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

“Nice scenery and wonderful arrangements.”
Mr Kuhns, USA
“Yes, it was a challenging walking holiday with spectacular scenery. My bags were flawlessly delivered on time to each and every destination. I have to complement Christine and team in their flexibility to tailor a holiday to suit my particular requests…”
Ms Pankopf, USA
“Many thanks for the organisation, choices of venues and planning involved in making our recent holiday with Contours Walking Holidays really relaxing and enjoyable. this was our second time using you and will not be the last!”
Dr Conkey, 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
“As always perfectly organized holidays with reliable luggage transfer and nice B&Bs.”
Mr Stamenic, Switzerland
“We really enjoyed it all.”
Mrs Locke, USA
“I knew the Cornish Coast was beautiful but I did not know to which extent.”
Miss Blazquez, Spain
“Seamless B&B bookings and bag transfers. No issues and walk was wonderful. Clear evidence of maintenance of trial.”
Mr Rogers, UK
“Everything was perfect from accommodation to luggage transfer, really impressed.”
Mr Buzer, UK