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South West Coast Path National Trail

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Address: Lands End, Plymouth TR19 7AA, England

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There are a number of sections of the coast path that can be walked in sections between Plymouth and Hope Cove, all have there own mysteries and grandeur. One needs to experience... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a number of sections of the coast path that can be walked in sections between Plymouth and Hope Cove, all have there own mysteries and grandeur. One needs to experience them to get their own personal "KICK".

Thank JagerPlymouth
Fareham, United Kingdom
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570 reviews
271 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I only walked a small stretch of this excellent path and it provides excellent views but some challenging walking. Stretches can be steep and it is very hilly.

Thank Phil P
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Thev SW coastal path is wonderful. Gets you off the beaten path and into beautiful countryside and views. Some parts are more challenging than others but the path offers something for everybody. Have done several hikes now and not one disappointment.

Thank Anthony E
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Some of the very best of the English coastal walkways, all well maintained with great villages on route

Thank iangreen2016
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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936 reviews
264 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 607 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Just walking a short section of the South West Cost Path, makes me realize just how unfit I am, I have to get out and walk more and this is a perfect place to start, with great views as you walk along the Cornish coast.

Thank saf7670
Churchill, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I spent a week with my dog near Salcombe trying out the path for future reference. I am going to walk the whole route and wanted to see how my dog coped. The scenery is stunning and route most enjoyable. Not suitable for less than fit people though as there are steep parts.

Thank Jude H
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I have walked 44% of the path so far and hope to keep doing more. I live on the South Coast so have done many sections on more than one occasion. Some sections are better than others but I have never had a day that has not been enjoyable and rewarding in some way.

Thank Neil O
Tucson, Arizona
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367 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Every section is a beautiful walk and you can customize your outing to any length. Even back-tracking to go back to your car gives you new views for your awe-ing pleasure!

Thank CarolRororo
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101 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Excellent coastal walk. The terrain is not too difficult & the views are world class. A large amount of the surrounding coast is owned by The National Trust & there are several NT properties nearby well worth a visit.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 April 2016

Why go abroad when there is 630 miles of stunning coast line walking from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset. Great walking and scenery guaranteed throughout. I recommend walking in the Spring or Autumn mainly because it is easier to obtain accommodation. My wife and I completed this is 4-5 sessions from 2010 to 2015. Huge fun.

Thank Maturetravellers2015

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