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Noss Mayo Walks

exploring a stunning coastline
1 hour walks
Walk 1 (4.7 miles)Walk 2 (6.2 miles)
Noss Mayo to the Warren Noss Mayo to Stoke Point

Two Walks with excellent coastal views.

  • The village of Noss Mayo lies opposite Newton Ferrers.
  • It was acquired by Edward Charles Baring, a wealthy member of the Baring banking family .
  • He was responsible for creating a tennis court, a cricket pavillion, cottages and various paths on his Membland estate -
    Membland Hall no longer exists.
  • Mewstone Rock has seen many shipwrecks.
Point of InterestThe Nose of Matthew (Nesse Matheu)
Frequented by Edward VII & George V
Membland Estate
PubsThe Ship Inn & the Swan Inn
but none en route.
parkingNoss Mayo Hannaford Road near tennis courts
parkingSATNAV Postcode:PL8 1EH

Walk 1 Noss Mayo to the Warren (4.7 miles)

The Walk

A From the Car Park near the tennis courts turn right into Coach Road then at the first junction left up Hillhead which joins Passage Road.

Continue past the Ship Inn.

After a steady climb through a wooded area with glimpses of the Newt on Creek on your right , the walk levels out with magnificent coastal views including the dreaded Mewstone Rock.

The path is nice and wide; it was designed by the Victorian Lord Revelstoke to entertain his guests in a carriage! Newbridge has a similar feature.

Legend has it that a local man was transported to the island and condemned to live there for seven years. The rock has seen many shipwrecks.

B You follow the South West Coast Path until a track to a Car Park. At this Car Park turn left then almost immediately right into a track which eventually takes you back to your car park or Noss Mayo.


Edward VII and George V used to stay at Membland Hall near Noss Mayo and would most certainly have done this walk.

Point of Interestspectacular views of Devon's coast line & Mewstone Rock
Noss Mayo walk 1

Map of Walk 1

 Walks near Noss Mayo
 Bigbury & Burgh Island
Three delightful pub walks with spectacular views of Bigbury Bay. Explore Burgh Island and its hotel made famous by Agatha Christie.
Two great walks from a village that boasts Old Mother Hubbard's Cottage!
South Sands makes an ideal centre for walking to enjoy magnificent views of Devon's most dramatic coastline.
Best walks through the Avon valley.
Dartmouth with its narrow streets and ye olde buildings offers the walker many places of interest including the Boat Float and Castle.
4.7 miles
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Walk 2 Noss Mayo to Stoke Point (6.2 miles)


Similar to the first walk but longer.

There is one steady climb and descent.

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Noss Mayo walk 1

Map of Walk 2