THE SOUTH WEST COAST PATH NATIONAL TRAIL IS ONE OF THE TOP WALKS TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD – THERE ARE NOT MANY PLACES WHERE YOU WALK ALONG 630 MILES OF SUCH SUPERB COASTLINE!
The inspiration extends to the wildlife, scenery, heritage and genealogy as you venture along your chosen route. The path was originated as a route for the Coastguard to walk from one lighthouse to another to keep a patrol on impending smugglers. The guards needed a view down to each bay and cove and, as a result, the path often provides exceptional views but is therefore not the most direct route from A to B. No longer used by the Coastguard, the path is now open to recreational walkers.
Below is a list of places along the South West Coast Path.