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Somerset & North Devon Coast

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

North Cornwall Coast

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
Day 18  St Ives to Pendeen Watch
Day 19  Pendeen Watch to Porthcurno
Day 20  Porthcurno to Penzance

South Cornwall Coast

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

South Devon Coast

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

Dorset Coast

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

Walking the SW Coast Path in 45 days

I used Paddy Dillon’s Cicerone guide which stood me in good stead when walking the GR5 in the French Alps. Whilst not having the difficulties of ascents and descents over 2,000 metres the SWCP brings new challenges such as knowing the times of high and low tides and wind speeds which may affect ferry and small boat sailings.

As the author describes: no other stretch of British coastline compares for scenic splendour, interest, history, heritage, accessibility, and provision of facilities all rolled into one.

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There is a new footpath diversion on leaving Polperro, but only a short dogleg inland, re-joining the coast at Talland Bay – until March 2016.


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