South West Coastal Path

The South West Coast Path is England’s longest waymarked long-distance footpath and a National Trail. It stretches for 630 miles, running from Minehead in Somerset, along the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, to Poole Harbour in Dorset

Now if you thinking of walking it like myself I have broken down the route to manageable stages which would be suitable for myself and the average walker.

StageStart PointEnd PointDistance (Miles)Ascend (Feet)
1Minehead, Somerset Porlock Wier, Somerset10.2 1519
2Porlock WierLynmouth, Somerset11.42008
3LynmouthCombe Martin, 13.32008
4Combe MartinWoolacombe, Devon14.12703
5Woolacombe, DevonBraunton, Devon151008
6Braunton, DevonInstow, Devon14.3430
7Instow, DevonWestward Ho, Devon8.1408
8Westward Ho, DevonClovelly, Devon11.32365
9Clovelly, DevonHartman Quay, Devon102037
10Hartman Quay, DevonBude, Cornwall14.33254
10Bude, CornwallCrackington Haven, Cornwall111958
11Crackington Haven, CornwallTintagel, Cornwall11.22611
12Tintagel, CornwallPort Iaasc, Cornwall8.82181
13Port Iaasc, CornwallPadstow, Cornwall
14Padstow, CornwallPorthcothan, Cornwall
15Porthcothan, CornwallNewquay, Cornwall
16Newquay, CornwallPerranporth, Cornwall
17Perranporth, CornwallPortreah, Cornwall
18Portreah, CornwallHayle, Cornwall
19Hayle, CornwallSt Ives, Cornwall
20St Ives, CornwallPendeen, Cornwall
21Pendeen, CornwallLands End, Cornwall
22Lands End, CornwallMousehole, Cornwall
23Mousehole, CornwallMarazion, Cornwall
24Marazion, CornwallPorthleven, Cornwall
25Porthleven, CornwallLizard, Cornwall
26Lizard, CornwallCoverack, Cornwall
27Coverack, CornwallHelford, Cornwall
28Helford, CornwallFalmouth, Cornwall
29Falmouth, CornwallPortloe, Cornwall
30Portloe, CornwallMevagissey, Cornwall
31Mavagissey, CornwallPar, Cornwall
32Par, CornwallPolperro, Cornwall
33Polperro, CornwallPortwrinkle, Cornwall
34Portwrinkle, CornwallPlymouth, Devon
35Plymouth, DevonRiver Yeam Crossing, Devon
36River Yeam Crossing, DevonBigbury, Devon
37Bigbury, DevonSalcombe, Devon
38Salcombe, DevonTorcross, Devon
39Torcross, DevonDartmouth, Devon
40Dartmouth, DevonBrixham, Devon
41Brixham, DevonBabbacombe, Devon
42Babbacombe, DevonExmouth, Devon
43Exmouth, DevonSidmouth, Devon
44Sidmouth, DevonSeaton, Devonh
45Seaton, Devon Seatown, Dorset
46Seatown, DorsetAbbotsbury, Dorset
47Abbotsbury, DorsetFerrybridge, Dorset
48Ferrybridge, DorsetFerrybridge, Dorset
49Ferrybridge, DorsetLulworth, Dorset
50Luworth, DorsetWorth Mavers, Dorset
51Worth Mavers, DorsetHaven Point, Dorset