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Posts about hikes along the South West Coast Path in Devon.

The Daymark – Kingswear Coast Walk

Living in South Devon I am spoilt for choice when it comes to stunning walks and scenery. I can head to Dartmoor and hike the wilderness or I can head to the South West Coast Path and witness the power of nature.


Both options never fail to impress and each offer their own escape in the country moments. On this walk I headed to the coast and discovered some fascinating maritime history.

Coleton Camp – Kingswear Devon

Heading away from the bustling fishing port of Brixham and towards Kingswear you pass close to the National Trust property of Coleton Fishacre, a fascinating location in its own right.

There are three car-parks located at Coleton Fishacre, all owned by the National Trust but unlike the main property itself,

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Start Point – South West Coast Path

Devon is more than just cream teas and Dartmoor, it has some of the most dramatic coastline in England. I felt like walking to a lighthouse so I did some research online and found that Start Point Lighthouse was right on a dramatic section of the South West Coast path.

Hallsands Lost Village

I drove to the tiny village of Hallsands, made famous by the destruction in January 1917 of the village, caused by coastal erosion from shingle dredging in the late 1800s for many years.

The car park at Hallsands is only metres from the sea, the day of my walk the waves were slight but evidence was apparent of the constant battle the modern-day inhabitants face. Storms in 2013 / 2014 had damaged the only access road.

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