South West Coast Path

In a country full of epic walking trails, the South West Coast Path is the longest of them all, running for 630 miles (1,014 km) along the stunning coastline of south west England. 

The route is packed with spectacular coastal scenery, quaint fishing villages, and wonderful wildlife, not to mention some of the best beaches in England!

Our self-guided walking holidays on the South West Coast Path (SWCP) include door-to-door baggage transfers, carefully selected accommodation, guidebook/map, our emergency contact number, and all you need to enjoy a memorable, stress-free hiking experience.

Send us an enquiry today and start planning your walking adventure with Absolute Escapes. We currently offer the following sections of the South West Coast Path:

Padstow to Penzance

The unmissable section of the South West Coast Path between Padstow and Penzance takes in secluded beaches, surfing hotspots, the vibrant towns of St Ives and Padstow, as well as Land’s End, the awe-inspiring Minack Theatre, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cornish Mining.

The ancient Celtic kingdom of Cornwall has a long history of mining, fishing, and smuggling - industries which have since faded away as it has reinvented itself as one of the most creative corners of Britain. Art galleries, museums and world-class restaurants sit alongside a truly stunning coastline.

If you're keen to find out more about walking this section of the SWCP, check out our blog Capturing the Cornish Coast from Padstow to Penzance.

St Ives on the South West Coast Path

> Distance: 107.5 miles (172 km)

> Duration: 7 to 11 days according to choice

> Prices from: £ 550.00 per person

Selected highlights:

•  The foodie paradise of Padstow

•  The artist's town of St Ives - home of The Tate

•  The Minack Theatre - an open air theatre carved into the side of a cliff

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Exmouth to Lyme Regis

The section of the South West Coast Path from Exmouth to Lyme Regis takes in part of the Jurassic Coast - England’s first natural UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This coastline is renowned for its rugged beauty, dramatic cliffs, wildlife and picturesque coastal villages. It begins at the red Triassic rocks of Exmouth, and travels the length of the East Devon coast to Lyme Regis in Dorset. 

View along the Jurassic Coast of Devon

> Distance: 30 miles (48 km)

> Duration: 3 to 4 days according to choice

> Prices from: £ 325.00 per person

Selected highlights:

•  The fishing village of Beer with its smugglers' coves

•  Jurassic Coast - a UNESCO World Heritage Site

•  The Regency town of Sidmouth with its famous Esplanade

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Lyme Regis to Poole

The unique section of the South West Coast Path from Lyme Regis to Poole is best known for its dramatic geological landmarks and picturesque coastal villages.

The Dorset coast has a fascinating history dating back millions of years, and you can search for prehistoric fossils and marvel at the rich beauty of the area. 

the incredible natural limestone archway of Durdle Door, one of the most famous landmarks on the south coast of England

> Distance: 75 miles (120 km)

> Duration: 6 to 8 days according to choice

> Prices from: £ 550.00 per person

Selected highlights:

•  Durdle Door, one of the most famous landmarks on the south coast of England

•  The majestic cliffs at Golden Cap

•  Visit Henry VIII's Sandsfoot Castle

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