Southwest Coastal Path

The southwest coastal path covers 115 miles in South Devon alone, coinciding along the way with parts of the Templar Way and the Exe Estuary trail. Parts of the route can be very strenuous and most people do small sections at a time. Many of the documented leisure walks for the area are where a section of the coastal path has been used as part of the creation of a circular walk. These are usually designed to take in some of the loveliest views and can be no longer than 3 to 4 miles. We have quite a selection of maps & walk books at Sandays and may be able to help you sort out a route. The South West Coast path itself is well waymarked.

The South West Coast Path Association organised a series of sponsored walks along the whole length of the path during Spring 2013, to celebrate its 40th anniversary and raise funds for the ongoing maintenance and improvements. Their efforts through individual sponsorship, grants, corporate sponsorship and matched funds raised over £650,000 pounds – over £1000 per mile of coast path. The South West Coast Path Challenge is an annual event 1st – 31st October which with the National Trust raises funds for essential improvement and repair projects. Find out more at