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South West Coast Path - St Ives to Plymouth

AuthorPaddy Dillon
PublisherCicerone Press
ISBNISBN-13:: 978 1 85284 937 5
Bosigran Castle and Gurnards Head

Bosigran Castle and Gurnards Head

St Michael's Mount near Penzance

St Michael's Mount near Penzance

Looe and its distinctive Banjo Pier

Looe and its distinctive Banjo Pier

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 282.5km (175¼ miles) from St Ives to Plymouth. 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 St Ives, the rugged coast path heads for Land's End and an abrupt change of direction to reach Penzance. The route continues to The Lizard, hugging the South Cornwall coast all the way to Falmouth. It continues to the big port city of Plymouth, where it enters Devon.

The other two map books in the series cover the South West Coast Path from Minehead to St Ives 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 18 St Ives to Pendeen Watch
Day 19 Pendeen Watch to Porthcurno
Day 20 Porthcurno to Penzance
Day 21 Penzance to Porthleven
Day 22 Porthleven to Lizard
Day 23 Lizard to Porthallow
Day 24 Porthallow to Falmouth
Day 25 Falmouth to Portloe
Day 26 Portloe to Mevagissey
Day 27 Mevagissey to Polmear
Day 28 Polmear to Polperro
Day 29 Polperro to Portwrinkle
Day 30 Portwrinkle to Plymouth