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South West Coast Path National Trail

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Lansallos Cove West Combe

This is a small cove on the SWCP which deserves a special mention. It is a delightful place small... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
London, United Kingdom
Amazing views

I walked the coastal path from Padstow to Porthcothan on a beautiful morning in October. The walk... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Andy B
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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The South West Coast Path National Trail is one of the top walks to be found anywhere in the world.Where else can you walk along 630 miles of such superb coastline? The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational and every day walking it brings stunning new experiences.Whether you are looking for an afternoon stroll to take you to a beauty spot, or to embark on the challenge of hiking their entire route from Somerset's Minehead on the edge of Exmoor around to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset, or something in between, you’ve come to the right place.
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a small cove on the SWCP which deserves a special mention. It is a delightful place small and somewhat isolated it is great for a getaway beach. Sheltered sandy and south facing it is delightful. Never mind the kelp beds on the foreshore...they...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I walked the coastal path from Padstow to Porthcothan on a beautiful morning in October. The walk is moderate level (you need to be reasonably fit but not an olympic athlete 😀.) The views are stunning and saw plenty of wildlife, highly recommended for those...More

1  Thank Andy B
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We've been walking bits of the national trail on visits to the SW in the last few years. This time we covered a few miles both east and west out of Weymouth this week. Using local buses and walking back gives the best option for...More

Thank GreyTrippers
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Even if you don't walk the entire 630 miles, try one of the sections and you will get hooked.. The views are stunning for almost the entire path, and the accomodations and pubs along the way add to the experience.

1  Thank Stefan S
Reviewed 7 June 2016

The SW Coast Path is huge. It goes across a massive chunk of SW England and covers about 630 miles. A good way to visit it is to choose a portion of it to walk, and you can find many such walks on the SW...More

3  Thank iamapizza
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Did one of the National Trust loop hikes from Bostcastle that went both along the coast and inland through the Valency Valley. Both aspects of the hike were great. Trails are not that well marked so you have to keep your eyes open. It was...More

2  Thank Sabrina_T82
Reviewed 27 November 2015

A bit late writing my review! I walked all 630 miles between 17 April and 27 May 2007, What a wonderful experience, I set off and walked alone although with an Australian young lady for about 5 days who I met up with along the...More

5  Thank Charles M
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Another 4 legs ticked off the fabulously rewarding South West Coastal Path walk. We walked this time from Charlestown to Portwrinkle. Hard going at times in the balmy September sun but well rewarded by the views, the lovely people we met en route, the pubs...More

3  Thank FarleyPowell
Reviewed 18 September 2015

This hike took us 56 days over four trips to the UK. We have hike all over the world and this is the best long distance hike -- 630 miles -- we have ever done. It is hard. The elevation gain over the 630 mile...More

6  Thank JimW551
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Walked from portwrinkle to st Mawes after seeing Tony Robinson do this in a TV programme. All the b and bs on thermal were fab. Was harder in parts than expected. Talland to polruan was a killer and only 8 miles but we're lime mountain...More

3  Thank belfastlass17
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Alejandra V
Hi! We are doing a week hike with our kids aged 12 and 10 on the south coastal path. Which section would you recommend as beautiful but not TOO hard?
23 January 2017|
Response from SW_Coast_Path_Team | Property representative |
Hi, Take a look on our website for ideas - check out the walking break pages. 2 sections which are particularly stunning are the far west of Cornwall, and Weymout to Poole on the Jurassic Coast. Both of these are World... More
We are mid 60's females from Canada who are used to hiking in fairly rugged terrain on the West Coast of British Columbia. We are planning a trip in mid September to Cornwall and would like advice on which section would best suit us. We would be walking for 5 or 6 days. Any suggestions on tour companies, sections where there are good views, historic sites, accessible villages? It is such a long path we don't know where to focus.
28 March 2016|
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Response from SW_Coast_Path_Team | Property representative |
Hi have you checked out the planning pages of the South West Coast Path website? Here you'll find lots of ideas and description and highlights of each days walk
Dear Charles, What type of weather did you encounter. We are thinking of walking some of the train in mid-March. What is your advice for this time period? Thanks you.
11 December 2015|
Response from Charles M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay, only just spotted the question. You can never be too sure about the weather, I always go for April time trying to miss bank holidays and school holidays so that it is easier to find accommodation as I... More