Slide show of photos from our hikes
Slide show of photos from our hikes

Walking The South West Coast Path

Trev from Summit or Nothing has taken on the challenge of walking the entire length of the South West Coast Path, from Minehead in Somerset all the way to Poole Harbour in Dorset. What started as training for the Summit or Nothing mountain hiking has now become somewhat of an obsession, as Trev takes on one of the UK's best National Trail's, and one of the most diverse walking routes that UK Hiking has to offer.
 

Here is where you can eventually find all Trev's coastal videos, and join him from the comfort of your armchair! Simply CLICK THE THUMBNAIL or TITLE to be taken to the Video an dif any of the links do not work pleas elet me know in the comments below.

 

The videos here are in Geographical order from Minehead to Poole - but the walks were done in random orders and alternating direction too.
 

It's a work-in-progress, comprised from a series of day hikes through various seasons, and in various directions, so why not save this page to your taskbar and check in to keep up to date! 

EXMOOR

MINEHEAD TO PORLOCK

The start of the South West Coast Path is a 9.5 mile stretch, between the SWCP Marker at Minehead to Porlock Weir. Wooded valleys, high cliffs,  and some stunning Exmoor landscapes this moderate and sometimes strenuous walk alongside the Bristol Channel is a great start to a fantastic walk. I was joined by Don-Don, my wife of 8 years for Day 1 of our anniversary weekend of spring time walking! 

 

Walked on 19th May 2018

LYNMOUTH TO PORLOCK

The second part of the Coast Path was done in reverse order, from Lynmouth to Porlock Weir. This12.3 mile walk is mainly through wooded clifftops, with the coast hidden for the majority. It is still a tranquil and beautiful part of the walk. I am once again accompanied by my wife Don-Don on day two of our Anniversary walking weekend.

 

Walked on 20th May 2018

COMBE MARTIN TO LYNMOUTH

This 14mile stint of the coast path took place on the day after the clocks had changed, and seemed a bit ambitious with the diminishing light! Once again this walkskirts the picturesque landscape of Exmoor, whilst following the deep valleys tranquil woodlands and the rugged coast. Passing through the stunning Valley of the Rocks we arrive in Lynmouth for a ride down the cliff railway and even manage to catch the Fireworks Display!

 

Walked on 4th November 2018

NORTH DEVON

WOOLACOMBE TO COMBE MARTIN

Heading up the Coast again here, Trev walks the North Devon Coast Path from Woolacombe to CombeMartin, via the coastal town of Ilfracombe en route, where he loses his way and the acorn too in one of the first outings on the coast path of 2019.

 

Walked 23rd February 2019

SAUNTON TO WOOLACOMBE

An 8-mile stretch today, and the colossal pre-storm waves and the low hanging winter sunlight make this an amazing day to be walking the North Devon coastline. Starting at Saunton Sands and making our way to Woolacombe via the white sandy beach of Croyde Bay and the high cliffs of Baggy Point, this relatively short walk has a little bit of everything to offer.

 

Walked on 17th November 2018

FREMINGTON TO SAUNTON

This 14 mile stretch of estuary walking was certainly harder on the feet than a lot of the terrain I have covered so far, and although it is a bit of a thankless stretch, there are still some beautiful scenes to behold along the way as we make our way inland via Braunton and Barnstaple, back towards the clifftops and ocean of Saunton, via the dunes of Braunton Burrows.

 

Walked on 15th September 2018

WESTWARD HO! TO FREMINGTON

Trev's Birthday saw him take on a massive stretch of the South West Coast Path, starting at the pebbled beaches of Westward Ho! in North Devon and navigating inland alongside the estuary through Appledore, Bideford, and Instow before joining the Tarka Trail for the final stroll into Fremington Quay. Its a level walk and quite industrial but still good to get it out of the way! 

 

Walked on June 8th 2018

CLOVELLY TO WESTWARD HO!!

This was a lengthy and arduous stretch, 11 miles and at the start of the Summer. Beaches, Woodlands, Clifftops, and disused railways make up this part of the South West Coast Path, as we leave the quaint fishing village of Clovelly and head towards the ever-growing seaside town of Westward Ho! 

 

Walked on 2nd June 2018

CLOVELLY CIRCULAR WALK

This autumnal circular walk, taken from the AA's 1001 Family Walks was Trev's second venture onto the South West Coast Path. Starting at Brownsham Carpark, and heading towards Clovelly, an accidental deviation from the route made for a pleasant mistake as it led Trev right through the quaint fishing village! 

 

Walked on 4th October 2017

CLOVELLY TO HARTLAND

This short 4-5mile walk was a gap filler, taking up the void left between Brownsham Woods and Hartland Point. Accompanied by my friend Carl, this murky afternoon stroll wasn't the most exciting, but it was good to get out and more importantly it meant that the continuous stretch of the South West Coast Path grew a little more.

 

Walked on 26th May 2018

WELCOMBE TO HARTLAND POINT

Spring is in the air, in fact, its much more like Summer as Trev takes to the coast path for this 11-mile walk between Welcombe and Hartland Point. A strenuous section that takes in some amazing rugged cliffs, some historical buildings, and even a glimpse of some venomous wildlife, as Trev see's his first adder!

 

Walked on 14th April 2018

SANDYMOUTH TO WELCOMBE

Well, I didn't quite make Welcombe in this walk in which I had to walk 'there and back again' before the sun went down, but this strenuous walk over the rise and fall of this dramatic coastline was 12-miles in total so a 6-mile stretch walked twice. It also sees us crossing the Devon / Cornwall border, and the view inland from the cliff tops of Duckpool is absolutely stunning.

 

Walked on 2nd February 2018

NORTH CORNWALL

SANDYMOUTH TO BUDE

This is where it all began, my very first Coastal walk. Walking from Sandymouth to the seaside town of Bude, in Cornwall, it was my training for Scafell Pike, and who would know that this would be the start of a huge adventure on my behalf. This was a relatively easy walk, once again, a 'there and back again' in the early Summer!

 

Walked on June 14th 2017

BUDE TO MILLOOK

Another walk that saw me walking so far and turning around to get back to the car, so another 5-mile section of coast walked twice. As we leave Bude we head past the popular surfing beaches of Widemouth before beginning a steady rise to the high cliffs of Millook. 

 

Walked on 26th January 2018

MILLOOK TO CRACKINGTON HAVEN

This 5-mile walk along the Cornish coast opens up with views spanning for miles ahead and beyond with a brief walk through Dizzard woods before climbing up to Dizzard Point. Some stunning rock formations along this route, but the rise and fall of high cliffs and low valleys make this a moderately strenuous section.

 

Walked on 17th February 2018

CRACKINGTON HAVEN CIRCULAR WALK

This 4-mile circular walk takes you out on the cliffs beyond Crackington Haven to Beenie Point then back in land through fields and woodland. I was joined here by my 3 year old daughter on this autumnal walk, who I taxied on my back.

 

Walked on 30th October 2017

STRANGLES TO BEENIE

This was another short gap filler coastal walk, but although it was relatively brief, it was no less stunning or arduous. In fact, we pass Cornwall's highest cliff, the patly named HIgh Cliff at 223m's above sea level.

 

Walked on 17th February 2018

BOSCASTLE CIRCULAR WALK

This early walk was taken before I had decided to tackle the South West Coast Path in its duration. The first walk I took in 2018 saw the first sign of a seal from the clifftops and some stunning clifftop views, including that of the picturesque fishing village itself.

 

Walked on 6th January 2018

BOSCASTLE TO BOSSINEY WINTER WALK

When I took this walk, the South West Coast Path was just getting over the Beast From The East, so to see the coastal landscape between Boscastle and Bossiney Cove shrouded in snow and ice was an amazing sight to behold. 

 

Walked 20th March 2018

TINTAGEL CASTLE FROM BOSSINEY COVE

In an attempted and failed Coastal wild camp, Trev takes us from Bossiney Cove to Tintagel castle, supposed Birthplace of King arthur, and location of the 2019 fantasy comedy film The Kid Who Would be King.

 

Walked 19th August 2017

TINTAGEL TO PORT ISAAC

From the birthplace of King Arthur to the home of Doc Martin, this beautiful stretch of the Cornish coast was walked by Trev and his work mate Den. Some stunning cliffs along this stretch of coast and before ending in the scenic fishing village of Port Wenn.... urm, Port Isaac. 

 

Walked 24th February 2018

PORT ISAAC TO ROCK

Once again joined by Den, Trev continues his journey along the North Cornwall Coast, via some scenic and secluded beaches as well as some rugged outcrops and clifftops. This really is a beautiful yet strenuos section of the South West Coast Path.

 

Walked 25th March 2018

PADSTOW TO TREYARNON BAY

What was a sunny spell inland, turned out to be a day shrouded in sea mist along the Coast path for this walk, but it still made for an interesting walk. Clifftops, Water ferries, sandy beaches and remnants of naval battles, this North Cornwall walk is another stunning section.

 

Walked 7th May 2018

TREYARNON BAY TO NEWQUAY

Another stunning stretch of Cornwalls coast, and a Surfing mecca - Trev hikes this lengthy section of the coast path in the summer sun, with tropical looking beaches, turquoise oceans and golden sand throughout.

 

Walked 14th July 2018

NEWQUAY TO PERRANPORTH

As Trev nears the end of this North Cornwall stretch of the South West Coast Path, the rugged cliffs, turbulant oceans and intricate coves and beaches never fail to amaze. Ending at the lengthy stretch of sandy beach at Perranporth and a spot of cave exploring.

 

Walked 1st September 2018

PERRNAPORTH TO PORTREATH

Joined once again by my wife, Don-Don, we take to this historic section of Cornwall's coastline between Perranporth and Portreath, via St Agnes and journeying past some of the tin mines and wheals, remnants of a bygone age. This is Poldark Country here.

 

Walked 23rd septmeber 2018

WEST CORNWALL

PORTREATH TO ST IVES

The first stretch of the West Cornwall Coast showed an abundance of sea life, including a seal colony and some amazing labyrinth of sand dunes, as well as a beautiful Lighthouse and a the quaint seaside village of St Ives to end at.

 

Walked 23rd March 2019

SOUTH DEVON

BRIXHAM TO KINGSWEAR

Joined by my good friend Stan (whose real name is James), we embarked on this scenic yet ambitious hike along the English Riviera. Fantastic views, scorching sunshine, and a distance that almost finished Stan off before he started.

 

Walked 10th June 2018

BABBICOMBE TO BRIXHAM

What I was sure was going to be a horrendous urban section of the South West Coast Path through built-up areas such as Torquay and Paignton actually made for a really great scenic stretch of coast. And all the while the colossal walk ahead of me was easily visible throughout. 

 

Walked 11th April 2019

BABBACOMBE TO DAWLISH

This section combined 2 walks in one, and is also home to the famous Great Western Railways's most famous stretch of track, along the seafront by Dawlish and Teignmouth. Not my favourite part of the coast path but still plenty to see here.

 

Walked 9th April 2019

DORSET

THE ISLE OF PORTLAND

This section of the South West Coast Path was unique - some fascinating terrain, rock formations, mines, sculptures, old prisons, and the famous Portland Bill lighthouse. Joined by my brother, Rob, we were training for the Jurassic Coast Mighty Hike so followed this walk all the way into Weymouth.

 

Walked 25th May 2019

WEYMOUTH TO LULWORTH COVE

Again with my Big Brother Rob, this is the video of us tackling the charitable challenge that was the 2019 Jurassic Coast Mighty Hike. Some miserable weather across the coast but it cleared up when we headed inland to Corfe Castle

 

 Walked 15th June 2019

To be continued...

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