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Salcombe to Torcross

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A challenging but rewarding day: walk along one of the most undeveloped and wildest sections of the path. 
moderate
Distance 20.4 km
6:30 h
361 m
373 m
Leaving Salcombe you will take the ferry to East Portlemouth. From here pass Pig’s Nose, Ham Stone and Gammon Point enroute to Prawle Point, meaning “lookout hill”, and enjoy the views from the most southerly point in Devon. Heading on towards Start Point and its Lighthouse, the path then levels out towards the waterside village of Torcross, your stop for the evening.
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Update: November 08, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
113 m
Lowest point
1 m
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Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WES(SWCP)PTB

Start

Outside of East Portlemouth (after ferrying from Salcombe) (15 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SX 74330 38669
DD
50.234628, -3.763450
DMS
50°14'04.7"N 3°45'48.4"W
UTM
30U 445552 5564997
w3w 

Destination

Torcross

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 74330 38669
DD
50.234628, -3.763450
DMS
50°14'04.7"N 3°45'48.4"W
UTM
30U 445552 5564997
w3w 
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.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
20.4 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
361 m
Descent
373 m
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