Dartmouth Harbour

South West Coast Path - Plymouth to Brixham

Walk between Plymouth and Brixham in Devon along the South West Coast Path. 

Take in exposed headlands and coves, golden beaches, stunning harbours and fishing ports, enjoying seven days of spectacular and sometimes challenging cliff top and trail walking.

Start in Plymouth, a town rich in Britain's maritime heritage and then follow pretty coastal trails, climbing high cliff tops and walking through wooded river valleys. The scenery along this section of the coast is unspoiled and varied. You can experience rich wildlife and fauna, such as dolphins, occasional whales and seals, several native bird species, and wildflowers in the spring.
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Hiking route · United Kingdom
Plymouth to Noss Mayo
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 11.9 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 149 m
Descent 145 m

Take the ferry across the Cattewater from the pontoon at the Barbican to Mount Batten Point.  Experience the peacefulness and isolation that this ...

from Callum Broad,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
Noss Mayo to Bigbury-on-Sea
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 21.7 km
Duration 6:45 h
Ascent 430 m
Descent 406 m

Leave the charming village of Noss Mayo and make your way along higher and more challenging coastal cliffs, perhaps getting a glimpse of dolphins, ...

from Callum Broad,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
Bigbury-on-Sea to Salcombe
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 21.4 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 443 m
Descent 456 m

 Another ferry crossing awaits shortly after you leave Bigburg-on-Sea today. Ahead is one of the most beautiful stretches of the South West Coast ...

from Callum Broad,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
Salcombe to Torcross
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 20.4 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 361 m
Descent 373 m

A challenging but rewarding day: walk along one of the most undeveloped and wildest sections of the path. 

from Callum Broad,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
Torcross to Dartmouth
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 15.6 km
Duration 4:45 h
Ascent 359 m
Descent 355 m

A variety of walking today brings you past lakes, across a large beach, over farmland and through woods before arriving in the bustling seaside ...

from Callum Broad,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
Dartmouth to Brixham
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 17.5 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 578 m
Descent 579 m

Begin the day by crossing the Dartmouth Harbour from where you'll swing around the coast on a fairly challenging day's walking. Pass several caves ...

from Callum Broad,   Macs Adventure