South Devon - SWCP 2022

Our fourth visit to the South West Coast Path (SWCP) - This time linking Cornwall to Dorset following the South Devon coastline from Plymouth to Lyme Regis. The official mileage for this walk is 131 miles, but we probably managed to add an extra 20 or so as always. It's hard to compare the severity of these long distance walks on the SWCP, but our general feel was that this one was comparable with North Devon, but certainly not as hard as North Cornwall.

There's certainly many good places to visit and the coastal walking is always a joy. There is also a great variety along the way with cliff top & beach walking, plus many ups and downs between the two. Plus seaside resorts and sleepy thatched villages and pubs. Another observation from our non-geological backgrounds is the interesting changes in the rock formations and colours. From the red sandy cliffs which often colour the sea with their easily washed deposits to the white rock formations which signal the start of the Jurassic era. There must be so much of interest to those who study the geology of our land - for us, the main interest was finding the best pubs for the night out.