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Kingswear to Froward Point (5m)

Category
Moderate to Strenuous
About This Project

Kingswear to Froward Point – Castles and cliffs, seals and skylarks.

A circular walk around to the mouth of the Dart estuary with views out to sea and along to Start Bay. Explore the World War 2 battery at Froward and find out more about the Daymark.

 

Geocache
This walk includes one hidden AONB geocache – ‘What makes South Devon Special 5’. Information about our geocaches and how to find them here.

Overview

Start
Marina car park, Kingswear.
Distance
5 miles
Difficulty
Moderate to strenuous; 2 steep descents; 1 steep ascent. 2 Stiles.
Terrain
Coast path with some uneven sections and long flights of steps.
Parking
Pay and display car park, Darthaven marina.
OS map
Explorer OL20
Grid Reference
SX885 512
Public transport
See www.travelinesw.com
Refreshments
In Kingswear or Dartmouth.
Toilets
Public toilets are by the ferry slipway in Kingswear.

Directions

  1. Turn right out of the car park along the road, then bear right again. By ferry slipway, pass under the arch, then left up Alma Steps.
  2. Turn left at top of Alma steps then right to go up Church Hill. At the top of the hill, walk straight on along Castle Road / Beacon Lane. Follow coast path signs.
  3. Turn right down wooden steps, signed Froward Point 1¼ m.
  4. Just past Mill Bay Cove, turn right onto private drive, and then left after 30m, up steps and through woods. Pass above Newfoundland Cove to Brownstone Battery. (To explore the Battery, drop down the path to the right by the coastwatch station. Turn left by the first searchlight post, then left again following the ‘acorn’ waymarker. Fork left once more to wind back up to the coastwatch lookout).
  5. Bear left onto the track signed ‘HG Brownstone’. Past the Day Mark, fork left onto a green lane signed for Kingswear.
  6. Turn left at Brownstone and follow the footpath through the farm and past Crocker’s Cottage. The footpath joins a private road. Bear left where the road forks, and then left again.
  7. At top of Church hill, go down first section Alma steps, turn right at the bottom to go down the next section of Alma steps. Retrace your route back up the road , past the railway station to the car park.

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