Coast and countryside all in one walk. Follow how man has shaped the landscape on the coast and in the countryside of this pretty parish.
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) From car park, cross the road to seafront and turn right along the sea wall. At the end turn right in front of the building called ‘At the beach’ and turn left up the road signed ‘Unsuitable for heavy goods vehicles’.
(1) Take the steps up on your left, turn right at the top and follow the coast path yellow waymarkers up the hill and onto footpath. Path climbs inland around the back of old quarry and drops down to Beesands Cellars.
(2) Shortly before the path reaches the beach, turn right at fingerpost onto public footpath. Alternatively, to visit beach, go straight on, then retrace your steps and turn left here. Follow path up field edge, cross track and continue, following yellow waymarkers. Route emerges past cottages at Widdicombe then bears right up drive. After 200m turn right at fingerpost along public footpath and drop down through field. At road turn left.
(3) At the junction go straight on. Proceed with care down right side of this sometimes busy road, staying on raised verge where possible. As you approach right hand bend, cross road to follow left hand verge, then turn very sharply left down narrow lane.
(4) Past caravan site at Island Farm, turn right down green lane signed ‘Public Byway’.
(5) At the road, cross, turn left and walk with care down main road through Chillington. After 100m turn sharp right up narrow lane signed ‘Public Byway’ leading up green lane signed ‘Frittiscombe Lane’.
(6) Cross road at top and follow public footpath diagonally down across field opposite signed ‘Stokenham ½m’. Cross second field to the road. Turn right down hill. At the junction, turn right and immediately left to continue down narrow lane into Stokenham village.
(7) At junction at the bottom turn left (or right for village pubs )Continue past ‘T’ no-through-road sign, and turn right through lychgate. into churchyard. At left of church turn left. Leave churchyard through iron gate, following public footpath fingerpost ahead and to left across field. Turn right at road. Just before main road turn left signed ‘Permissive Path Torcross ¾m’.
(8) Follow path to left through caravan park. Leave site via gate in far top corner past play area.
(9) At road, continue along roadside footpath back to Torcross and car park on left.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 10ft - Torcross car park
1 : mi 0.12 - alt. 43ft - Steps
2 : mi 0.68 - alt. 72ft - Path to the beach
3 : mi 1.87 - alt. 276ft - Mattis Combe
4 : mi 2.28 - alt. 230ft - Caravan site
5 : mi 2.9 - alt. 138ft - Road
6 : mi 3.53 - alt. 348ft - Road
7 : mi 4.13 - alt. 141ft - Junction
8 : mi 4.53 - alt. 69ft - Path through caravan park
9 : mi 4.9 - alt. 43ft - Road
D/A : mi 5.57 - alt. 10ft - Torcross car park
Start : Torcross car park, TQ7 2TQ
Terrain : Coast path, green lane, surfaced road. Mostly fairly even underfoot, with some slippery and muddy patches in wet weather
Parking : Torcross car park, TQ7 2TQ
Public transport : Buses to Torcross, see www.travelinesw.com
Refreshments : In Torcross, Stokenham and Stokeley Farm shop
Toilets : In the car park
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