This Site is under development - based on the photos ( 1700 + ) of the Cornwall Coastal Photography Website.
Photos of the Path in South East Devon and Dorset are still to be taken.
The South West Coast Path is one of the 16 National Trails .
Britain’s longest National Trail.
It runs for 630 miles from Minehead (Somerset) to South Haven Point - Poole (Dorset).
Completed in 1978.
The path originated as a route for the Coastguards patrolling the South West Peninsula - looking out for smugglers.
To finance the wars with America and France between 1775 and 1815 high duties were imposed on Imported Goods - Tea , Brandy , Gin , Rum , Tobacco. .....and this lead to an increase in smuggling.
This continued until the 1840s, when Britain adopted a free-trade policy that slashed import duties. Within ten years, large-scale smuggling had stopped.
From the early 1800's the Coastguard Path was being used for leisure.
Photographer - David Evans
Note that 'Location' of the individual Photos is the GPS position of the camera.