Brixham Popular Walks
1 hour walks
Walk 1 (4 miles)Walk 2 (4.3 miles)Walk 3 (4.7 miles)Walk 4 (1.5 miles)
Brixham to Berry Head Brixham to Elberry Cove Brixham Heritage Trail Short Coastal Walk

Two delightful walks from a thriving fish market town with a picture postcard harbour.

The name means 'hemmed in land belonging to Brioc'

Point of InterestBrixham Harbour,Berry Head
William of Orange
  
parkingBrixham Pay & Display (4 miles)

Walk 1 Brixham to Berry Head (4 miles)

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Brixham harbour
  
starting PointStart : Brixham Harbour

A very pleasant & popular walk to Berry Head with spectacular views of the coast.

A It starts in Brixham's charming harbour and follows the South West Coast path along a pedestrian area and Berry Head Road.

B After entrance to Berry Head Hotel turn left into a footpath and continue climbing steadily to Berry Head ,it's fort and colourful lighthouse - with magnificent views of the English Riviera & various coast lines.

South West Coastal Path

C Retrace route . Once outside fortification turn left and follow coastal path.

D At Hoseasons bay,take service road through a caravan site. Cross Mudstone lane and continue along a foot path. At the end of this path turn right into Briseham Road then take first left.( Penn Lane).
At cross roads turn right then right again into Greenwood Road.

E Follow this back to the harbour.

parking

Brixham Pay & Display (4 miles)

time:
1 hr 30 mins
altitude range
15 - 60 m
quality of track
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stiles
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Walk 1

 Walks near Brixham:
  
 Paignton
This delightful walk takes you past Paignton's pier and its charming harbour.
  
 
 Torquay
Great easy circular walks exploring Torquay's magnificent coast line ,its harbour and Tor Abbey.
  
 
 Broadsands
A varied and pleasant circular walk from Broadsands to Greenway.
  
 
 Dartmouth
Dartmouth with its narrow streets and ye olde buildings offers the walker many places of interest including the Boat Float and Castle.
 
 Coleton Fishacre
This most delightful walk skirts Coleton Fishacre,joining a long stretch of the South west Coastal Path,with its breathtaking views and stunning fauna.
 

 

  
William of Orange William of Orange landed at Brixham and walked his men on his way to London in the pouring rain across a steep hill on a then muddy track - still called Overgang ( Dutch for crossing).
  
 more famous people walks
  

Walk 2 Brixham to Elberry Cove (4.3 miles)

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Another popular walk following the South West Coast Path along the English Riviera to Elberry Cove.

Elberry Cove
Elberry Cove

Caution:there are some steep steps into Churston Cove (near D on map)

starting PointStart : Brixham Harbour

A Start from the Golden Hind in the Harbour.

B Here,you have the option to visit the secluded shingle beach with its almost crystal-clear water.

You return inland joining the well maintained John Musgrave Heritage Trail which crosses a Golf Course(download trail here) .

C Next,you pass St Mary's Church in Churston and a lovely old inn,the Churston Court on right ,well worth a visit.

D You can return the way you came,along the coast,or take this route:
After the camp site continue along Fishcombe Road ;passing the Brixham Battery Heritage Centre.
Just before a small car park (right) take a footpath on left through a wooded area joining a lane turn right then into North Furzeham Road and continue for half a mile.

E Take steps on left back to harbour.

 

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Walk 2

Walk 3 Brixham Heritage Trail (4.7 miles)

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Difficulty
  
starting PointStart : Brixham

The lottery funded Brixham Heritage Trail includes 47 attractions,including Berry Head,the Marina,the Harbour,Oxen Cove,Battery Gardens and Bolton Street.

The trail is linear - to return to the starting point we suggest walking back along Drew Street; then ,just past the hospital on your right turn right into Rea Barn Road and continue East.

At the outskirts continue along Gillard Road to the car park - distance 1.5 miles.

You can get details about the trail from here.

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Walk 3

Walk 4 Short Coastal Walk (1.5 miles)

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 A possible 'Walking from Home' walk

A short walk along the coast with a steep ascent and some steps.

Use the map as a guide and allow 1 hour.