South West Coast Path

The longest waymarked footpath in the whole of Britain

About South West Coast Path

How brilliant is it, that in Cornwall and Penzance we host the longest, long-distance waymarked footpath in the UK!

The path was implemented as a National Trail in 1978 and it contains 115,000 feet of ascending and descending path. In fact, the UK is the only country in the world you can legally workaround. Each season can bring with it a different experience.

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Your Questions answered

All you need to know about South West Coast Path.

How long is the South West Coast Path?

The South West Coast Path extends up to 630 miles long (1,014 km). If you fancy walking the whole way, be prepared as this trip can take around 50 days! However, you will get some stunning scenery of the South West Peninsula.

Where does the South West Coast Path Start?

This trail starts in Minehead, Somerset and extends along Exmoor, through Devon and into Cornwall. After Cornwall it ranges along the South coast back into Devon and over the River Tamar before coming to an end along the Dorset coastline in Poole Harbour.

What is the highest point on the South West Coast Path?

The summit of the Great Hangman is the highest point of the entirety of the South West Coast Path. This section of path starts at Lynmouth and ends in Combe Martin village, from here you will get to see one of Exmoor’s greatest attractions, the Valley of Rocks.

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