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“Hard work but a fabulous experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of South West Coast Path National Trail

South West Coast Path National Trail
Lands End, Plymouth TR19 7AA, England
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Ranked #1 of 54 Activities in Plymouth
Type: Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
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West Sussex, England
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“Hard work but a fabulous experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

630 miles from Minehead to Poole. I've been walking sections for the last six years and only have the section from Weymouth to Poole left to do now.

Some amazing views, spectacular walking - some of it very strenuous. The whole path is the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest from sea level three times. Got some wonderful memories and there are lots of sections that I'm looking forward to revisiting.

The sections either side of Plymouth offer a bit of everything and are a good introductory taster. If you decide to tackle the whole path, join the South West Coast Path Association - the reasonable annual fee is worth it for the guide book alone, and all profits go to maintaining and improving the path.

Visited September 2012
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“Great walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We did a circular 4 mile walk from Noss Mayo, it was easy terrain, with some fantastic views. Ended up at the Ship for a lovely lunch!

Visited September 2012
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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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“Heaven!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

If you like a good walk. you can't beat this. Stunning views. I particularly like the section between Hope Cove and Salcombe. There's even a pub on the route if you know where to look!

Visited July 2012
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Kos, Greece
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“too much restriction on gates/ dogs/ horses”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The National Trust seems to forget that people with dogs and horses would like to enjoy the pathways and makes it it impossible for responsible owners to enjoy the pathways...and yet could benefit from special key access or whatever. Respectful horse owners don't chew the land up - as has happened on the bridal paths of Wembury

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“Mount Edgcombe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

A good coastal path walk from Cremyll to Kingsand and Cawsand. The Coastal path walk signs were not of the best quality and you often found yourself diverted from the actual coastal walk itself.

Visited August 2012
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