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Dartmouth Walks

where once the Pilgrim's Mayflower sailed
1 hour walks
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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.

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Coast Line,Dancing Beggars

Point of Interest

Boat Float,Dartmouth's architecture,Dartmouth Castle ,Mayflower & Speedwell

Walk 1 to Castle & coast around Compass Cove (4.5 miles)

Difficulty

AThis delightful but quite strenuous walk starts at the Boat Float (inner harbour); it passes the lower ferry to Kingswear 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.

length:
4.5 miles
time:
2 hrs
terrain:
tracks,footpaths
country lanes
main roads
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altitude range
5 - 125 m
quality of track
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Park & Ride opposite Sainsburys (A3122)

  

Walk 2 Little Dartmouth & Compass Cove (3.2 miles)

Difficulty

This equally pleasant but somewhat energetic walk explores the same coastline as walk 1 bypassing Dartmouth. You can visit the castle on your way back.
It starts in a National Trust Car Park,nr Little Dartmouth - see below.

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

  

Walk 3 Dartmouth Town Trail (1.2 miles)

A Trail starts at the Quay with 'the Boat Float' on your right. Continue past Royal Avenue Gardens ,Dartmouth Visitors Centre and Dartmoutyh 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
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Dartmouth Castle Walk

Walk 1

Dartmouth Castle Walk

Walk 2

Dartmouth Castle Walk

Walk 3

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