South West Coast Path
Devon Salcombe to Starcross
Relaxed Pace
Walking Holiday in the West Country of England

South Coast, Devon

Enjoy a self-guided walking holiday on part of the UK’s 630 mile long South West Coast Path, the longest of Britain’s 15 National Walking Trails.
The path starts in Minehead, Somerset, then goes along the north coast of Devon, around Cornwall and Land’s End, along the south coast of Devon, and then finally along the Dorset coast to Sandbanks and Poole Harbour.

In this section in Devon is between Salcombe and Starcross and we offer 1 itinerary.

South West Coast Path Salcombe to Starcross Map letsgowalking

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

We are based in the South West of England and all our team have detailed local knowledge of the whole of the South West Coast Path.
We don’t expect you to do the whole walking trail in one holiday!
Take your time and enjoy the scenery and wildlife.

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.

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

The South West Coast Path is based on the paths trodden by generations of coastguards as they patrolled the cliffs and coves searching for smugglers.

Exmoor meets the South West Coast Path with Lets Go Walking

The South West coastline is stunning with many changes of scenery: magnificent cliffs with views of Lundy, one of the largest sand dune systems in Britain now designated an area of special scientific interest, long winding estuaries with large flocks of wading birds, and vast expanses of sandy beaches making this area one of the UK’s most popular with surfers.

This is fast becoming the most popular walking holiday destination in the UK.

South West Coast Path 8 day itinerary
Salcombe to Starcross

6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1:
Arrive Salcombe or Starcross
Optional Day: optional extra day in Salcombe
Day 2: Salcombe to Torcross                    13 miles strenuous
Day 3: Torcross to Dartmouth                  10 miles moderate
Optional Day: optional extra day in Dartmouth
Day 4: Dartmouth to Brixham                    11 miles strenuous
Day 5: Brixham to Torquay                         8 miles moderate
Day 6: Torquay to Teignmouth                   11 miles strenuous
Day 7: Teignmouth to Starcross                 8 miles easy
Day 8: Depart after breakfast


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solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights in Salcombe and/or Dartmouth from £48.00 per person

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

2 ferries
This route connects with:
Dart Valley Trail
Exe Valley Way

Walking with Lets Go walking at Watermouth

The South West Coast Path passes through quaint Devon villages with cobbled streets, picturesque Cornish fishing villages, and headlands to rival Land’s End.

Bedruthen Steps Soth west Coast Path Lets go Walking

Porthcurno on SWCP walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

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.

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.

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

How to get there:

  • By Plane to Exeter where we can arrange transfer to Salcombe
  • By Car to Starcross where parking is available
  • By Train to Plymouth where we can arrange transfer to Salcombe
  • By Bus to Salcombe

Telephone Lines are open 7 days a week.

UK +44 (0)1837 880075
or +44 (0)207 193 1252

9am to 9pm
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Coastal Walking Holidays
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.

Our Coastal Walking Holidays include: