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South West Coast Path: Minehead to Westward Ho!

From £960.00
9 Days & 8 Nights
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South West Coast Path: Minehead to Westward Ho!

  • The first stretch of the South West Coast Path from Minehead to Westward Ho!
  • Hollow Brook, one of the highest waterfalls in Britain.
  • An abundance of wild flowers, grasses and wildlife.
  • Incredible views of Porlock from Hurlstone Point.
  • Restored chapel of St Nicholas, the oldest lighthouse in the UK.
Follow the first stretch of the South West Coast Path along diverse coastlines between Minehead and Westward Ho! The path takes you along the highest coastline in Britain and other highlights are its sandy beaches, coastal woodland and rugged cliff tops. It also incorporates the Tarka Trail; a series of footpaths that follow the route taken by Tarka the Otter in the book by author Henry Williamson. The trail gently meanders down from the coast to a lower level, passing marshland and nature reserves so you can enjoy the abundance of plants and wildlife.


Day 1 Arrive Minehead Day 2 Minehead to Porlock Weir 9 miles / 14 km Day 3 Porlock Weir to Lynmouth 11 miles / 18 km Day 4 Lynmouth to Combe Martin 13.5 miles / 22 km Day 5 Combe Martin to Woolacombe 13.5 miles / 22 km Day 6 Woolacombe to Braunton 15 miles / 24 km Day 7 Braunton to Instow 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 8 Instow to Westward Ho! 11 miles / 18 km Day 9 Onward Travel

This trip has a carbon score of 8kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 8kg is equivalent to 12 pints of local beer at the bar. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information on how we've carbon counted our trips.


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  • The South West Coast Path

    Join us on a walk from St Ives to Penzance on the South West Coast Path. This remote and exhilarating walk along the clifftops visits the bustling towns, golden sands and secluded coves of Cornwall.

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  • Walking the South West Coast Path

    The South West Path stretches around the south-west peninsula of England, exposing dramatic coastal scenery as the walk unfolds.  The route is split into several delightful sections as walking the entire route at once would be rather time-consuming.  This video gives you an overview of the route and how best to tackle it.  

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