The South West Coast Path is Britain’s longest National Trail and is worth walking if you love coastal scenery. It offers spectacular views of hidden coves and bays, and has been used for coast guard patrols in the past. Walking along this coast path will make you appreciate the rugged landscape of England’s southwest peninsula.
The South West Coast Path stretches close to the coastline of four counties, including Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. It crosses mountains, including the Golden Cap and Hangman Hill. The path spans 630 miles (1013,89 km) and is an excellent choice for those who want to take a long walk. The complete guide book is free with membership. To make your vacation even better, get the Complete Guide book. It includes maps, directions, and information about the various sites you’ll pass while walking the South West Coast Path.
The first section of the South West Coast Path runs through towns and villages like Towans, which feature the old smugglers’ trail. You’ll find many scenic overlooks and breathtaking views of the sea.
The South West Coast Path is a designated National Trail. Natural England and the South West Coast Path Association largely fund the trail, but volunteers are essential to keep the path maintained and attractive. The South West Coast Path Association, a registered charity, has actively campaigned to improve the path and undertakes a large amount of fundraising to care for it. The association also offers a number of information, including accommodation guides, maps, and completion certificates.
During your trip, don’t forget to bring your hiking gear. A good backpack and comfortable shoes are essential. In addition to comfortable footwear, you should pack a lightweight jacket or raincoat for protection against the sun. A comfortable jacket is a must-have when hiking along the path and don’t forget your camera to take some pictures of the beautiful scenery!
Along the way of the path, you can also admire views of the Torridge Estuary and the sea, including the quaint town of Bideford. You can also take a train to Westward Ho, where you can see the famous landmark, the Royal Albert Dock. There are several trig points on this route. Once you’ve reached the top, descend the path on the northeast side of the hill. You’ll see a number of ruins along the way.
Whether you’re hiking or biking, the South West Coast Path offers plenty of scenic views. Approximately 74% of the trail is AONBs and national parks. Cornish Mining Landscape is a UNESCO world heritage site that includes ten special mining heritage areas. It’s a rich resource of history and is the source of many of today’s manufacturing tools. This trail is a great way to get out into nature and explore the beauty of the Cornish coast.
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