South West Coast Path


On the South West Coast Path looking back over Millhook and Widemouth Bay, North Cornwall

The South West coast path provides spectacular views along the North Cornwall coast line

May 2017 is National Walking Month so get your walking boots on, stretch your legs and enjoy quality time with family, friends and dog, on the South West Coast Path in North Cornwall.

National Walking Month is all about promoting the benefits of walking, no matter what your fitness level.  Walking is easy, free, healthy and good for your soul especially if you can breathe in clean sea air and enjoy stunning coastal views at the same time.

The South West Coast Path stretches along some of the UK’s most beautiful coastline for 630 miles and is the longest National Trail in the country. Coastguards originally created the footpaths as they patrolled the South West peninsula looking for smugglers.  Every inlet had to be checked, so their pathways were well trod and created the coats paths we all benefit from today. Over time, the paths were also used by fishermen seeking shoals of fish or to check sea conditions before venturing out. Today walkers seek out cream teas, seal spotting and local history along the paths.

The beautiful South West coast footpath starts at Minehead in Somerset, running along the coastline of Exmoor along the coast of North Devon and into North Cornwall. Joining the footpath here you can walk the entire coastline of Cornwall, across the mouth of the River Tamar and back into Devon.  Not that I am suggesting you do this in one go!

But a great way to experience the exhilarating sea air and the stunning cliff top views is to cherry pick your daily coast path walk whilst staying in a luxury holiday cottage, knowing that, even on the most blustery day, you have a cosy, warm cottage to return to where you can enjoy a relaxing bath and a steaming hot chocolate whilst warming your toes in front of the wood burner.

The Cottage, a luxury holiday cottage near Bude, is only a 10 mins drive to the nearest section of the spectacular South West coast path. So each day you can cherry pick which section to walk for a daily dose of WOW factor. You have 39.2miles of South West coast path between Bude and Polzeath to choose from, so every day will be a new experience.

The South West Coast Path is a wonderful national treasure; it’s free to walk and everyone should try it at least once.

Visit my dedicated Walking in North Cornwall website page for full information.




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