The coast towards Great Mew Stone

Noss Mayo and Revelstoke Drive

The many faces of maritme South Devon in one walk; wild open sea and rugged coast, sheltered estuary, wooded riverbanks, and the waterfront village of Noss Mayo with its chocolate box charm.

'Hidden estuaries' audio clips

To enhance the information on this estuary self-guided walking trail, we have recorded audio descriptions about the hidden and past world within the estuary.

The hidden estuaries audio clips are best listened to at the key positions around the walk, all of which are marked on the downloadable walk map (link on the right) and physically on-site by small plaques.  You can download the clips from the audio player on the right of this page, onto an MP3 player or simply call the local no. 01548 802315 on-site and then the 3 digit number shown for each position.


This walk includes two hidden AONB geocache, however, be prepared to go off the beaten track to hunt for them!

Information about geocaching and the exact locations of the full series of South Devon AONB geocache and the GPS coordinates required to find them.


Start Warren car park
Distance 4.5 miles
Circular Walk? Yes
Grade Easy

Wide and even coast path; surfaced roads; tracks; optional woodland footpaths.

Obstacles and steep gradients

1 stile (can be bypassed).

Public transport

Bus service 94 from Plymouth and Yealmpton to Noss Mayo. Join walk route from Noss Mayo. For information on public transport in South Hams please call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visit

Refreshment stops

In Noss Mayo: Ship Inn 01752 872387; Swan Inn 01752 872392.


Public toilets at the creek inlet near Ship Inn, Noss Mayo.


Warren National Trust car park, by donation. (Note: car park often full in holiday season and at weekends. Very little parking in Noss Mayo village. Please do not park on road).


Please contact Modbury Tourist Information Centre on 01548 830159 or visit

Other facilities

Public payphone in Noss Mayo.

OS map Explorer OL20
Grid reference SX541466


1. Leave the car park through the wooden gate at the far end and join footpath towards the sea.  Pass through the five-barred gate and turn right onto the coast path along Revelstoke Carriage Drive.

2. Pass in front of Warren Cottage and continue, following the coast path around the headland and into the Yealm Estuary.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Follow the road through the village.  At a sharp left hand uphill bend turn right, by a cottage called Yonda Coombe.

6. Go past car park and tennis courts and follow the lane, which leads onto a track up the hill.

7. At the road, turn left immediately right into car park.



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