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The Salt Path Walking Tours

Explore the South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path is one of England's most beloved walking trails. This is partly due to the sheer beauty of the coastal route that passes charming towns on the English seaside, and partly due to Raynor Winn's famous book, 'The Salt Path'.

About The Salt Path Book

'The Salt Path' is Raynor Winn's personal account of walking England's longest National Trail. She did so after two life-shattering incidents occurred: her husband of 32 years had a terminal illness that gave him 2 years left to live, and their home was being taken from them, leaving them homeless.

The former tin mine of Wheal Coates, now protected British heritage |  <i>CleanerShrimp</i> Raynor Win: The Salt Path Porthleven harbour, Cornwall |  <i>Mark Sandamas</i>

 

Raynor and her husband, Moth, walked the 630 miles (1013km) of the South West Coast Path, which they titled 'the Salt Path'. On this journey they discovered a lot about life and themselves, as long distance walks often provide the time for deep self-reflection.

"The path had given us certainty, a sense of security that came with knowing that tomorrow and the next day and the next we would pack up the tent, put one foot in front of the other and walk."

One of our long-term guides, John Millen, wrote a review of 'The Salt Path'. You can read it here.

 

About the South West Coast Path

You can walk the South West Coast Path in England on an unforgettable self-guided walking tour. Rather than walk the complete distance, you can walk more achievable stages with varying itineraries. The most popular sections are from Marazion to Mevagissey or from St Ives to Penzance.

Walking the Salt Path, or South West Coast Path, in England |  <i>Roy Curtis</i>

The scenery along the South West Coast Path is spectacular. There are expansive views which highlight an enormous wealth of coastal scenery. From rugged cliffs to sandy beaches, from sleepy coves to marsh, capes and headlands.  The South West Coast region is very much a holiday county with beaches, famous Cornish pasties, pirates, shipwrecks and the roaring sea. It has been voted Britain’s favourite holiday region and for many good reasons. 

If you need any assistance, get in touch with our team of active travel experts.


Do you have further questions about walking tours in the UK and Europe? Contact our friendly team below and they will be happy to assist you.

 

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