South West Coast Path
Walking Holiday
South Devon, The English Riviera Plymouth to Torquay
9 nights and 8 days walking

South West Coast Path, Devon

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


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South West Coast Path  South Devon, the English Riviera
  Plymouth to Torquay
  9 nights and 8 days Walking holiday

Enjoy a 76 mile self-guided walking holiday on the south coast of Devon from Plymouth to Torquay on the South West Coast Path.
Visit the famous ports of Dartmouth and Salcombe and the towns of Brixham and Torquay on the English Riviera.

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.
Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.
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.

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.

Suggested Tour Duration:
9 nights, 8 days walking
Total Distance:
76 miles
Min/max daily distance:
6/13 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
easy to strenuous

2 ferries
This route connects with:
Dart Valley Way
Two Moors Way

South West Coast Path  South Devon, the English Riviera,
  Plymouth to Torquay
  9 nights and 8 days Walking holiday

Day 1: Arrive at Plymouth
You make your own way to Plymouth. We can assist with rail and coach transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of the walk.


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Day 2: Plymouth to Newton Ferrers    7 miles    Easy
Leaving Plymouth you make your way around to Mount Batten Point and follow a very pleasant path along the east side of Plymouth Sound towards Wembury Point. After a laze on Wembury Beach a short stroll takes you to Warren Point and the ferry across the River Yealm to Newton Ferrers. At Wembury the South West Coast Path connects with the Two Moors Way.

Day 3: Newton Ferrers to Bigbury-on-Sea  13 miles   Easy, then Strenuous
You start the day with another ferry across Newton Creek, followed by a delightful walk around to the River Erme, which you have to wade across at low tide. The path now becomes a little more undulating before it arrives at Bigbury-on-Sea. Burgh Island can be visited by walking across the sands, or by ‘sea tractor’ if the tide is in. The art deco hotel was an inspiration to Agatha Cristie.

Burgh Island with Letsgowalking

Bantham with

Day 4: Bigbury-on-Sea to Hope Cove   6 miles      Strenuous
You day walking on the South West Coast Path starts with the ferry across the River Avon to the little Devon village of Bantham. Followed by  a fairly easy walk into Hope with its two villages of Outer and Inner Hope.


Day 5: Bigbury-on-Sea to Salcombe   8 miles      Strenuous
After Hope Cove the South west Coast Path goes out to Bolt Tail and Bolt Head, after which you turn towards Starehole Bay and Salcombe. Many clients stop and visit the National Trust house and gardens of Overbeck’s before reaching the lovely Devon town of Salcombe.

South West Coast Path Salcombe Letsgowalking

Optional Day: Salcombe
Spend an extra day in Salcombe to relax and enjoy the town, take a ferry ride up the Kingsbridge Estuary to Kingsbridge.

Walkers on the South west Coast path with Letsgowalking

Day 6: Salcombe to Torcross    13 miles     Strenuous
Optional transfer from Starcross to Salcombe if arriving by car. You start the day on the ferry from Salcombe to East Portlemouth. Then you follow a rugged path out toward Prawle Point, the southernmost point in Devon. The path is quite stunning between Prawle Point and Start Point, and then you walk the long shingle beach to Torcross

Day 7: Torcross to Dartmouth   10 miles   Moderate
The South West Coast Path follows the shingle ridge which separates Start Bay from the reed-fringed Slapton Ley, the largest natural lake in the West Country. The Nature Reserve hosts ducks, grebes, swans, herons and otters. As you reach Dartmouth you are treated to a magnificent view of Dartmouth Castle. At Dartmouth the South West Coast Path connects with the Dart Valley Trail.

Dartmouth South west Coast Path letsgowalking

Dartmouth Walking holidays with Letgowalking

Optional Day: Dartmouth
Spend an extra day in Dartmouth to relax and enjoy the town, take a ferry ride up the River Dart to Totnes or a steam train ride to Paignton.

Day 8: Dartmouth to Brixham    11 miles     Strenuous
Dartmouth, built on a natural deep-water channel, has been favoured as a port since the 12th century. You take the ferry to Kingswear then follow the path as it follows wooded slopes with fine views across to Dartmouth Castle. An energetic walk brings you to Sharkham Point and Berry Head, before arriving in Brixham.

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Torquay Harbour with walking holidays

Day 9: Brixham to Torquay    8 miles    Moderate
Brixham is a working fishing port which contains a replica of the Golden Hind, Sir Francis Drake’s vessel from 1577-80. The path follows rocky headlands, dense woodland, secluded bays and little parks as it makes its way through Paignton and on to Torquay. At Torquay the South West Coast Path connects with the Dart Valley Trail.

Day 10: Depart after breakfast
Depart after breakfast or extend your holiday and spend some time in the area.
We can transfer you to your car or station

South West Coast Path 10 day itinerary
Plymouth to Torquay

8 days walking and 9 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1:
Arrive Plymouth
Day 2: Plymouth to Newton Ferrers                     7 miles
Day 3: Newton Ferrers to Bigbury on Sea          13 miles
Day 4: Bigbury on Sea to Salcombe                      6 miles
Day 5:  Hope Cove to Salcombe                            8 miles
Optional Day: optional extra day in Salcombe
Day 6: Salcombe to Torcross                               13 miles
Day 7: Torcross to Dartmouth                             10 miles
Optional Day: optional extra day in Dartmouth
Day 8: Dartmouth to Brixham                              11 miles
Day 9: Brixham to Torquay                                   8 miles
Day 10: Depart after breakfast


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solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £46.00 per person

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

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 Exeter or Bournemouth where we can arrange transfer to Plymouth
  • By Car to Plymouth where parking is available
  • By Train to Plymouth
  • By Bus to Plymouth

Telephone Lines are open 7 days a week.

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or +44 (0)207 193 1252

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