South West Coast Path: North Devon

The South West Coast path is England’s longest waymarked long-distance footpath and National Trail. The area is full of interesting wildlife and birdlife, and you may even spot dolphins and seals.
Our north Devon holidays include stopover nights in the popular towns of Minehead, Lynmouth and Ilfracombe.
There is diverse scenery on this section of the South West Coast Path.
The first stretch takes you over some of the highest cliffs in England where the expanse of Exmoor meets the sea. There are extensive views inland and north across the Bristol Channel with the coast of Wales as the backdrop. You will pass through coastal woodland and see vast sandy beaches popular with surfers. In contrast is the large estuary of the Taw and Torridge rivers, flanked by sand dunes and marshland, where the path follows the former railway and later the estuary. This is an area valued for its birdlife and incorporates the Tarka Trail, a series of footpaths following the route taken by Tarka the Otter in the book by Henry Williamson.

Our Holidays

We have a range of walking holidays along the South West Coastal Path focusing on the best sections. All routes are well worth undertaking in their own right and you can take on each section separately until you’ve completed the whole path.

When choosing your route please bear in mind that the actual distance walked on any day may sometimes vary by up to 2 miles/3 km from the quoted distances, depending on the exact location of your accommodation. The mileages shown are typical door to door distances for each day.

Click on the links below to have a look at the details for each of the South West Coastal Path walking holidays that we offer in north Devon.

North Devon Coast Path: Minehead to Westward Ho!

Minehead to Westward Ho! 88 miles/142 km

We offer three itineraries from Minehead to Westward Ho! - choose from 7, 8 or 9 days walking.
This section of the South West Coast Path follows a quieter and remote section of the trail passing through Exmoor National Park. You will walk over high cliffs, past sandy beaches and through ancient coastal woodland.

Code Length Average per day Price range
DN8 7 days walking (8 nights) 13 miles/21 km $1259 - $1455 Full Info Book
DN9 8 days walking (9 nights) 11 miles/18 km $1446 - $1670 Full Info Book
DN10 9 days walking (10 nights) 10 miles/16 km $1622 - $1873 Full Info Book

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West Highland Way, May 2019
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Northumberland Coast Path, June 2019
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West Highland Way, July 2019
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