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Epic Hikes of the World by Lonely Planet

Epic Hikes of the World by Lonely Planet

Author:Lonely Planet
Language: eng
Format: epub
ISBN: 9781787019720
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Published: 2018-07-31T16:00:00+00:00


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SOUTH WEST COAST PATH, UK

England’s longest waymarked footpath, and the longest of the UK’s 16 National Routes, follows the beautiful coastline of the island’s southwestern-most peninsula. Hikers planning to tackle its entirety, from Minehead in Somerset through the quaint towns and geologically rich coastline of Cornwall and Devon to Poole Harbour in Dorset, are advised to allow at least a month. Twice that time is recommended if you want to walk at a leisurely pace and linger over the views – and cream teas – in spots such as Bigbury-on-Sea, where Agatha Christie penned her crime novels in the art deco hotel on Burgh Island. With 22 miles (35km) of ups and downs, hiking this epic trail is equivalent to scaling Mt Everest four times, and it will eventually form part of the 2700-mile (4345km) England Coast Path, which will be the world’s longest coastal footpath.

Start/End // Minehead, Somerset and Poole Harbour, Dorset

Distance // 630 miles (1014km)

More info // www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk



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