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Dartmouth to Brixham

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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 and man-made points of interest as you continue north to your final destination of Brixham. 
difficult
17.5 km
6:00 h
578 m
579 m

Take your final river crossing as you board the ferry across the River Dart to Kingswear. Climb through wooded slopes covered in Monterey Pines to Froward Point where you can see the remains of WWII defences. Moving on to Pudcombe Cove you will be rewarded with yet more views of the cliffs dropping down to the white-capped seas below. Passing Kingswear Castle and on to Sharkham Point you will encounter one of the most challenging sections of the South Devon path.

Reaching the limestone Peninsula of Berry Head you will follow high cliff paths past the lighthouse, before descending into the busy fishing port of Brixham. Wander Brixham’s winding streets and arcades before celebrating the end of your walk with a meal of freshly caught seafood in a quayside restaurant.

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Callum Broad
Updated: July 25, 2018
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Highest point
117 m
Lowest point
1 m
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This route is used in the following itineraries:

WES(SWCP)PTB

Start

Kingswear (after ferrying from Dartmouth) (15 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SX 88200 51010
DD
50.348365, -3.572712
DMS
50°20'54.1"N 3°34'21.8"W
UTM
30U 459252 5577521
w3w 
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Destination

Brixham

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These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

OS Grid
SX 88200 51010
DD
50.348365, -3.572712
DMS
50°20'54.1"N 3°34'21.8"W
UTM
30U 459252 5577521
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
17.5 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
578 m
Descent
579 m
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