Salcombe to Snapes Point

Explore upstream from Salcombe. This lovely tranquil mosey winds around sleepy creeks and fingers of land nosing out into the lapping waters, with brilliant and surprising views to keep your senses sharp.

Technical sheet
No. 10352038
A Salcombe walk posted on 09/06/21 by Aurelie-21. Update : 09/06/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h25[?]
Distance Distance : 7.29km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 118m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 118m
Highest point Highest point : 61m
Lowest point Lowest point : 3m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Salcombe
Starting point Starting point : N 50.239171° / W 3.770612°
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Description

(D/A) From car park entrance turn right down Gould Rd. Continue past Boat Park and along creek to Batson.

(1) At head of creek at Batson, turn right up lane signed as no though road. At the creekside path by Snapes Manor turn left up the footpath, passing the Snapes Point sign on the way. Follow the footpath around back of manor house and up old green lane and through the wooden gate at the top.

(2) At the top turn right. Alternatively, for shorter walk turn left and follow the old carriageway up to National Trust car park. Turn left there along road, joining point 9.

(3) Follow carriageway downhill. As you near the creek, turn left following sign for Snapes Point. Walk up to viewpoint at knoll, and over brow to follow waymarker arrow along path which drops down to follow field edges above creek.

(4) After Tosnos Point, path climbs around back of small woodland. Just before gate out of field, turn left and follow fence line up hill then along contour.

(5) At fingerpost turn left signed ‘Car Park’ then right through next gate to National Trust car park. Carry straight on along road and turn left at Hall Cross, signed ‘Batson ¼‘.

(1) At Batson take the road back along the right bank of the creek past the lime kiln, and retrace your steps to car park and bus stop.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 15m - Shadycombe Car Park
1 : km 1.04 - alt. 11m - Baston
2 : km 2.04 - alt. 51m - Top
3 : km 2.43 - alt. 34m - Carriageway
4 : km 4.33 - alt. 4m - Tosnos Point
5 : km 4.99 - alt. 42m - Fingerpost
D/A : km 7.29 - alt. 15m - Shadycombe Car Park

Useful Information

Start : Shadycombe Car Park, Salcombe, TQ8 8QE
Terrain : Surfaced road; track; field footpaths, fairly even underfoot
Parking : Shadycombe Car Park, Salcombe, TQ8 8QE
Public transport : Buses to Salcombe, see www.travelinesw.com
Refreshments : In Salcombe
Toilets : Gould Road, Salcombe

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

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