Stunning scenery along the South West Coast Path

South West Coast Path


A walkers paradise, the South West Coast path spans for 630 miles from Minehead on the edge of Exmoor to Poole Harbour in Dorset.

The South West Coast Path National Trail - 630 miles of stunning walking. From Minehead on the edge of the Exmoor National Park to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset it is the best way to enjoy the wonderful coastal scenery, wildlife and heritage.

Adventure and exhilaration or peace and tranquility - you can find them all and a lot more besides on the South West Coast Path. Where else in the world could you choose from 630 superb miles of coastal walking?

Whether you want to stroll for an hour or stride out for a week, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. There are even some easy-going sections of the Path that can be enjoyed by people with limited mobility, wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Always make sure you are suitably equipped both for your walk and for changing weather conditions. For your own safety, keep to the Coast Path and do not walk up to the cliff edge.

Occasionally cliff falls or landslips mean that sections of the South West Coast Path have to be closed. Temporary diversions that can occasionally be quite lengthy are put into place. When you are following the Path on the ground these changes will be clearly signed and should always be followed.

For routes, safety information and up to date news on any diversions please click on the link above.

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015