A short waterside and woodland stroll. This short walk skirts the edges of Waterhead creek in Kingswear before heading into the woods alongside the estuary and back along the railway line.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) Leave the car park through the path at the rear of the site, near the creek. Follow the creek-side path up and across Jubilee Meadow at the head of the creek.
(1) At the top of the steps, turn left into the lane. Follow this back towards the other end of the creek
(2) Just before the entrance to Whitegates, turn right up the steps, signposted ‘public footpath’. Turn left at the top and remain on this path through Hoodown Woods.
(3) Take the footpath which doubles back down on the left towards the water. Go through the gate at the bottom and cross the railway line with care. Follow the path to your left down towards the marina, crossing the railway lines back over to the car park.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 36ft - Darthaven Marina car park
1 : mi 0.38 - alt. 95ft - Top of the steps
2 : mi 0.64 - alt. 62ft - Entrance to Whitegates
3 : mi 0.99 - alt. 164ft - Footpath
D/A : mi 1.47 - alt. 36ft - Darthaven Marina car park
Start : Darthaven Marina car park
Parking : Darthaven car park, Kingswear TQ6 0SG
Public transport : Buses to Kingswear and Dartmouth – www.travelinesw.com; Steam train to Kingswear www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk Ferry details at www.southdevonaonb.org.uk/walks
Refreshments : In Kingswear
Toilets : In Kingswear
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