South West Coast Path
Anyone who likes walking will know about the South West Coast Path; it’s the longest route in England at 630 miles long, starting in Minehead in Somerset and finishing at Poole in Dorset. Along its course is the beautiful North Devon coast famous for its surfing beaches, Land’s End and Lizard Point in Cornwall and the idyllic creeks and estuaries from Falmouth into Devon. The route takes in the English Riviera at Torquay, timeless fishing villages and beautiful bays as it continues along the South coast of Devon into Dorset.
If you can do the entire route of the South West Coast Path, good on you, but you’ll need to plan it well and it will be tiring – but well worth it we imagine, as you’ll pass through several nature reserves, 5 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a National Park. What most people do is walk smaller sections of the coast path just to enjoy that scenery; Beer to Branscombe is good, and Seaton to Beer. The Undercliff from Axmouth to Lyme Regis is longer but incredible and in places, like a very unique world.
Lace up your boots, get out for a bracing cliff top walk when you’re on your group holiday in Devon. You’ll find beach cafes and pubs for sustenance when you need it, or take a picnic.
All information correct at the time of writing