Minehead, Somerset, United Kingdom
Stretching 628 miles around the South West of England is one of the finest footpaths in the world. Starting in Minehead, Somerset and finishing in Poole in Dorset the path takes walkers through some of the finest coastal scenery in Britain. It can be done in one go which takes a few weeks or small sections can be walked at a time. Some of the best areas of the path have circular walks with a pub nearby.
Highlights of this coastal footpath include Cape Cornwall where the remains of tin mines litter the landscape, Hartland Point in Devon famed for smuggling, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door in Dorset, Lyme Regis, Tintagel and King Arthur’s Castle, and many more. It is possible to stop for a swim at certain points along the way and there are a number of good guest houses and pubs en route and there is even a chance of a performance at the open air Minack Theatre in Porthcurno, West Cornwall.
The South West Coastal Footpath has some of the most dramatic and remarkable scenery around and even doing a small section of the route is very rewarding and indeed addictive as many people continue to complete the tour each year.