The South West Coast Path (SWCP) is 630 miles long and is the longest established National Trail in the country. Starting at Minehead in Somerset it runs along the coastline of Exmoor, continuing along the coast of North Devon into Cornwall. It follows the entire coastline of Cornwall, goes across the mouth of the River Tamar and continues into Devon. After running along the south coast of Devon it then follows the Dorset coastline before finally ending at Poole Harbour.
This website was created, and is maintained, by the South West Coast Path Association (SWCPA), the charity that looks after the Path and protects it for the enjoyment of everyone. For over a quarter of a century we have been championing the South West Coast Path to make it one of the world’s greatest trails. Since its designation as a National Trail in 1973, we have been working to establish, improve and protect the 630 mile route to make your experience on the Path the best it can be.