Britain’s Favourite Walks: The best from the South West of England

Think of walking in the South West and the incredible coast path springs to mind. But plenty of other routes from the South West appeared on ITV’s Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100

Here are some of our favourites. Complete with walk descriptions, step-by-step instructions and maps, there’s everything you need to head out and walk the routes yourself.

They’re all free to view and come with printable OS maps – just register on our website to get started. And if you like these routes, there are thousands more to enjoy if you become a member.

Happy walking!

St Ives, Cornwall

This exhilarating circuit starts at the artists’ haven of St Ives following a scenic stretch of the South West Coast Path along the rugged Atlantic shore, heading inland before reaching Zennor and returning along an old 'coffin trail'.

Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall

A stunning circular walk around the Lizard Peninsula visiting Kynance Cove and Lizard Point, the most southerly point on the British mainland. The scenery, geology and wildlife – including seals - makes this route an absolute joy.

Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

See the pick of Bristol’s viewpoints on this fascinating walk - the magnificent panorama over the Avon Gorge and Brunel’s suspension bridge, Iron-Age ramparts and the graceful lines of the SS Great Britain to name but a few.

Broadway, Cotswolds

Explore the Cotswold escarpment starting in the historic Broadway village, with the final ascent along the Cotswold Way up to Broadway Tower - a favoured retreat for members of the Arts and Crafts movement, including William Morris.

Bedruthan, Cornwall

Despite Cornwall’s ever-growing popularity, long stretches of this beautiful coast remain wild and unspoilt. This route meanders past perfect sandy beaches, a succession of picture-perfect coves, dramatic cliffs with distinctive marine flora and even a spectacular blowhole.

Bowerman's Nose, Devon - Tor Stories

This is an open, gently undulating walk on moorland that inspired The Hound of the Baskervilles. It includes a stretch of the Two Moors Way and passes prehistoric hut circles, menhirs and stone rows.

Handfast Point, Dorset

A wonderfully varied walk along the eastern rim of the Isle of Purbeck, taking in the blue sea-water and golden sand lining Studland beach, the spring gorse and summer heather of Godlingston Heath and Old Harry’s Rocks.

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