East Portlemouth to Gara Rock

Step out along the coast path from the Salcombe Estuary to meet the wide open sea. Exhilarating scenery, and a wonderful way to get the wind in your sails. This walk crosses one of our beautiful estuaries, make sure you check the ferry timetable to help plan your route.

Technical sheet
No. 10090081
A East Portlemouth walk posted on 03/06/21 by South Devon AONB. Update : 03/06/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h05[?]
Distance Distance : 3.55mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 535ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 515ft
Highest point Highest point : 417ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 43ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : East Portlemouth
Starting point Starting point : N 50.234007° / W 3.759973°
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Description

If you catch the ferry over from Salcombe, you can reach the start of the walk by bearing right along the road from the top of the jetty.

(D/A) At Mill Bay bear right, signed ‘Gara rock 2 m’. Ignore both a left turn signed ‘Top Path to Gara Rock’ and a left fork for the beach, and follow the ‘acorn’ waymarkers along the coast path.

(1) When you reach the ‘Gara Rock’ waymarker, bear left and head up to the small round white lookout post. Pass in front of the lookout, through the gate, and bear left in front of Gara Rock Hotel terrace.

(2) Follow the lane leading inland. After 200m turn left onto a public footpath. Follow the path until it drops down to a track, cross over and down the bridleway, following blue waymarker arrows.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 197ft - Mill Bay
1 : mi 2.16 - alt. 138ft - Gara Rock
2 : mi 2.55 - alt. 374ft - Lane
D/A : mi 3.55 - alt. 197ft - Mill Bay

Useful Information

Start : Mill Bay car park.
Terrain : Coastal footpath, uneven and rocky in places; surfaced road; green lane; field footpath.
Parking : Mill Bay - National Trust.
Public transport : See www.travelinesw.com Passenger ferry from Salcombe.
Refreshments : In Salcombe and East Portlemouth.
Toilets : Public toilets at Mill Bay; also at Whitestrand, Salcombe.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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