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South West Coast Path East Portlemouth & Gara Rock

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Walk Details
This is a short walk – less than 4 miles – that falls into the category of moderate.

And it’s particularly dog friendly walk, with many beaches along the way where man’s – and, of course, woman’s – best friend is welcome.

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Underfoot you will encounter conditions that go from uneven and rocky to a surfaced road, a green lane and a footpath across a field.

The route takes you above the western shorelines of Salcombe Harbour, passing through the ruins of Fort Charles which, in its pomp, withstood a five-month siege during the English Civil War.

For hundreds of years the estuary was a hotbed for both trade and shipbuilding. Shipwrecks found in the waters include one dating back 4,000 years.

Carpark: Mill Bay National Trust Car park, East Portlemouth, Salcombe TQ8 8PU

trainNearest Train (or tube) Station(s):
Totnes, Exeter

Local Information

Read the Countryside Code before venturing out
Make sure to take a map and compass, and know how to use them before going into our National Parks #BeAdventureSmart

Tips for New Walkers: click here to download (PDF).

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing".