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South West Coast Path - Minehead to St Ives

AuthorPaddy Dillon
PublisherCicerone Press
ISBNISBN-13:: 978 1 85284 936 8
Lynmouth harbour and the Rhenish Tower

Lynmouth harbour and the Rhenish Tower

Rugged coastal scenery at Hartland Quay

Rugged coastal scenery at Hartland Quay

The rocky islets at Bedruthan Steps

The rocky islets at Bedruthan Steps

The South West Coast Path is Britain's longest National Trail, stretching along the coast of Somerset, North Devon, Cornwall, South Devon and Dorset. It measures a staggering 1014km (630 miles) and takes in rugged cliff coasts, rocky coves, sandy beaches, fishing ports and smuggling havens. This is one of three map books designed to be used alongside the South West Coast Path guidebook.

The map book contains detailed 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey mapping, highlighted with a continuous route line running 374km (232½ miles) from Minehead to St Ives. The route throughout the map book was generated by GPS while walking the coast path. Suggested daily stage breaks are provided, taken from the main guidebook covering the route.

Leaving Minehead, the coast path runs high in the Exmoor National Park, leaving Somerset to continue along the North Devon coast. After turning around the rugged Hartland Point, the route is very arduous as it enters Cornwall. The Cornwall coast is followed as far as St Ives.

The other two map books in the series cover the South West Coast Path from St Ives to Plymouth and Plymouth to Poole.

GPX tracks are available for this route. They can be downloaded from the Cicerone website.

Walk Contents

South West Coast Path

Day 1 Minehead to Porlock Weir
Day 2 Porlock Weir to Lynmouth
Day 3 Lynmouth to Combe Martin
Day 4 Combe Martin to Woolacombe
Day 5 Woolacombe to Braunton
Day 6 Braunton to Westward Ho!
Day 7 Westward Ho! to Clovelly
Day 8 Clovelly to Hartland Quay
Day 9 Hartland Quay to Bude
Day 10 Bude to Boscastle
Day 11 Boscastle to Port Isaac
Day 12 Port Isaac to Padstow
Day 13 Padstow to Porthcothan
Day 14 Porthcothan Newquay
Day 15 Newquay to Perranporth
Day 16 Perranporth to Portreath
Day 17 Portreath to St Ives