South West Coast Path
The South West Coast Path itself is 630 miles long and is the longest National Trail in the country. Starting at Minehead in Somerset it runs along the coastline of Exmoor, continuing along the coast of North Devon into Cornwall. It follows the entire coastline of Cornwall, goes across the mouth of the River Tamar and continues into Devon. After running along the south coast of Devon it then follows the Dorset coastline before finally ending at Poole Harbour.
Although the Coast Path is usually described in this anti-clockwise direction, from Minehead to Poole, this is purely convention and there is no reason why it cannot be walked in the opposite direction. It is well signed in both directions.
More Ideas for Coastal Walks in Cornwall
iwalkcornwall have devised 219 walks in Cornwall, ranging from 2 to 10 miles, totalling 1066 miles. Each walk has a map of the route, detailed directions, photos and notes on the heritage and natural history. The walks are classified by length, steepness grade, type of scenery (coastal, moorland, riverside etc) and, of course, whether there’s a pub.
The walks are all available via a guided walk mobile app – a “SatNav” for walking, describing when and what to do next, and giving you information about the local area as you walk around the route. Search the App Store or Google Play for “iWalk Cornwall” to install it. If you don’t have a smartphone, the walks are available to browse on the web.