630 miles of memory making

Whether you’re looking for a challenging long-distance hike, a place to visit on your next holiday or simply somewhere to go walking or running for the day, the South West Coast Path has it all.

The ultimate long-distance challenge

For decades, the South West Coast Path (SWCP) has attracted long-distance walkers from all over the country and indeed, the world. This 630-mile National Trail has been described by travel guru the Lonely Planet as walking at its most diverse, most spectacular and most delicious’. It also features in their books Epic Hikes of the World & Epic Hikes of Europe and is truly one of the world’s greatest trails. Ready to take it on?

A destination that will have you coming back for more

Long-distance walking isn’t for everyone, but we all like a good holiday! The South West Coast Path takes you to and through some of the most popular holiday destinations in England and once you discover what it has to offer, you’ll be coming back every year. Whether you’re a budget backpacker, culture vulture, foodie fanatic or thrill seeker, the SWCP is the perfect place to inspire the trip of a lifetime. 

A place to connect with nature, yourself & loved ones

The Coast Path is a place that positively impacts the lives of many. It connects numerous coastal communities and plays an important role in people’s lives by offering somewhere to connect with the natural world around us. It supports both our physical and mental wellbeing, giving each and every one of us a place to escape the pace of modern living. A place to go by ourselves, or with family and friends to socialise and make memories. Beyond the 630-mile linear route, we have mapped out hundreds of walks of varying lengths that can be enjoyed by anyone wanting to benefit from the joys of walking.  

Trail running at its very best

Whether you’re just starting out with trail running or training for your next ultra-marathon, the South West Coast Path is an absolute haven for runners. This 630-mile playground boasts some of the most scenic running around, and with the changing seasons transforming the route on an almost daily basis, not two runs are ever the same. There are also lots of popular trail running events you can take part in if you’re looking for something more organised. Don’t forget to look for Coast Path Friendly Events as these support our work to look after the trail.


Look out for our Way Makers

Any business listed on this website or in our Guidebook is a Way Maker and helping us to look after this amazing trail. As well as helping to make your experience truly unforgettable! 

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