The South West Coast Path: A Big Big Adventure that deserves a place on the ‘Must Do’ List

The South West Coast Path is a 630mile (1014km) route following the coastline from Minehead in Somerset around Cornwall and Devon and along the Jurassic coast to Poole Harbour in Dorset. Although most people choose to walk particular sections of the trail, for many it is one of the ‘must do’ long distance walks. With dramatic cliffs, seals and dolphins, secluded coves, and sandy beaches, it is of no surprise that the South West Coast Path is one of the most coveted long distance trails in the UK.

The average time taken to do the whole trail is 7-8 weeks and despite being so close to the sea the route climbs an impressive 35,000 metres of ascent! On sections of the trail it is quite possible that you will do more ‘uphill’ than ticking peaks in the mountains!

The route is well trodden and generally clearly signposted, however taking (and using) maps is definitely recommended. Not only do they help in terms of navigation, but locating your position on the map can help to give a sense of perspective (and achievement!) in terms of showing you where you are on your journey, and they help to reveal the stacks of interesting landmarks and coastal features along the way. The full route is available on the OS Landranger Series or perhaps more conveniently on the Harveys trail Specific Maps.

We are delighted to announce that this stunning trail is now fully documented on Adventure-Eyes.Com, all 52 sections of it from the very start at Minehead in Somerset through to the end at South Haven Point in Dorset.

Every section has its own page providing the crucial details about the the distance, height gain and loss, relevant maps, and weather forecasts for the particular section of the route!

You have the opportunity to view, and leave comments and tips about each section and of course we have a photo page dedicated to the trail. So if you have been lucky enough to do part, or all of the South West Coast Path it would be fantastic to hear and see your experiences!

We are also developing a portfolio of friendly, welcoming accommodation providers close to the trail. So, not only will you have all of the crucial trail information at your finger tips, you will also be able to quickly select and book the best accommodation for your adventure.

The three part Adventure Information Pack for the South West Coast Path is now available, providing you with all that you need in handy pocket size downloads.

Part One provides a general overview of the trail, together with useful information about what to expect, when to do the trail and where you can get further information.

Part Two provides Section Specific details from Section One of the South West Coast Path through to Section Twenty Six (Minehead to the Lizard). This includes maps, height gain and loss, where to obtain weather forecasts, relevant ferry times and contact details, together with notes sections for you to use as you complete the trail.

Part Three of the Adventure Information Pack provides the equivalent details for Section Twenty Seven of the trail through to the end, Section Fifty Two (the Lizard to South Haven Point).

Part Four will be available very soon and this will provide details of selected Accommodation Providers along the trail. So you will be able to plan your walk(s) and easily select and book where you stay too. *

So watch this space… and if you do head to the South West take the opportunity to get out on the trail – it really is very special. 

* We are currently collecting details of a selection of walker friendly accommodation providers along the South West Coast Path. If this description applies to you and you would be interested in supporting the work of Adventure Eyes, we would be delighted to include you in the Adventure Information Pack(s) and on the relevant pages of Adventure-Eyes.Com. So do get in touch via email: or call us on +44 (0)7792 370 344.

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