Dartmouth Walking

Dartmouth Town Trail

A 2 hour walk gentle walk around the town of Dartmouth taking in historic features of interest.

Start location: Duke Street
Distance: 1 mile. Approximately 1.5-2 hours walk
Grade: Gentle
Terrain: Level with a steep climb

Dartmouth to Greenway: The Dart Valley Trail

One of the area’s truly great walks, this day-long ramble follows the wooded banks of the broad and beautiful river Dart, on a route crammed with gems and jewels of human and natural history.

Start location: Mayor’s Avenue Car Park, Dartmouth.
Distance: 9 miles
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
Terrain: Footpaths, fairly even, occasionally muddy through fields in wet weather; surfaced roads.

There’s a ferry back from Greenway or Dittisham or if you fancy carrying on to Totnes then take a look at the next walk…

Dittisham to Totnes: The Dart Valley Trail

A perfect, gentle day’s journey, this walk links village to nestled, unspoilt village as it follows the silver ribbon of the River Dart through Devon’s rolling hills.

Start location: Dittisham Ham car park, Dittisham
Finish location: The Plains, Totnes
Distance: 8 miles
Grade: Moderate
Terrain: Footpaths, fairly even under foot, occasional mud in wet weather; surfaced roads.

Greenway Walk

Experience breathtaking views of the spectacular Tor Bay, discover ruins, follow in ancient footsteps along historic trackways, through rural villages and outstanding countryside to the beautiful River Dart estuary and visit the National Trust’s Greenway.

Start & Finish location: Broadsands Beach
Distance: 6.5 miles
Grade: Moderate
Terrain: Coastal and inland footpath, pebble beach, short section on estuary foreshore

Kingswear to Froward Point

Castles and cliffs, seals and skylarks, on a coastal circular walk rich in views, history and natural abundance.

Start location: Marina car park, Kingswear
Distance: 5 miles
Grade: Moderate to strenuous
Terrain: Coast path with some uneven sections and long flights of steps; 2 steep descents; 1 steep ascent.

Little Dartmouth

Small but perfectly formed, this satisfying circuit is full of character and interest, offering glorious views from the cliffs, the tang of the sea close up on the rocky shore, the rich history of the castle and the beautiful River Dart.

Start & Finish location: National trust car park, Redlap, Little Dartmouth
Distance: 3.5 miles
Grade: Moderate
Terrain: Coastal footpath with occasional uneven sections and mud in wet weather; surfaced road; bridleway

Stoke Fleming to Strete Cultural Trail: Trade & Settlement

This walk will help you understand how successive waves of human settlement, trade and agriculture have influenced this part of the south Hams.

Start location: Church Road parking area, Stoke Fleming.
Distance: 4.5 miles
Grade: Difficult
Terrain: Country lanes, Coast Path, and green lanes. Mostly fairly even underfoot, occasional wet and slippery stretches in wet weather.

Slapton

Like a satisfying meal, this walk has the shingle sweep of the beach to start, a main course of all the wildlife you could wish for on a National Nature Reserve, and the sweet and characterful village of Slapton for dessert. Perfect!

Start location: Memorial Car Park, Slapton Sands
Distance: 2.75 miles (+0.5 miles for alternative return route)
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Terrain: Footpath by Slapton Ley, occasionally uneven, with wet sections along shore after heavy rain; boardwalk; green lane, muddy and soggy in wet weather; surfaced road.

Torcross

A gentle walk through a sumptuous landscape: the graceful form of Start Bay curling away to the north and south, freshwater lagoons, meadows, woodland, and peaceful Devon lanes meandering between blossoming banks.

Start location: Torcross Car Park
Distance: 2.5 miles
Grade: Moderate
Terrain: Route fairly even underfoot. Coastal footpath and field footpaths with occasional mud in wet weather; surfaced road.

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