The many faces of maritime South Devon in one walk; the wild open sea and rugged coast, sheltered estuary, wooded riverbanks, and the waterfront village of Noss Mayo with its chocolate box charm.
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 wooden gate at the far end and join the footpath towards the sea. Pass through the five-barred gate and turn right onto the coast path along Revelstoke Carriage Drive.
(1) Pass in front of Warren Cottage and continue, following the coast path around the headland and into the Yealm Estuary.
(2) 250m beyond Battery Cottage, either bear left along a footpath through the woods (grade moderate), or continue along the Drive. Both routes join again after a further 700m.
(3) 20m after the routes meet there is another choice : bear right onto the footpath through Ferry Wood alongside the road (grade moderate), or continue to follow the road itself. The two routes join after another 800m.
(4) Follow the road through the village. At a sharp left hand uphill bend turn right, by a cottage called Yonda Coombe. Go past the car park and tennis courts and follow the lane, which leads onto a track up the hill.
(5) At the road, turn left immediately right into the car park.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 348ft - Warren car park
1 : mi 0.53 - alt. 269ft - Warren Cottage
2 : mi 2.23 - alt. 128ft - Battery Cottage
3 : mi 2.67 - alt. 79ft - Routes meet
4 : mi 3.37 - alt. 46ft - Road through the village
5 : mi 4.21 - alt. 348ft - Road
D/A : mi 4.23 - alt. 348ft - Warren car park
Start : Warren car park, Noss Mayo PL8 1EW
Terrain : Wide and even coast path; surfaced roads; tracks; optional woodland footpaths.
Parking : Warren car park, Noss Mayo PL8 1EW
Public transport : Buses to Noss Mayo, see www.travelinesw.com
Refreshments : Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers
Toilets : Noss Mayo Hard (end of creek) PL8 1EW
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