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Address: Lands End, Plymouth TR19 7AA, England
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Activities: Hiking

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Ideal for any hiker from the novice to the most experienced (the website provides information of the various trails from the easiest to most difficult), the South West Coast Path... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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146 reviews 146 reviews
70 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Ideal for any hiker from the novice to the most experienced (the website provides information of the various trails from the easiest to most difficult), the South West Coast Path takes one through magnificent and breathtaking scenery all along the Cornish coast. This particular walk we did began at Kynance Cove and did not disappoint . As it took us... More 

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Portsmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Have half a day to spare whilst in Paignton? Try walking 6 miles along beach fronts, up and down hills and through woods from Paignton to Brixham along the South West Coastal Path (very well signposted). Need a bit of stamina though! In Brixham, get a cream tea to put back on the weight you just lost! And then get... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were staying in the South Hams district, a beautiful area of Devon just below Dartmoor in the old coastguards cottages at East Prawle. An isolated location and right on the South West Coastal Path. Lovely to walk beside a crashing sea, and climb extremely steep paths to swim in very cool water which was almost crystal clear. Certainly when... More 

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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I'm probably stating the obvious here, but go when the weather is reasonable / visibility is good. We walked from Polpeath beach to the end of Carlyon bay and back, taking in Castletown on the way It was very Misty / damp The beaches are nice, but in between there was nothing to see - felt like a bit of... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

There are some great walks, as short or as long as you feel like. A different walk every week or a continuation of walks. Very interesting sights to be seen on the way.

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BEDFORD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A beautiful part of the world. There's no need to go abroad when Devon is a drive away. Rugged and wild the coastal paths are areas of outstanding beauty.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My hiking buddy Bob and i began to walk the Southwest Coast Path as a challenge for the Plymouth ' love Life' campaign in 2011. Walking mainly at weekends and school holidays, we completed the 630 miles by mid-2013. Despite having taking on other hiking challenges since, we frequently return to the SWCP to redo favourite sections. We were able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Walked four days on the Southwest Coastal Path from Bude to Padstow in early October. We used Encounter Walking Holidays to make all the arrangements, provide maps and information, and move our luggage each day. What a wonderful way to experience Cornwall!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

All of it - a bit at a time of course. Does most of the population even know that such beauty exists on our coast?

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We've never done any great section of the path in one go but dip in and out when we're in the area of a section. Generally there's great views from any section that you visit and you can easily do little bits or a lot depending on how long you have.

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