South Devon AONB Follaton House,
Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE


Tel: 01803 861384


Kingswear to Froward Point

Moderate to Strenuous
About This Project

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

On a coastal circular walk rich in views, history and natural abundance.


‘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.


Marina car park, Kingswear.
5 miles
Strenuous. 2 stiles; 4 flights of steps; 2 steep descents; 1 steep ascent.
Coast path with some uneven sections and long flights of steps; 2 steep descents; 1 steep ascent.
Private car park at Kingswear Marina. Pay on departure.
OS map
Explorer OL20
Grid Reference
Public transport
Many cafes, restaurants & pubs across the river in Dartmouth.
Public toilets are by the ferry slipway in Kingswear.


  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 right onto Beacon Road. This becomes a tarmac footpath, and then joins a road again.
  3. Turn right down wooden steps, signed Froward Point 1 1/4m.
  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 (taking care as may be slippery). The footpath joins a private road. Bear left where the road forks, and then left again.
  7. Turn right back down Alma Steps. Retrace your steps past the steam railway, and fork left past the bus shelter to the car park.


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