Short Breaks by Train

As the saying goes, it’s not about the destination but the journey that counts. The same can be said about the following walks, which all lead to destinations that are well worth the effort it takes to get there.

These short break itineraries can be found here and combine some of the most scenic train journeys within the South West with great walks along the Coast Path over 2 days or more. 

Each itinerary takes in different mainline stations and branch lines at the start and end points and there are various options for each area of Coast Path all the way from the North Devon and Exmoor coast via Exeter, Minehead and Barnstaple to the Dorset coast via Bournemouth, Weymouth and Exmouth with the entire coastline of South Devon, South East Cornwall, West Cornwall and North Cornwall covered from various stations inbetween.

Wherever you happen to visit in the region, let the train take the strain out of travelling and enjoy the beautiful South West coast and countryside on foot.

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 Dawlish railway-Jennifer Rowlandson