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England’s longest and, many would say, finest walking trail is the 1000km (630 miles) long South West Coast Path from Poole to Minehead, of which almost half is in Cornwall.

The scenery along the South West Coast Path is spectacular. There are expansive views which highlight an enormous wealth of coastal scenery. From rugged cliffs to sandy beaches, from sleepy coves to marsh, capes and headlands.

The South West Coast region is very much a holiday county with beaches, famous Cornish pasties, pirates, shipwrecks and the roaring sea. It has been voted Britain’s favourite holiday region and for many good reasons.

Of course there are many popular tourist centres that you pass through when walking in Cornwall, but on the South West Coast Path you can really escape the crowds, dipping in and out of coves and harbours and ascending beside dramatic cliffs, up to high viewpoints, along promontories and back down to expansive beaches which out of the high season can be all but deserted. The climate is mild and even in bad weather the coastal landscape perhaps becomes even more dramatic.

Walkers' Britain offers a number of week-long, self guided South West Coast Path walking holidays along our favourite sections in Cornwall.

Discover the South West Coast Path on a self-guided walking holiday with Walkers' Britain.


 

Personal Experience of South West Coast Path

We are passionate about the South West Coast Path and our team have been walking this trail for over 4 decades. We are passionate about the UK, active holidays and delivering exceptional service.

Great Value Trips on the South West Coast Path

Our active holidays along the South West Coast Path are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. We take the stress out of organising your trip in England.

Local Knowledge of South West Coast Path

We place great emphasis on researching, planning and crafting innovative South West Coast Path itineraries to ensure you get the very best experience out of your trip.


 

Reducing waste

Our Waste Management Policy encourages our travellers to take their own reusable water bottles, coffee cups and reusable stuff sacks to avoid single use plastics.

Supporting local

In the English regions that we travel through tourism is the main source of income for many local people. We support them by working with local family run accommodations and suppliers so that your money actually assists the community that hosts you.

Paddock to plate

The paddock to plate concept is one we encourage by choosing to work with accommodations that source produce from local farms. This provides you with fresher meals and ensures your money directly assists local economies.



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