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|Galmpton Creek to Greenway Gardens|
|Author: BjornBP, Published: 16 Sep 2014||Walk rating : Rating:|
|Devon, River Dart (Torbay side)|
|A coastal circular walk taking in woodland and the gardens of Greenway - Agatha Christie's house. |
Dogs can be off lead for much of this walk, although please exercise care when crossing or walking along the road section as this can be busy with tourist traffic. (We had our dogs on leads for these bits.)
The beach section at the beginning of this walk is tidal, so on very high tides you may have to keep right to the edge of the beach (or even paddle) for a short distance. It may be worth checking the tide times to avoid this.
There are a couple of stiles on this route which dogs may find difficult to negotiate. Our 40 kilo Boxer only just managed to squeeze under the first stile - and would have found it difficult to climb over. Smaller dogs should be fine.
This is a fairly easy walk, although there are sections which would be difficult for those who are a little unsteady on their feet.
From the junction of the A379 Dartmouth Road and A3022, turn into Langdon Lane and follow it across the common land and down the hill into Galmpton village, crossing one mini-roundabout as you descend. When you reach the T junction at the bottom, turn right (direction Waddeton) and after a couple of hundred yards, take the left turn, signposted "Dartside Boat Park". When you reach the boatyard (OS Grid ref SX 88174 56059), find somewhere convenient and out of the way to park. Approximate post code TQ5 0EH.
|Start to Lime Kiln Stile|
Start point: 50.3939 lat, -3.5745 long
Follow the lane around the boatyard (with the water to your right), over the hill and down the other side to Galmpton Mill. Drop down onto the beach (you might have to skirt the very edge or even paddle a short way during very high tides) and follow the beach round until you reach a stile with a Lime Kiln a few yards beyond.
|Lime Kiln Stile to Lower Greenway Farm|
Start point: 50.3889 lat, -3.5792 long
After crossing the stile, follow the public footpath, aiming for the distinctive tree in the picture.
|Lower Greenway Farm to Left Fork|
Start point: 50.3862 lat, -3.5797 long
After the stile, cross over the road and go straight ahead to follow the path up into the woods and round to the right.
|Left Fork to Boathouse and battery|
Start point: 50.3831 lat, -3.5869 long
Walk up the driveway which runs along the outer edge of Greenway's garden wall. Presently you will come to a sign for South Lodge and a gateway to your right, taking you into the gardens.
|Boathouse and battery to Greenway Quay|
Start point: 50.3797 lat, -3.5841 long
After taking in the boathouse, continue along the path and across the battery, and follow the signs for Greenway Quay. This will eventually bring you out onto the road, so advisable that dogs are on leads from here until you reach the farm on the return leg later.
|Greenway Quay to End|
Start point: 50.3823 lat, -3.5915 long
After taking refreshments at Greenway Quay, return up the road along which you came and carry on past the path that brought you here. Stay on this road until you see a lane forking to your left which takes you back to Lower Greenway Farm. From here you can retrace your steps back to your car.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2014 by the author BjornBP and may not be reproduced without permission.
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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