Best Gallows Gate Walk

Conqueror Wood
1 hour walks
Point of InterestGallow's Gate
Conquerer Wood
View from Gallows Gate

Gallows were often erected on parish boundaries.


Distance:5.5 miles

parkingGallows Gate Car Park, Stantor Lane
parkingThe best route to the Car Park is via Gallows Gate Roundabout then take Marldon Rd heading Torquay then first lane on right signed Stantor Barton.

Our walk starts from the spot where 4 different parish boundaries meet.

It follows well marked foot paths and includes some steep sections.

Please only do this walk if you have the gpx route on your mobile or can read maps - the return out of Cockington is quite tricky.

From the car park walk along Stantor. Lane then just before the lane becomes private turn right into a tunnel below the A380.

At the end of the tunnel turn left and continue along a permissive service road.

At the T junction turn left and follow lane past Widecombe farm.

Just before the A380 take cycle path on right and continue heading south along this path until Preston Down Road & roundabout.

Follow the John Musgrave Heritage Trail signs into Cockington.

Scadson Plantation

Continue following the John Musgrave Trail out of Cockington .

Use map below or GPX to return to the car park.

Map from Cockington to Gallows Gate


Download GPX for Mobile / GPS


Download FIT for Watches / GPS


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Walk to Marldon & Cockington



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