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Kingswear to Greenway (4.5m)

Category
Moderate
About This Project

Kingswear to Greenway – A lovely linear walk up the Dart Estuary.

Enjoy views of the estuary as you pass though woodland, farm fields and the Greenway Estate. You can choose to return by water, on foot or by steam!

 

This walk crosses one of our beautiful estuaries, make sure you check the ferry timetable to help plan your route.

Overview

Start
Kingswear train station
Distance
4.5 miles
Difficulty
Moderate; 5 stiles; 2 flights of steps; 2 steep climbs
Terrain
Footpaths, fairly even, occasionally muddy in wet weather; surfaced roads.
Parking
Darthaven Marina car park, Kingswear. TQ6 0SG
OS map
Explorer OL20
Grid Reference
SX 878515
Public transport
Buses to Kingswear and Dartmouth, see www.travelinesw.com. Ferry details on www.southdevononab. org.uk/walks. Steam train from Paignton www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk
Refreshments
In Dartmouth and Kingswear
Toilets
Public toilets in Kingswear and Dartmouth

Directions

  1. From station at Kingswear turn left up road. Turn left opposite village stores over railway footbridge and follow yellow – marked footpath alongside railway line.
  2. At the Higher Ferry slipway, turn right over the level crossing and up road. Just beyond public toilets, bear right up ramp and steps to climb through woods.
  3. At t- junction, turn left along drive, signed ‘Greenway Ferry and Maypool’. Then at main road take footpath opposite and to left down steps and through woods. At the tarmac drive take footpath opposite and to right, leading into Long Wood.
  4. At t- junction in woods, turn left and follow track through woods above river. Track eventually curves to right and uphill. Turn left along terrace path.
  5. After steep climb, turn left and follow path. Part way down hill, cross into field to right over stile and continue down along hedge line.
  6. At field exit turn left, signed ‘Greenway Gardens ¾m’. Pass through gate and down track past houses. Turn left at road. If you would like to catch the steam train back to Kingswear, turn right at the road and follow the footpath signed to Greenway Halt. Details of train times dartmouthrailriver.co.uk
  7. Continue along the lane and through gate. By Greenway Estate information panel turn right through gate. Once over brow of hill bear left down field edge path. At the bottom turn right along Greenway Drive.
  8. By the lodge house turn left down road to quay
  9. To return to Kingswear. From here you can take a ferry to Dittisham and continue, following the Dart Valley Trail, back to Dartmouth. Alternatively, you can take the ferry back to Dartmouth from Dittisham or retrace your steps on this side of the estuary. Ferry details can be found on www.southdevonaonb.org.uk

Audio Point A – Kingswear to Greenway walk

 

Audio Point B – Kingswear to Greenway walk

 

Audio Point C – Kingswear to Greenway walk

 

Audio Point D – Kingswear to Greenway walk

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Start Point

25 January 2020

Time Type Height
06:24 High 5.1m
12:20 Low 1m
18:49 High 4.9m

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