Brownstone, Froward Point and Coast Path Circular

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Dartmouth, Devon, England

Brownstone, Froward Point and Coast Path Circular is a 2.8 mile loop trail located near Dartmouth, Devon, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Length2.8 miElevation gain810 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingWalkingBird watchingBeachViewsWildlife
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Waypoints (10)
Getting There

A delightful, yet in places steep and rugged, walk taking in Dartmouth "day mark", the Coastguard Lookout Point (including the disused WW2 gun batteries) and a fairly demanding stretch along the South West Coast Path before returning uphill across fields to the starting point. Dogs can roam free for much of this walk, however, across the fields (the final section of the walk) there are warnings that livestock are present and dogs should be kept under control. Sections of this walk have steep drops down to the rocks and sea below. Whilst these are not sheer cliffs (at least not right next to the path) a fall from here could result in life changing injuries (or worse) and young children should be closely supervised. Due to the steepness of parts of this walk, although it totals just three miles, it will feel longer. Allow a couple of hours to take your time and enjoy the views! Note of caution - when this walk was tracked, the gate at Waypoint 8 ("Stile") was locked with a chain and padlock. This means you will have to lift your dog over the stile to continue the walk. If your dog is agile enough to scramble a stile (with or without assistance) then this should not be a problem.

From the B3205 Hillhead to Kingswear and Dartmouth road, take the turning for the Coleton Fishacre National Trust property. Follow the lanes through to the gate to Coleton Fishacre (post code TQ6 0EQ) but instead of going through the gate, turn right and continue for a couple of hundred yards to Brownstone National Trust Car Park (OS Grid ref SX 90436 50967). Park here and the walk starts along the lane leading from the far end of the car park. Near the gate through to the lane, there is a trust box for paying your £2.00 parking charge.

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Cathryn Holmes
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Hiking

We extended this walk a little to explore the WW2 batteries which was fascinating. Be warned, the walk along the coast is hard work, with many very steep inclines. Not for the feint hearted!

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Ellis Sharp
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Hiking

Great walk, very steep at points and a nice mix of footings. Last downhill was lovely down the road past the Daymark.

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Emily Cousins
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Walking

Stunning views, easy to follow and really quiet. Only challenge we had was having to exit a field on the way back next lots of cows and we had our dog with us so were a bit worried but we found a slight detour. Would definitely recommend this trail to others in the area.

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Daniel Fawcett
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Hiking

Easy to follow trail, fairly busy. Happy it was a little shorter than our normal trails after doing the climb back! Nice views to make it worthwhile, as well.

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Cathy Duggan
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Hiking

Stunning views out to sea and loved the WW2 historical buildings along the way. Very steep on way back to car park but we managed fine. You will definitely break a sweat! Dog loved it too!

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jan jan
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You need to be quite fit to do this walk! Very steep in places and very hilly

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Lisa Williams
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Max Earl
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