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

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South West Coast Path  South Devon, the English Riviera,
The Jurassic Coast and Dorset
  Torquay to Weymouth
  9 nights and 8 days Walking holiday

Enjoy a 81 mile self-guided walking holiday on the south coast of Devon and Dorset on the Jurassic Coast. Visit the Vicotrian resorts of Torquay, Exmouth, Sidmouth and Seaton and the famous town of Lyme Regis with its historic cobb. At Abbobsbury you can visit the Swannary and botanic gardens before finishing at Weymouth.

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:
81 miles
Min/max daily distance:
7/13 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
Grading:
easy to severe
Features:

Jurassic Coast
Lyme Regis Undercliff
This route connects with:
Exe Valley Way

South West Coast Path  South Devon, the English Riviera,
The Jurassic Coast and Dorset
  Torquay to Weymouth
  9 nights and 8 days Walking holiday

Day 1: Arrive at Torquay
You make your own way to Torquay. 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: Torquay to Teignmouth      11 miles   Strenuous
There is plenty to see and do on this section, from Kent’s Cavern to the Babbacombe Model Village. The path winds up and down, in and out through mature woodland as it makes its way through Oddicombe, Watcombe and Maidencombe. You can take the ferry across the River Teign to Teignmouth or walk across Shaldon Bridge.

Day 3: Teignmouth to Exmouth      8 miles   Easy
The South West Coast Path makes its way along the breakwater to Dawlish, famous for its black swans. After Dawlish Warren the path follows the River Exe to Starcross. From Starcross you take the ferry to Exmouth for your overnight stop

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Day 4: Exmouth to Sidmouth    13 miles     moderate/strenuous
This is the start of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The path leaves Exmouth and makes its way to Budleigh Salterton. You cut inland briefly to cross the River Otter and then along the top of the characteristic red sandstone cliffs of Devon to Sidmouth.

Day 5: Sidmouth to Seaton   10 miles   severe
Heading out of Sidmouth you cross the River Sid and make your way up to Salcombe Hill. Following an interesting zigzagging path along the cliffs you eventually come to the quaint village of Branscombe. Leaving Branscombe you walk through the Hooken Undercliff, a chaotic, jumbled wooded slope formed by a landslip in 1790, with red marls, yellow greensand and towers of chalk. After rounding Beer Head you walk through Beer and on to Seaton.

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Day 6: Seaton to Lyme Regis         7 miles     moderate
Walking through the Undercliff between Seaton and Lyme Regis is like being in a jungle. The rocky shores of Lyme Regis and Charmouth are famous for yielding fossils from the Jurassic period.

Optional Day or Days in Lyme Regis
Spend an extra day or days in Lyme Regis to relax and enjoy this historic seaside town

Day 7: Lyme Regis to Burton Bradstock    11.5 miles    Strenuous
The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre down at the beach is full of fossils and is worth a visit. The cliffs are unfortunately very unstable and so the coast path is a little way inland but still affords great views of the Isle of Portland.

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Day 8: Burton Bradstock to Abbotsbury      8 miles   Moderate
The cliffs here give way to the long pebbly beach of Chesil Bank. The pebbles are bean-sized at this end of the beach, and gradually get larger until they are potato sized on the Isle of Portland.

Optional Day in Abbotsbury: visit the swannery and botanical gardens

Day 9: Abbotsbury to Weymouth       13 miles      Moderate/Easy   upgrades available
On leaving Abbotsbury the path, surprisingly, does not go along Chesil Beach but works it way over rolling hills, through fields and past woodlands a little way in from the coast. Then it follows the shores of West Fleet Lagoon until reaching Ferry Bridge, where a narrow spit of lands connects with the Isle of Portland.

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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
Torquay to Weymouth

8 days walking and 9 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1:
Arrive Torquay
Day 2: Torquay to Teignmouth                     11 miles
Day 3:  Teignmouth to Exmouth                   8 miles
Day 4: Exmouth to Sidmouth                       13 miles
Day 5: Sidmouth to Seaton                          10 miles
Day 6: Seaton to Lyme Regis                         7 miles
Optional Day: optional extra day in Lyme Regis
Day 7: Lyme Regis to Burton Bradstock     11.5 miles
Day 8: Burton Bradstock to Abbotsbury       8 miles
Optional Day: optional extra day in Abbotsbury
Day 9: Abbotsbury to Weymouth                   13 miles
Day 10: Depart after breakfast

 

£810pp
dbl/twin

£1,071pp
single occ

£1,116pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £46.00 per person

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
South West Coast Path Torquay to Weymouth

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Weymouth
Hotel Rembrandt

double/twin
£55.00

single
please ask

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 Torquay
  • By Car to Torquay where parking is available
  • By Train to Torquay
  • By Bus to Torquay

Telephone Lines are open 7 days a week.

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