Fancy a challenge? ...but a challenge with amazing, memorable views and experiences?
Walk the Trail has split the entire 630 mile coast path down into 3 parts
The South West Coast Path starts on the sea front at Minehead in Somerset, with amazing views across the Bristol Channel to the Welsh coast. Initially, you climb up to the high cliffs with extensive views inland over Exmoor and cross deep valleys sheltering once flourishing harbours and fishing villages, interspersed with woodlands that restrict views to the sea.
Entering North Devon, the terrain is softer, but by no means easy, as it weaves in and out of tiny coves and headlands, passing beautiful Porlock, stunning Lynmouth and Lynton and Great Hangman, at 1043 feet, the highest point on the SWCP.
The rugged and dramatic landscape continues along the Atlantic Coast of North Cornwall: high sheer cliffs and rocky contorted headlands expose amazing rock strata and protect several secret sandy coves. The lush green landscape of North Devon is a distant memory. Any trees to be found are likely to be in the sheltered valleys, between cliff top headlands that are protected from the strong westerly winds.
This is a coastline that is largely unspoilt by recent urbanization; headlands and coves dominate. Long stretches of beach are exceptions, rather than the rule. The villages tend to be small and quaint.
Walk the Trail offers 3 itineraries along this route to cater for all levels of walker. If, you feel that you'd like something different, just ask.
All our holiday packages include:
Overnight accommodation staying at carefully selected B&Bs, Inns and Hotels
A detailed holiday pack
Transport from path to accommodations if necessary
Our holiday packages do not include:
Transport to and from the start and end of the holiday, unless stated. We can help you with your options.
Packed Lunches and Evening Meals
Recommended dates to walk this route
Itinerary & Costs
This itinerary is walking smaller distances each day and is for leisurely walkers.
At 630 miles long, the South West Coast Path to most is considered too much to walk in one go. But, if you'd still like to complete it and have 3 weeks spare you may want to consider walking 1/3 of the path.
Accommodation for the length of your holiday including the night before you start walking and the evening after your final day's walking in good quality B&Bs, Inns and small hotels. This will be en-suite wherever possible.
Breakfast - This may be a full cooked or continental option depending on accommodation. Evening meals can be arranged with certain accommodations for an additional charge.
A Personalised Holiday Pack containing maps and addresses for accommodations, pick up points and daily mileage information.
Luggage transfers between each accommodation. 1 bag per person up to 20 kilograms. Additional bags can be added upon request.
If you are crossing a river using a ferry or on foot at low tide then we will provide you with the relevant information to assist.
If required, path to accommodation or round river transfers.
Phone line support between the hours of 0900-1900, 7 days a week for the length of your holiday.
The following items are optional and can be removed to reduce the cost of your holiday.