People have been walking the South West coastal path for many years – I even used to work with a lady who made it her business over a great number of weekends to walk the entire path, all 630 miles of it! However, we will focus on the stretches that pertain to Devon, with footpaths amidst scenery that is both magnificent and dramatic.
South Hams – the beautiful South Hams has a wide network of easily accessible, spectacular and enjoyable paths for recreational walking. I have done many stretches of this path over the years, so know some of the best bits to take you to, as well as some of the beaches and pubs that are there to be enjoyed.
East Devon – this section of the coastal path has quite a different feel from the South Hams section. With its red sandstone cliffs, and incorporating wonderfully traditional seaside towns, such as Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton, the path that runs along the coast here has a less remote feel, but certainly has its charms, with great views, lovely beaches and the aforementioned towns where great lunches and ice creams are readily available.