South West Coast Path is ranked alongside the world's best walks
The South West Coast ranks as one of the world's most awe-inspiring hikes, according to the new Great Adventures book published this month by Lonely Planet.
Described as "walking at its most diverse, most spectacular and most delicious," the South West Coast Path is the only hike in the UK to make it into the highly respected guide.
The 630 miles of coast path from Minehead to Poole, which takes in breathtaking heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way, is one of 12 hikes identified across the globe.
Mark Owen, national trail officer for the South West Coast Path team, said: "As anyone who has ever walked the South West Coast Path will attest, this is a truly breathtaking route with some of the finest scenery you will ever see.
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"It is fantastic to have been included in Great Adventures, and especially gratifying to know that the Coast Path is up there with other high-octane hikes such as the Tour du Mont Blanc."
The path's inclusion was also welcomed in the North Devon town of Ilfracombe which has just taken deliver of artist Damien Hirst's controversial statue Verity.
Town councillor Paul Crabb said: "We're looking forward to promoting the benefits of the spectacular walk to a new audience of ramblers, and even to people who have not thought of walking holidays before."