Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Slapton Walks
3 Popular Walks
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Walk 1 Slapton Sands to Slapton
 3.1 miles (1h 20)
 difficulty 2/4 (easy)
Walk 2 Slapton Sands to Slapton
 3.6 miles (1h 30)
 difficulty 2/4 (easy)
Walk 3 Slapton to Torcross
 6.8 miles (2h 50)
 difficulty 4/4 (challenging)
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Slapton and Slapton Sands have long been a favourite tourist attraction.

All our walks start from Slapton Sands as parking in the village is problematic.

 

Point of Interest Slapton Sands Memorial
Slapton Ley
Slapton Chantry College
   
Pubs The Tower Inn and The Queens Arms
(
both in Slapton)
   
parking Slapton Monument Car Park, Pay & Display
 
 
Walk 1
Slapton Sands to Slapton (3.1 miles)
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Point of Interest spectacular views of Slapton Sands

A This popular walk starts in Slapton Memorial Car Park.

busy crossing This walk crosses a busy road.

Cross the busy road and turn right following part of the South West Coast Path until you come a lane to Slapton Village.

Contine along the lane until you have crossed a bridge then turn left into a footpath. This takes you along Slapton Ley,a large natural freshwater lake.

Slapton Ley seen from Tor Cross

B Continue along Slapton Ley following footpath and after 0.6 miles ignore a public footpath on left but continue until reaching a lane

C Turn left then continue for 0.2 miles then after Slapton Village Shop turn right into Prospect Hill. This takes you past both pubs.

D Behind the Tower Inn pub are the tower ruins of what once was a Chantry College.dating back to the 14th century.

Turn left into Brook street . At the crossroads continue in the direction of a public footpath sign.

The lane turns into a footpath. Continue through a wooded area until you reach another footpath.

Turn right and return the way you came.

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Walk 2
Slapton Sands to Slapton (3.6 miles)
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Similar to the first walk but slightly longer and more varied.

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Walk 3
Slapton to Torcross (6.8 miles)
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Sherman Tank
Sherman Tank

This invigorating pub walk takes you to Torcross along Slapton Sands.

It returns via Widdicombe House,Stokenham village with its 15th century church, Slapton Castle and Slapton.

A From the car park cross the road and turn left following the South West Coast Path.

In April 1944 this stretch was used for the ill fated Exercise Tiger - a lot had to be hushed up due to the D Day preparations.

The path to Torcross is 1.4 miles long and requires a great deal of stamina following a straight line for over 30 minutes through an exposed landscape that barely changes!

B However , Torcross provides ample opportunities for refreshments!

C Widdicombe House ,used by Eisenhower as his headquarters.

D  Pubs in Stokenham:

Church House Inn

The Tradesman Arms

E Not much remains of Slapton Castle , an Iron Age  hill fort.

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 Walks near Slapton
  
  Noss Mayo
Two Popular Walks with superb coastal views.
  
  Loddiswell
Popular walks through the Avon valley.
 
  Torcross
Great coastal walks from Torcross to Widdicome House,Beesands or the lost village of Hallsands -