Start: Southampton [Full route in UK: Plymouth]

Finish: Dover

OS 1:25 000 maps: OL22, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 138

Length: 298 km (186 miles) [Full route in UK: 711 km (444 miles)]

Notes and links

The British section of the E9 European Coastal Path provides an alternative to the mainland route of the E9 in France, with which it connects by ferry at several points. The whole route from Capo de São Vincente, Portugal to Narva-Jõesuu, Estonia is some 5000km long.

Within the region covered by this website, the E9 is made up of:

Published guide

No published guide, but guides are available for the component paths. The Ramblers website has a description of the E9 European Coastal Path.

The route of component paths is shown on OS 1:25 000 maps. The E9 itself is shown as a 'Recreational Path' on the back covers of the maps.


E9 European Coastal Path - Walk to complete that part of the E9 within the region started 07 November 2009.


Component paths are waymarked. Occasional E9 waymarks at significant points.