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South West Coast Path - Plymouth to Poole

AuthorPaddy Dillon
PublisherCicerone Press
ISBNISBN-13:: 978 1 85284 962 7 (First Edition)
ISBN-13:: 978 1 78631 200 6 (Second Edition)
Thurlestone Rock near Thurlestone village

Thurlestone Rock near Thurlestone village

A striking new footbridge spanning Torquay Harbour

A striking new footbridge spanning Torquay Harbour

Towering chalk cliffs near Lulworth Cove

Towering chalk cliffs near Lulworth Cove

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 357.5km (222¼ miles) from Plymouth to Poole. 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. The second edition of this map book contains the latest path creations and diversions.

Leaving the big port city of Plymouth, the route runs along the South Devon coast, often making use of ferries to cross tidal inlets. The coast path runs past the Torbay resorts, crosses the Exe estuary and continues into Dorset. There are spectacular cliffs to admire almost all the way to Poole Harbour.

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

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

Walk Contents

South West Coast Path

Day 31 Plymouth to Wembury Beach
Day 32 Wembury Beach to Bigbury-on-Sea
Day 33 Bigbury-on-Sea to Salcombe
Day 34 Salcombe to Stoke Fleming
Day 35 Stoke Fleming to Brixham
Day 36 Brixham to Shaldon
Day 37 Shaldon to Budleigh Salterton
Day 38 Budleigh Salterton to Seaton
Day 39 Seaton to Seatown
Day 40 Seatown to Abbotsbury
Day 41 Abbotsbury to Ferrybridge
Day 42 Isle of Portland Circuit
Day 43 Ferrybridge to Lulworth Cove
Day 44 Lulworth Cove to Swanage
Day 45 Swanage to South Haven Point
Plus South Dorset Ridgeway