Cockwood following part of Brunel's railway
1 hour walks
Select Your WalkWalk 1 (7.2 miles)Walk 2 (1.6 miles)
  Starcross to Cockwood Short Walk around Cockwood

Starcross is today famous for Brunel's Atmospheric Railway.In the past it was known for it's 'cockles and oysters'

Walk 1 Starcross to Cockwood (7.2 miles)

Cockwood Harbour

It was always a popular place during the 19th century . 'Many persons resort to it who cannot bear the stronger sea air of the coast.It had it's name from a cross which formerly stood near the landing place on the estuary'. During the regetta 'balls and assemblies' were held in The Courtenay Arms.There used to be a 'pleasure-fair on White-Wednesday'.

The walks takes you along the Exe estuary,through Cockwood and towards Mamhead.

There are two pubs in Cockwood,the Anchor Inn,specialising in seafood and once a haven for seamen and smugglers,and the Ship Inn,equally pleasant.


Starcross Free Car Park

There is one steep climb.

Walk 1 Starcross & Cockwood Walk

 Walks near Cockwood:
See the estuary and the sea stretch in front of you while you walk towards Starcross.
 Dawlish Countryside Park
A unique opportunity to enjoy Devon's native wildlife ,flowers and grasses.The views of the coastline,Haldon,the Obelisk and Mamhead House are quite spectacular.
Great walks from Dawlish ,known for its sandy beaches,black swans & the Brunel railway line along its coast.
Starcross Station

Walk 2 Short Walk around Cockwood (1.6 miles)


This is a very popular walk starting near Cockwood harbour involving one steady climb and descent with views of Haldon and the estuary.

View of Mamhead

The walk passes a wood on your left where ,not so long ago,pigs were kept.

parking Small Parking Area off Dawlish to Starcross road,near railway line - see P on map.

Walk 2 Around Cockwood