A gentle walk through a sumptuous landscape. The graceful form of Start Bay curling away to the north and south, freshwater lagoons, meadows, woodland, and peaceful Devon lanes meandering between blossoming banks.

Technical sheet
No. 10406662
A Stokenham walk posted on 10/06/21 by South Devon AONB. Update : 10/06/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h35[?]
Distance Distance : 2.47mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 492ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 466ft
Highest point Highest point : 341ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 10ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Stokenham
Starting point Starting point : N 50.267375° / W 3.652192°
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(D/A) From car park, cross road to seafront and turn right along the sea wall. At the end, go up steps signed ‘Coast Path up steps to Beesands, Hallsands and Start Point’.

(1) Follow the track at the top then turn left following yellow waymarker arrow up hill and onto footpath. The path climbs inland around the back of an old quarry and drops down to Beesands Cellars.

(2) Shortly before the path reaches the beach, turn right at fingerpost onto public footpath signed for Widewell. Alternatively, go straight on here for detour to visit beach and the quarry, which is left along the beach. Retrace your steps, and turn left here.

(3) Follow path up field edge, cross track and continue, following yellow waymarkers. The route emerges from woods past cottages at Widdicombe then bears right up drive. After 200m turn right at fingerpost along public footpath signed ‘Widewell ¼m’, and drop down through field.

(4) At the road turn right and follow lane to return to Torcross and the car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 13ft - Torcross Car Park
1 : mi 0.12 - alt. 43ft - Track
2 : mi 0.69 - alt. 72ft - Beach
3 : mi 1.08 - alt. 207ft - Path up field edge
4 : mi 1.57 - alt. 253ft - Road
D/A : mi 2.47 - alt. 10ft - Torcross Car Park

Useful Information

Start : Torcross Car Park. TQ7 2TQ
Terrain : Route fairly even underfoot. Coastal footpath and field footpaths with occasional mud in wet weather; surfaced road.
Parking : Torcross car park. Pay and display.
Public transport : See
Refreshments : In Torcross.
Toilets : In Torcross car park

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

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