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Top 10 Recommended Walks in South West England


Walks in South West England
South West England is known for its great coastal walking. We'd also suggest you head inland, too. From Dartmoor National Park to the Cotswolds AONB, the rolling downland of Wiltshire to the streets of Bath, there's fine walking. Browse our 'Top 10 Recommended Walks in South West England' list for ideas and further inspiration. By James Penman.

South West Coast Path, Beginning

Some of the finest walking available in the UK. Runs from Minehead in Somerset around to Poole in Dorset. 95 miles of the walk takes in the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

The Ridgeway National Trail

In use for thousands of years and running past iconic sites such as Avebury Stone Circle World Heritage Site and Uffington White Horse on White Horse Hill.

The Camel Trail, Cornwall

Runs alongside one of the most beautiful estuaries in Cornwall from/to Padstow. Famous as a cycling route, too.

Dartmoor Way

Circular trail within Dartmoor National Park. Starts/ends in Buckfastleigh and takes in Princetown, Tavistock, Okehampton, Chagford and Moretonhampstead on the way.

Tarka Trail, Devon

180 miles of paths in central and north Devon. We'd particularly recommend the stretch along the coastline of Morte Bay.

Two Moors Way, Devon

Cuts through the middle of Devon running from the bottom of Dartmoor National Park up to the coast of Exmoor National Park.

The Purbeck Way and Purbeck Way West

A series of paths on the stunning Isle of Purbeck. Whilst you're there, walk the South West Coast Path too.


It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site so explore on foot.

Bristol, Bristol

We'd recommend walking from the area around Clifton Suspension Bridge down past Cabot Tower and Bristol Cathedral to the Bristol Harbour (the 'Floating Harbour'). End with a visit to SS Great Britain.