Aerial Britain: The South West Coast Path
The SOUTH WEST COAST PATH extends from the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset to North Cornwall. It is the longest and in places the most arduous of England’s National Trails with “as many ups and downs as three Everests”. It is not only one of the most scenic paths in the British Isles, with its dramatic seascapes, but also one of the most historic.
Based on a footpath established by smugglers and coastguards, the Path hugs the coast closely, offering dramatic seascapes. Authors, poets and artists have found inspiration here over the centuries and the well-researched narrative includes references to Thomas Hardy, Daphne du Maurier, Agatha Christie, William Wordsworth, John Betjeman, Jane Austen… and many others.