South West Coast Path
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Walking Holiday in the West Country of England

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

Enjoy a self-guided walking holiday on 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.

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

This suggested itinerary is based on the National Trails Guide Books.

National Trail guide Minehead to Padstow with letsgowalking walking holidays

National Trail Guide Padstow to falmouth walking holidays with letsgowalking

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Bedruthen Steps Soth west Coast Path Lets go Walking

Porthcurno on SWCP walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

South West Coast Path 16 day itinerary
Minehead to Padstow

14 days walking and 15 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 Woolacombe 13 miles strenuous
Day 6: Woolacombe to Braunton         15 miles moderate then easy
Day 7: Braunton to Instow                   14 miles easy
Day 8: Instow to Westward Ho!           11 miles easy
Day 9: Westward Ho! to Clovelly         11 miles strenuous
Day 10: Clovelly to Hartland Quay       10 miles moderate to strenuous
Day 11: Hartland Quay to Bude             15 miles severe
Day 12: Bude to Crackington Haven      10 miles strenuous
Day 13: Crackington Haven to Tintagel   11 miles strenuous
Day 14: Tintagel to Port Isaac                  9 miles severe
Day 15: Port Issac to Padstow                12 miles strenuous
Day 16:
Depart after breakfast

£1,350pp
dbl/twin

£1,785pp
single occ

£1,860pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Suggested Tour Duration:
15 nights, 14 days walking
Total Distance:
167 miles
Min/max daily distance:
8/15 miles
Average Daily distance:
12 miles
Grading:
easy to severe
Features:
Exmoor National Park
Lynton Fenicular Railway
Clovelly
Port Isaac
Tintagel
Padstow
This route connects with:
Somerset Coast Path
Coleridge Way
Two Moors Way
Macmillan Way West
Tarka Trail
Saints Way

National Trail guide Minehead to Padstow with letsgowalking walking holidays

South West Coast Path 16 day itinerary
Padstow to Falmouth

14 days walking and 15 nights

Suggested Itinerary:               
Day 1: Arrive Padstow
Day 2: Padstow to Porthcothan                14 miles easy
Day 3: Porthcothan to Newquay               11 miles moderate
Day 4: Newquay to Perranporth               11 miles   Moderate
Day 5: Perranporth to Portreath              12 miles   Strenuous
Day 6: Portreath to Hayle                         12 miles    Moderate 
Day 7: Hayle to Zennor                             12 miles    Severe
Day 8: Zennor to St Just                             11 miles   Severe
Day 9: St Just to Porthcurno                      12 miles    Moderate
Day 10: Porthcurno to Penzance               12 miles    Strenuous
Optional day: optional day trip to Isles of Scilly and/or rest day in Penzance
Day 11: Penzance to Porthleven                 14 miles     Strenuous
Day 12: Porthleven to Lizard                      14 miles    moderate
Day 13: Lizard to Coverack                         11 miles    Strenuous 
Day 14: Coverack to Mawnan Smith         14 miles      Moderate
Day 15: Mawnan Smith to Falmouth         10 miles      Moderate
Day 16: Depart after breakfast

£1,350pp
dbl/twin

£1,785pp
single occ

£1,860pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra night in Penzance from £48.00 per person
Extra night in Penzance and day trip to Isles of Scilly from £105 per person

Suggested Tour Duration:
15 nights, 14 days walking
Total Distance:
168 miles
Min/max daily distance:
6/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
12 miles
Grading:
easy to severe
Features:
Padstow
tin mines
Land’s End
Porthcurno
Minack Open Air Theatre
Isles of Scilly
Lizard Peninsula
This route connects with:
Saints Way

National Trail Guide Padstow to falmouth walking holidays with letsgowalking

South West Coast Path 17 day itinerary
Falmouth to Exmouth

15 days walking and 16 nights

Suggested Itinerary:               
Day 1: Arrive Falmouth
Day 2: Falmouth to Portloe         14 miles   Easy, then Strenuous
Day 3: Portloe to Mevagissey     12 miles     Strenuous
Optional Day in Mevagissey to visit Lost Gardens of Heligan
Day 4: Mevagissey to Par            11 miles    Strenuous 
Day 5: Par to Polperro                  13 miles    Strenuous  
Day 6: Polperro to Portwrinkle    13 miles    Strenuous  
Day 7: Portwrinkle to Plymouth   15 miles   Moderate
Day 8: Plymouth to Newton Ferrers    7 miles    Easy
Day 9: Newton Ferrers to Bigbury-on-Sea  13 miles   Easy, then Strenuous
Day 10: Bigbury-on-Sea to Salcombe   14 miles      Strenuous
Optional Day in Salcombe
Day 11: Salcombe to Torcross           13 miles     Strenuous
Day 12: Torcross to Dartmouth        10 miles   Moderate
Optional Day in Dartmouth
Day 13: Dartmouth to Brixham          11 miles     Strenuous
Day 14: Brixham to Torquay               8 miles    Moderate
Day 15: Torquay to Teignmouth         11 miles   Strenuous
Day 16: Teignmouth to Exmouth        8 miles   Easy
Day 17: Depart after breakfast

£1,440pp
dbl/twin

£1,904pp
single occ

£1,984pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Suggested Tour Duration:
16 nights, 15 days walking
Total Distance:
174 miles
Min/max daily distance:
7/15 miles
Average Daily distance:
12 miles
Grading:
easy to strenuous
Features:
Lost Gardens of Heligan
Dartmouth
This route connects with:
Saints Way
Two Moors Way
Dart Valley Trail
Exe Valley Way

South West Coast Path 13 day itinerary
Exmouth to South Haven Point/Poole/Bournemouth

11 days walking and 12 nights

Suggested Itinerary:               
Day 1: Arrive Exmouth
Optional Day in Exmouth
Day 2: Exmouth to Sidmouth                  13 miles     Moderate/Strenuous
Day 3: Sidmouth to Seaton                     10 miles   Severe
Day 4: Seaton to Lyme Regis                    7 miles     Moderate
Optional Day in Lyme Regis
Day 5: Lyme Regis to Burton Bradstock.    11.5 miles    Strenuous
Day 6: Burton Bradstock to Abbotsbury        8 miles   Moderate
Optional day in Abbotsbury to visit Swanery and/or botanical gardens
Day 7: Abbotsbury to Weymouth              13 miles      Moderate/Easy
Day 8: Isle of Portland                                13 miles     Moderate
Day 9: Weymouth to Lulworth Cove          12 miles   Strenuous
Day 10: Lulworth Cove to Kingston            10 miles    Severe
Day 11: Kingston to Swanage                        10 miles   Severe
Day 12: Swanage to South Haven Point/Sandbanks or Poole or Bournemouth   7.5 or 12.5 miles      Moderate
Day 13: Depart after breakfast

£1,080pp
dbl/twin

£1,428pp
single occ

£1,488pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Suggested Tour Duration:
12 nights, 11 days walking
Total Distance:
121 miles
Min/max daily distance:
7/13 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
Grading:
easy to severe
Features:
Lyme Regis Undercliff
Abbotsbury Swanery and Botanical Gardens
Portland Bill
Lulworth Cove
Durdle Door
This route connects with:
Purbeck Way
England Coast Path

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.

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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: