Kingswear to Froward Point

Castles and cliffs, seals and skylarks. A circular walk around to the mouth of the Dart estuary with views out to sea and along to Start Bay. Explore the World War 2 battery at Froward and find out more about the Daymark.

Technical sheet
No. 10261216
A Kingswear walk posted on 07/06/21 by Aurelie-21. Update : 07/06/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h00[?]
Distance Distance : 8.08km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 235m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 235m
Highest point Highest point : 156m
Lowest point Lowest point : 9m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Kingswear
Starting point Starting point : N 50.350457° / W 3.56926°
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(D/A) 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.

(1) Turn left at top of Alma steps then right to go up Church Hill. At the top of the hill, walk straight on along Castle Road / Beacon Lane. Follow coast path signs.

(2) Turn right down wooden steps, signed Froward Point 1¼ m.

(3) Just past Mill Bay Cove, turn right onto the 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).

(4) Bear left onto the track signed ‘HG Brownstone’. Past the Day Mark, fork left onto a green lane signed for Kingswear.

(5) Turn left at Brownstone and follow the footpath through the farm and past Crocker’s Cottage. The footpath joins a private road. Bear left where the road forks, and then left again.

(1) At top of Church hill, go down first section Alma steps, turn right at the bottom to go down the next section of Alma steps. Retrace your route back up the road , past the railway station to the car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 12m - Marina car park
1 : km 0.44 - alt. 11m - Top of Alma steps
2 : km 1.82 - alt. 62m - Wooden steps
3 : km 2.01 - alt. 19m - Mill Bay Cove
4 : km 3.48 - alt. 65m - Track
5 : km 4.85 - alt. 156m - Brownstone
D/A : km 8.08 - alt. 12m - Marina car park

Useful Information

Start : Marina car park, Kingswear.
Terrain : Coast path with some uneven sections and long flights of steps.
Parking : Pay and display car park, Darthaven marina.
Public transport : See
Refreshments : In Kingswear or Dartmouth.
Toilets : Public toilets are by the ferry slipway in Kingswear.

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

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