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 ?
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Recommended dates to walk this route
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.
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Cross the River Yealm by short ferry journey.
Cross the River Erme which is tide dependent.
Cross the River Avon by short ferry journey.
Crossing Kingsbridge Estuary by ferry.
Ferry crossing from Dartmouth to Kingswear.
Two ferry journeys required. One from Shaldon to Teignmouth and one from Starcross to Exmouth.
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
The following items are optional and can be removed to reduce the cost of your holiday.
17 Days / 18 Nights 12 miles daily avg
Number in Group: 2
Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room
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