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.
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 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.
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 (free of charge)
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.