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Slapton Walks

1 hour walks
Walk 1 (3.1 miles)Walk 2 (3.6 miles)Walk 3 (6.8 miles)
Slapton Sands to Slapton Slapton Sands to Slapton Slapton to Torcross

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 InterestSlapton Sands Memorial
Slapton Ley
Slapton Chantry College
PubsThe Tower Inn and The Queens Arms
both in Slapton)
parkingSlapton Monument Car Park, Pay & Display, off A379
parkingSATNAV Postcode:TQ7 2TQ

Walk 1 Slapton Sands to Slapton (3.1 miles)


Point of Interestspectacular views of Slapton Sands

The Walk

A This popular walk starts in Slapton Memorial Car Park.

busy crossingThis 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
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 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.

Slapton walk 1

Map of Walk 1

 Walks near Slapton
 Noss Mayo
Two Best Walks with superb coastal views.
Best walks through the Avon valley.
Great coastal walks from Torcross to Widdicome House, Beesands or the lost village of Hallsands -
1 hr 20 mins
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Walk 2 Slapton Sands to Slapton (3.6 miles)


Similar to the first walk but slightly longer and more varied.

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Slapton walk 1

Map of Walk 2

Walk 3 Slapton to Torcross (6.8 miles)


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.

The Walk

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!

CWiddicombe 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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Slapton walk 1

Map of Walk 3