Will I need a South West Coast Path guidebook or map?
The majority of the South West Coast Path is well posted, but it is always useful to have a map and guidebook for the area you plan to walk. There are many guidebooks available, with our favourites being the set of 3 that cover the entire South West Coast Path printed by Trailblazer. These guidebooks are updated regularly and have easy to follow instructions and maps as well as lots of useful information about planning your itinerary. We recommend these guides for all abilities of walker. If you’re a experienced walker, you may wish to look at the Cicerone South West Coast Path guidebook written by Paddy Dillon. This single guide covers the entire South West Coast Path.
Maps for the route are printed by AZ Maps and OS Maps.
Over the last few years, a number of navigational apps for mobile devices have become available to assist with planning and navigation. We recommend Komoot.