Dartmouth town trail

Discover the heritage of the town. A gentle walk around the town of Dartmouth taking in historic features of interest. There is an audio guide for this walk which is best listened to along the route via the South Devon AONB walks webpage.

Technical sheet
No. 10092745
A Dartmouth walk posted on 03/06/21 by Aurelie-21. Update : 03/06/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h40[?]
Distance Distance : 2.03km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 20m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 20m
Highest point Highest point : 26m
Lowest point Lowest point : 2m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Dartmouth
Starting point Starting point : N 50.351735° / W 3.578786°
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Description

(D/A) Cross the road towards the entrance of Royal Avenue Gardens. After exploring Royal Avenue gardens, return to the entrance and, keeping on the pavement, walk to the corner of the car park. Follow the road round to the right into Mayors Avenue. Turn left into King’s Quay. Follow until the end then turn right and walk to the end of Clarence St. Return back along Clarence St. and then fork right up Clarence Hill. Turn left where the road forks uphill and go down Brown’s steps to your left.

(1) At the bottom, turn right and cross the road into the market square. After exploring, leave with the Dolphin Inn on your left to go through to Foss St. Turn right, crossing Victoria Road, into Anzac St. Continue past the church.

(2) Turn right along Higher St. then down the steps beside the Cherub Inn and turn right onto Lower St. Continue to the far end of Lower St. Return past the ferry slipway and turn right along Coles Court. Walk left along the embankment to the start.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 6m - The sloping Deck
1 : km 0.97 - alt. 9m - Market square
2 : km 1.33 - alt. 11m - Higher Street
D/A : km 2.03 - alt. 6m - The sloping Deck

Useful Information

Start : Duke St, Dartmouth. The sloping Deck.
Terrain : Level pavements and surfaced roads
Parking : Mayors Avenue car park, Dartmouth. TQ6 9NG (length of stay restricted May-Sep). High season option – Dartmouth Park and Ride. Proceed to Mayor’s Avenue car park for start of walk.
Public transport : Buses to Kingswear and Dartmouth – www.travelinesw.com; Steam train to Kingswear www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk Ferry details above
Refreshments : In Dartmouth
Toilets : In Royal Avenue gardens

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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