Route: From Plymouth to Poole

Overview

The final challenge!

Leaving the vibrant city of Plymouth, the Path then enters the South Hams where the finest coastline of South Devon is to be found and this diverse journey will take you through picturesque locations such as Blackpool Sands, a sheltered bay surrounded by evergreens and pines, into the quaint historic maritime town of Dartmouth, along roller coaster cliffs leading toward dramatic Berry Head and into the bustling fishing port of Brixham. 

Passing more pretty coves at Elberry, Broadsands and Goodrington, the walk will then take you onward over red sandstone cliffs leading to Torquay.  The walk moves on to a roller-coaster journey overseeing the vibrant red sandstone rocks, stacks and headlands of East Devon culminating in the heart of the World Heritage site at the Jurassic Coast of Dorset.

There are some severe sections and others with easier grades but all bring the reward of beautiful views : dramatic and isolated headlands;  cliffs descending to unspoilt quiet coves;  lush wooded countryside;  unspoilt shaded valleys, wild rocky coastal stacks - whilst sharing the journey taken by smugglers and pirates in bygone days - all with the backdrop of the ever present sights and sounds of the sea not far away along the many miles of this wonderful West Country coastline.

So.............is this the challenge for you ?


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.


INCLUDED

All our holiday packages include:

  • Overnight accommodation staying at carefully selected B&Bs, Inns and Hotels
  • A detailed holiday pack
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transport from path to accommodations if necessary
  • Maps
  • Guidebook
  • Emergency support.

NOT INCLUDED

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
  • Travel Insurance

Itinerary & Costs

This itinerary is walking average distances each day and most walkers would choose this option.

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 just over 2 weeks spare you may want to consider walking 1/3 of the path.


The Daily Itinerary

Click on a day for further information.

Day 1: Arrive
Plymouth
- Day 2: Walking
Plymouth (Barbican) to Noss Mayo
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Cross the River Yealm by short ferry journey.

- Day 3: Walking
Noss Mayo to Bigbury on Sea
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

Cross the River Erme which is tide dependent.

- Day 4: Walking
Bigbury on Sea to Salcombe
Distance: 13 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous

Cross the River Avon by short ferry journey.

- Day 5: Walking
Salcombe to Beesands/Torcross
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Crossing Kingsbridge Estuary by ferry.

Day 6: Walking
Beesands/Torcross to Dartmouth
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Easy/Strenuous
- Day 7: Walking
Dartmouth to Brixham
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Ferry crossing from Dartmouth to Kingswear.

Day 8: Walking
Brixham to Babbacombe
Distance: 13 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 9: Walking
Babbacombe to Exmouth
Distance: 14.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous/Easy

Two ferry journeys required. One from Shaldon to Teignmouth and one from Starcross to Exmouth.

Day 10: Walking
Exmouth to Sidmouth
Distance: 12.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Day 11: Walking
Sidmouth to Seaton
Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Strenuous
Day 12: Walking
Seaton to Lyme Regis
Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 13: Walking
Lyme Regis to West Bay
Distance: 10 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 14: Walking
West Bay to Abbotsbury
Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 15: Walking
Abbotsbury to Weymouth
Distance: 14 miles Difficulty: Easy
Day 16: Walking
Weymouth to Lulworth
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
- Day 17: Walking
Lulworth to Worth Matravers
Distance: 13 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Lulworth Range is only open on certain dates to allow walkers to pass through. It includes most weekends, and public holidays. click here to check your dates

Day 18: Walking
Worth Matravers to Poole
Distance: 15 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
 

What's Included

  • 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 every morning. 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 (free of charge)
  • Phone line support between the hours of 0900-1900, 7 days a week for the length of your holiday.

Optional Extras

The following items are optional and can be removed to reduce the cost of your holiday.

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Holiday Summary

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Itinerary

17 Days / 18 Nights 12 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 3


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


What's Included
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Cost £1,483 per person

Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room


Total Cost £2,966

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