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South West 660


Distance 660 miles Duration 14 days Start – finish Poole, Dorset – Watchet, Somerset Best time to visit September to June southwest6­

In terms of distance, this road trip is longer than a drive from London to Denmark – so it’s no wonder the route has been split into four! Begin in Cornwall and North or South Devon, and embark on one of the 12 legs.

Following a similar line to the South West Coast Path, the SW660 is a dream destinatio­n for walkers and nature-lovers.


Best for… Bustling towns, unique beaches, wildlife

• Sandbanks to Weymouth

• Weymouth to Lyme Regis

Highlights... Lulworth Cove, Portland, Brownsea Island

If you like... Sandbanks, try the Isle of Portland

South Devon

Best for… Fossil hunting, traditiona­l seaside resorts

• Lyme Regis to Exeter

• Exeter to Dartmouth

• Dartmouth to Plymouth

• Plymouth to St Austell

Highlights... The world-famous Jurassic Coast, Slapton Sands

If you like… Plymouth, try Looe


Best for… Beaches, heritage sites, eating and drinking

• St Austell to Penzance

• Penzance to St Ives

• St Ives to Padstow

• Padstow to Clovelly Highlights... Porthcurno Beach, St Just, Tintagel Castle If you like... Land’s End, try Lizard Point

North Devon & Somerset

Best for… Watersport­s, fashionabl­e beach towns

• Clovelly to Lynton

• Lynton to Watchet

Highlights... The Hangman Hills (Great Hangman and Little Hangman), the Atlantic Highway, Lundy Island

If you like… Croyde, try Mortehoe

Stay at…

• Bagwell Farm Touring Park bagwellfar­

• Trewethett Farm CAMC Site caravanclu­ DID YOU KNOW? In Devon and Cornwall, ‘grockle’ is an unkind term for visitors – just make sure your local pronunciat­ions are right, so you can blend in!

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