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Walk the South Coast Path

Listed under Walking in West Country, United Kingdom.

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This is thought by many to be one of the best long distance trails in Europe, and rightly so, it covers some stunning country, including the Exmoor National Park and some of the most scenic parts of the British coastline. It incorporates The Jurassic Coast and the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape, both World Heritage sites. One of the best moments of the 1000 km trail is when you reach the headland, The Lizard, England's most southern point. It takes about seven or eight weeks to walk the whole path, but there are plenty of mapped shorter walks along the path. The majority of walking is along the coastline so the terrain is very varied, some of it is rocky and steep. The Ramblers Association has a list of B&B's along the route.

Written by  Russ Claridge.

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