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

Nearest Mainline Train Station:
Exeter, Plymouth

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”.

© South West Coast Path
© South West Coast Path

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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.

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

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