Favourite Devon Walks
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3 Popular Walks
Walk 1 to Castle & coast around Compass Cove
 4.5 miles (1h 50)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 2 Little Dartmouth & Compass Cove
 3.2 miles (1h 20)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 3 Dartmouth Town Trail
 1.2 miles (30 mins)
 difficulty 2/4 (easy)

Dartmouth with its narrow streets and ye olde buildings offers the walker many places of interest including the Boat Float and Castle.

The Mayflower & Speedwell 'docked' here on their journey to America.


Point of Interest Boat Float,
Dartmouth's architecture
Dartmouth Castle ,
Mayflower & Speedwell
more cream tea walks Singing Kettle,6 Smith Street
& Dartmouth Castle
Pubs Numerous pubs in Dartmouth
parking See below
Walk 1
to Castle & coast around Compass Cove (4.5 miles)


A delightful but quite strenuous coastal walk offering spectacular views.

AIt starts at the Boat Float (inner harbour) and passes the lower ferry to Kingswear.

It then joins Warfleet Road to the Castle (with cafe).

B From here it joins the South West Coast Path.

Parts of the path are quite steep but the views are most spectacular.

C After 1.5 miles you take a right path and climb to a track. At the junction , turn right and you eventually will join Castle Road.

2 hrs
country lanes
main roads
0 %
altitude range
5 - 125 m
quality of track
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parking Park & Ride opposite Sainsburys (A3122)


Walk 2
Little Dartmouth & Compass Cove (3.2 miles)


This equally pleasant but somewhat energetic walk explores the same coastline as walk 1 but bypasses Dartmouth.

You can visit the castle on your way back.

The walk starts in a National Trust Car Park, nr Little Dartmouth - see below.

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parking National Trust Car Park nr Little Dartmouth Take A379 to Stoke Fleming


Walk 3
Dartmouth Town Trail (1.2 miles)


A pleasant short amble through Dartmouth taking in its key historical features.

A Trail starts at the Quay with 'the Boat Float' on your right. Continue past Royal Avenue Gardens , Dartmouth Visitors Centre and Dartmouth Car Park. The road curves right and becomes Mayor's Avenue.

B Turn left into  King's Quay then right into Clarence Street. Continue to the Ship in Dock Inn then retrace steps.

Where Clarence street splits into Clarence Hill and Broadstone turn into Clarence Hill

C After Mount Boone Hill take some steps on left and follow the Dart Valley Way. Where steps fork take left fork.

Cross Broadstone into Fosse Street then Anzac Street. Continue with St Saviours Church on left.

D Pass Singing Kettle into High Street - this cafe is recommended for its cream teas - see below.

High Street joins Newcombe Road; turn right

E Ignore the first flight of steps but take the second one, down into Lower Street.

F Turn left, past Lower Ferry Slip then right into Coles Road and continue back to the Boat Float.


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Singing Kettle,6 Smith Street
& Dartmouth Castle
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