.”
Mr Herbert, UK
“Wonderful time walking the Coast Path. Never been to North Devon before but will certainly go again. Bags always there on arrival to B&B. Nothing to do but walk all day. Brilliant.”
Mr Learmonth, UK
“Fantastic, excellent accommodation, wonderful walking, and you even organised good weather!”
Dr Begley, UK
“We are now safe back in Norway after 2 wonderful walking weeks in Cornwall. Everything worked out very well - B&B were expecting us, transportation very accommodating and flexible when arranging pickups. A very professional arrangement - Thank you very much. Scenery was beautiful, interesting and different from what we are used to in Norway. People we met where very friendly. We ate a lot of good seafood and tasted several local beers, nice ones.”
Mr Haver, Norway