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40 Years of Walking the South West Coast Path

walking the South West Coast Path with Sherpa Expeditions

 

As proud supporters of the South West Coast Path in Cornwall, we are excited to announce that this year the English long-distance trail is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

 

The path spans 630 miles between Minehead and Poole and is one of the UK’s National Trails. We have divided it up in several sections for both walkers and cyclists and these trips cross landscapes with special status. There are, for example, the UNESCO listed areas of Jurassic Coast in Devon and the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape.

 

the south west coast path - Sherpa Expeditions walking holidays

 

admire historical features when walking the South West Coast Path with Sherpa Expeditions

 

Originally, the path had served as a route for coastguards to trace smugglers and their activities on the sea. The coastguards walked between lighthouses, often at the end of the cliffs to be able to look down into the coves and bays. The creation of the trail that we can hike today was done in sections, with the last section completed in 1978. It still follows much of the original route and thanks to England’s right-of-way laws it even allows visitors to pass through private property. Walkers along the South West Coast Path follow undulating trails, walk through moorlands & charming fisherman towns, and can take in panoramic views of the Bristol Channel, English Channel and Celtic Sea from the high viewpoints.

 

Celebrate the Cornish Coastal Path - Sherpa Expeditions in support of South West Coast Path Association

 

To mark the occasion, the team at South West Coast Path Association who maintain the path, have created a challenge of raising £40,000 by the end of October 2018. If you are planning to walk the path this year, you will find along the trail many other activities to celebrate the path. And if you are feeling generous, you can find information of how to donate to the path here.

 

Walk the Highlights of the South West Coastal Path with Sherpa Expeditions

 

Cycle the South West Coast Path with Sherpa Expeditions

 

For more information on each section, please download the trip notes from this website or feel free to discuss your queries directly with our team in London.

 

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