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


Tel: 01803 861384


Kingswear to Greenway

About This Project

Kingswear and Waterhead Creek ~ A lovely linear walk up the Dart Estuary.

Through woodland, farm fields and the Greenway Estate, with alternative return routes by water, on foot or by steam!


‘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.


Kingswear train station
4.5 miles
Moderate; 5 stiles; 2 flights of steps; 2 steep climbs
Footpaths, fairly even, occasionally muddy in wet weather; surfaced roads.
Darthaven Marina car park, Kingswear. TQ6 0SG
OS map
Explorer OL20
Grid Reference
SX 878515
Public transport
Buses to Kingswear and Dartmouth, see Ferry details on www.southdevononab. Steam train from Paignton
In Dartmouth and Kingswear
Public toilets in Kingswear and Dartmouth


  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
  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


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