Plan a route here Copy route
Hiking trail recommended route

Dartmouth to Brixham

Hiking trail
Responsible for this content
Macs Adventure Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Dartmouth
    / Dartmouth
    Photo: Macs Adventure
m 100 50 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km
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. 
easy
Distance 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.

Profile picture of Callum Broad
Author
Callum Broad
Update: November 08, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
117 m
Lowest point
1 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Tips and hints

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 
///punctured.frizz.rugs

Destination

Brixham

Turn-by-turn directions

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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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 
///punctured.frizz.rugs
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

 These suggestions were created automatically.

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Rating

Write your first review

Help others by being the first to add a review.


Photos from others


Difficulty
easy
Distance
17.5 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
578 m
Descent
579 m
Linear route Scenic

Statistics

  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
Features
2D 3D
Maps and trails
Duration : h
Distance  km
Ascent  m
Descent  m
Highest point  m
Lowest point  m
Push the arrows to change the view