South West Coast Path
Somerset and Devon
Minehead to Barnstaple
Walking Holiday in England

Walking holiday on South West Cost Path with Let's Go Walking

Minehead start of the South West Coast Path with Lets go Walking

Walking holiday on the UK’s South West Coast Path in Somerset and Devon
from Minehead to Barnstaple with optional trip to Lundy.

next section Barnstaple to Bude

Enjoy a 68 mile self-guided walking holiday on the first section of the South West Coast Path from Minehead to Barnstaple. The terrain is varied from Exmoor sweeping down to the sea,
to the long beaches at Woolacombe.

We offer 2 itineraries on this section.

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Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.
The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.
We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.
We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.
Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest choices of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

South West Coast Path 8 day itinerary
Minehead to Barnstaple

6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:               
Day 1: Arrive Minehead
Day 2: Minehead to Porlock                8 miles moderate
Day 3: Porlock to Lynmouth                14 miles moderate
Day 4: Lynmouth to Combe Martin     13 miles strenuous
Day 5: Combe Martin to Ilfracombe    5 miles strenuous
Optional Day to visit Lundy
Day 6: Ilfracombe to Croyde               14 miles strenuous
Day 7: Croyde to Barnstaple               14 miles easy
Day 8: Depart after breakfast

£620pp
dbl/twin

£833pp
single occ

£868pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra night in Ilfracombe and day trip to Lundy from £90.00 per person

Suggested Tour Duration:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
68 miles
Min/max daily distance:
5/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
Grading:
easy to strenuous
Features:

boat trip to Lundy (optional)
Exmoor National Park
This route connects with:
South West Coast Path Barnstaple to Bude
Somerset Coast Path
Coleridge Way
Tarka Trail
Macmillan Way West
Two Moors Way

South West Coast Path 12 day itinerary
Minehead to Barnstaple

10 days walking and 11 nights

Suggested Itinerary:               
Day 1: Arrive Minehead
Day 2: Minehead to Porlock                      8 miles moderate
Day 3: Porlock to County Gate                 8 miles moderate
Day 4: County Gate to Lynmouth             6 miles moderate
Day 5: Lynmouth to Heddons Mouth        7 miles strenuous
Day 6: Heddons Mouth to Combe Martin 6 miles strenuous
Day 7: Combe Martin to Ilfracombe          5 miles strenuous
Optional Day to visit Lundy
Day 8: Ilfracombe to Woolacombe            7 miles strenuous
Day 9:  Woolacombe to Saunton               7 miles easy
Day 10: Saunton to Braunton                    8 miles easy
Day 11:  Braunton to Barnstaple                6 miles easy
Day 12: Depart after breakfast

£990pp
dbl/twin

£1,039pp
single occ

£1,364pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra night in Ilfracombe and day trip to Lundy from £90.00 per person

Suggested Tour Duration:
11 nights, 10 days walking
Total Distance:
68 miles
Min/max daily distance:
5/8 miles
Average Daily distance:
7 miles
Grading:
easy to strenuous
Features:

boat trip to Lundy (optional)
Exmoor National Park
This route connects with:
South West Coast Path Barnstaple to Bude
Somerset Coast Path
Coleridge Way
Tarka Trail
Macmillan Way West
Two Moors Way

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.

Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

What’s included
in your UK walking holiday
on the South West Coast Path

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • guide book
  • Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
on the South West Coast Path

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
  • day trip to Lundy
 

What’s not included
in your UK walking holiday
on the South West Coast Path

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

How to get there:

  • By Plane to Bristol where we can arrange transfer to Minehead
  • By Car to Minehead where parking is available
  • By Train to Taunton where we can arrange transfer to Minehead
  • By Bus to Minehead

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We have coastal walking holidays in the UK in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands.

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