What a holiday it would be to walk the South West Coast Path - all 630 miles of nature’s breathtaking backdrops, wonderful wildlife, hundreds of years of heritage and culture and millions of years of geology.
The truly spectacular trail runs from Minehead in Somerset around the South West Peninsular to Poole in Dorset and goes through five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, two World Heritage Sites and a number of Nature Reserves. Sadly, for most present day families, that adventure might best to saved for retirement or that longed-for lotto win. But like most good things, little and often could be the answer.
Depending on your fitness and inclination you can chose to gently stroll along a shorter walk (about five miles) or a long distance ramble along the many more miles of trail. Most of the sections of the South West Coast Path can be easily accessed from Newquay and those serious about completing as much of the trail as possible during one holiday in Cornwall could plan their route with a bus or train journey included to take them to and from their chosen section.
As you plan what paths to perambulate check out Safety on the Coast Path before you pull on your boots and look on-line for cliff falls or land slips that might close a section you have selected.
The South West Coast Path is a National Trail created and funded by Natural England and managed by highway authorities and the National Trust.