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South West Coast Path

South West Coast Path

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

3 to 12 nights
630 miles
Easy to Demanding / Strenuous

From £310 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 (or string together several!) we have split the South West Coast Path into ten stages.

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Scroll down to select a walking holiday covering your favourite stage.

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.

Customer reviews from the South West Coast Path

“Beautiful weather, friendly, helpful people!”
Mr Fischer, USA
“A great holiday and fabulous weather.”
Mr Stedman, UK
“One of my best walking trips in the UK. Fantastic scenery, great accommodation and interesting starting & finishing points. I didn't want it to end! I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys coastal walking with medium length distances between accommodation.”
Mr Brown, UK
“A great holiday covering a wonderful stretch of coastline. The stopping points were well thought out, with the distances being fine for anyone who is reasonably fit.”
Mr Simmons, UK
“It was just a fabulous week, scenery spectacular, some fantastic B&BS and great food.”
Dr Begley, UK
“All the accommodation was good.”
Mr Bond, UK
“Documentation was easy to follow and informative.”
Mr Clift, Australia
“It was great. It was everything we wanted. The scenery and history were amazing. We found we couldn't walk the distances we had signed up for, but we were able to get taxis to mid points to cut the walks shorter. Our hosts were helpful with helping us arrange this.”
Ms Kaplow, USA
“Didn’t know what to expect on this holiday but it exceeded all of my expectations. This part of the Devon/Cornwall coastline is spectacular. It can be a tough walk but the views and the scenery are exceptional.”
Mr Madge, UK
"Commemorative Boat at Budleigh Salterton" by Claire Renard (2018)
"Esplanade at Weymouth" by David Keogh (2018)
"Woody Bay and View to Crock Point" by Sigridur Hrafnkelsdottir (2018 Photo Competition Winner)
"Poltesco Footbridge" by David Hackett (2019)
"Trevaunance Cove" by David Hacket (2019)
"Walking on Bolberry Down" by Bob Parkinson (2019)
"Bay past St Ives" by Jeff Dell (2021)
"Along the Trail" by David Hackett (2021)
"Welcome to Budleigh Salterton" by Claire Renard (2018)
"Southern End of Fleet" by David Keogh (2018)
"Woody Bay and Heddons Mouth" by Sigridur Hrafnkelsdottir (2018)
"Common Lizard" by David Hackett (2019)
"Porth Mear" by David Hackett (2019)
"View back to Hoist Point" by Bob Parkinson (2019)
"Just past Sennen Cove" by Marc Campion (2019)
"Looe" by David Hackett (2021)
"Lulworth Cove" by John Wilkins (2019)
"Chimney near Trewavas Head" by Blais Brancheau (2018)
"Wild Meadow looking back at Exmouth" by Claire Renard (2018)
"Slope between Woody Bay and Heddons Mouth" by Sigridur Hrafnkelsdottir (2018)
"Trevone Bay" by David Hackett (2019)
"Dartmouth Marina" by Bob Parkinson (2019)
"On the Way to Sennen Cove" by Marc Campion (2019)
"Rame Head Chapel" by David Hackett (2021)
"Coastal Scene near Loe Bar" by Blais Brancheau (2018)
"Ocean View in Yearnor Wood" by Sigridur Hrafnkelsdottir (2018)
"Between Porth and Porthcothan" by Sandra Steel (2017)
"Blackpool Sands" by Bob Parkinson (2019)
"On the Way to Zennor" by Marc Campion (2019)
"Talland Bay" by David Hackett (2021)
"Porthleven" by David Conway (2018)
"Porth to Porthcothan" by Sandra Steel (2017)
"Near Gorran Haven" by Gesche Henningsen (2019)
"Newton Ferrers" by Bob Parkinson (2019)
"Just before Porthcurno" by Marc Campion (2019)
"Prussia Cove" by David Conway (2018)
"Just out of Sennen Cove" by Marc Campion (2019)
"St Michaels Mount" by David Conway (2018)
"Waymarker before Cape Cornwall" by David Hackett (2019)
"Wheal Prosper" by Harriet Ells (2017)
"Botallack Mine" by David Hackett (2019)
"Minack Theatre in Penzance" by Jinru Chen (2019)
"St. Michaels Mount" by Blais Brancheau (2018)
"Between St Ives and Zennor" by Blais Bracheau (2018)
"View from the Castle at St. Michaels Mount" by Anne Hemingway (2017
"Between Pendeen Watch and Sennen Cove" by Anne Hemingway (2017)
"Bay at St. Ives" by Anne Hemingway (2017)
"Lizrd Lighthouse" by Cornelia Selzer (2017)
"Botallack Mines" by Sandra Steel (2017)
"Minack Theatre" by Sandra Steel (2017)
"Pendeen Watch" by Sandra Steel (2017)
"Between Penzance and Porthleven" by Harriet Ells (2017)
"Along the Path" by Therese Larum (2017)
"Enjoying a Rest" by Therese Larum (2017)
"Which Way Next?" by Therese Larum (2017)
"Boscastle to Bude" by Sandra Steel (2017)
"Coffee Time" by Sandra Steel (2017)
"The Gannel" by Sandra Steel (2017)
"Hartland Quay" by Sandra Steel (2017)
"Constantine Bay" by Sandra Steel (2017)