A lovely linear walk up the Dart Estuary. Enjoy views of the estuary as you pass through woodland, farm fields and the Greenway Estate. You can choose to return by water, on foot or by steam!
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) From the station at Kingswear turn left up road. Turn left opposite village stores over railway footbridge and follow yellow – marked footpath alongside railway line.
(1) At the Higher Ferry slipway, turn right over the level crossing and up road. Just beyond public toilets, bear right up ramp and steps to climb through woods.
(2) At t-junction, turn left along drive, signed ‘Greenway Ferry and Maypool’. Then at main road take footpath opposite and to left down steps and through woods. At the tarmac drive take footpath opposite and to right, leading into Long Wood.
(3) At t-junction in woods, turn left and follow track through woods above river. Track eventually curves to right and uphill. Turn left along terrace path.
(4) After steep climb, turn left and follow path. Part way down hill, cross into field to right over stile and continue down along hedge line.
(5) At field exit turn left, signed ‘Greenway Gardens ¾m’. Pass through gate and down track past houses. Turn left at road. If you would like to catch the steam train back to Kingswear, turn right at the road and follow the footpath signed to Greenway Halt. Details of train times dartmouthrailriver.co.uk
(6) Continue along the lane and through gate. By Greenway Estate information panel turn right through gate. Once over brow of hill bear left down field edge path. At the bottom turn right along Greenway Drive.
(7) By the lodge house turn left down road to quay.
To return to Kingswear. From here you can take a ferry to Dittisham and continue, following the Dart Valley Trail, back to Dartmouth. Alternatively, you can take the ferry back to Dartmouth from Dittisham or retrace your steps on this side of the estuary.(A)
D : mi 0 - alt. 46ft - Kingswear Station
1 : mi 0.87 - alt. 30ft - Higher Ferry slipway
2 : mi 1.03 - alt. 151ft - T-junction
3 : mi 1.86 - alt. 118ft - Woods
4 : mi 2.71 - alt. 325ft - Steep climb
5 : mi 3.16 - alt. 423ft - Field exit
6 : mi 3.45 - alt. 276ft - Gate
7 : mi 4.15 - alt. 157ft - The lodge
A : mi 4.5 - alt. 33ft - Ferry
Start : Kingswear train station
Terrain : Footpaths, fairly even, occasionally muddy in wet weather; surfaced roads.
Parking : Darthaven Marina car park, Kingswear. TQ6 0SG
Public transport : Buses to Kingswear and Dartmouth, see www.travelinesw.com. Ferry details on www.southdevononab. org.uk/walks. Steam train from Paignton www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk
Refreshments : In Dartmouth and Kingswear
Toilets : Public toilets in Kingswear and Dartmouth
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