27 Sep Some of our favourite walks…
GALMPTON TO GREENWAY WALK VIA MILL LANE ( 1 hour – 2 miles – dog friendly – moderate)
Route – Google – title above – It’s on the National Trust web site
Easier to park outside the local Primary School (which is just after the start of the route instructions) – great views of both the River Dart and Torbay – you can walk back to Galmpton by the Greenway road ( 30 minutes) or you can combine it with the walk below to create a circular route.
GALMPTON TO GREENWAY VIA COOMBE LANE (1 hour 20 minutes – 2.5 miles –
dog friendly- moderate)
Route – Google title above – It’s on the National Trust website
This walk takes you via Galmpton Creek and part is along the foreshore so check its not height tide or you may get your feet wet ! – spectacular River Dart views – This walk can be combined with the one above.
STAVERTON RIVER WALK (30 minutes each way – 1 mile – dog friendly – easy)
Route – Park in Staverton steam Railway car park – cross the railway line and turn left along the path by the river – follow this into Staverton and the Sea Trout Inn – you can return by the same route or along the road
A short but very pretty walk along the banks of the Dart – good picnic area – and a wonderful array of snow drops and wild garlic in the Spring.
DARTMOUTH TOWN TRAIL (about an hour – 1.2 miles – dog friendly – easy)
Route – visit- www.southwest coast path.org/print-walk/411/
Ideal walk for those wanting to know the history of Dartmouth – great for children.
EAST PORTLEMOUTH – GARA ROCK AND BACK (2 hours 30 minutes -4 miles – dog friendly but in parts lead my be needed – moderate but uneven tracks in places)
Route – visit- www.coast and country.co.uk/blog/East-Portlemouth-to-Gara-Rock-walk
An absolutely stunning scenic walk on the opposite side of the estuary from Salcombe – Mill Bay car park is the ideal start point.
BOLBERRY DOWN – HOPE COVE CIRCULAR WALK (2hrs 45 mins – 4.5 miles – dog friendly, easy/moderate. Followed by lunch at Oceans Bolberry.
Route – visit Google – Hope Cove – Bolberry Down Walk – its on https://www.southdevonaonb.org.uk/portfolio_page/hope-cove-to-bolberry-down/
We just love the fishy dishes at Oceans Restaurant Bolberry – so if you do – we suggest parking in the National Trust car park at Bolberry Down and make this your start and finish. A stunning scenic morning walk – culminating in a delightful lunch with maybe a glass of Rosé – is just heaven. Note: It is advisable to book a table at Oceans in advance.