Dittisham to Totnes


Dartmouth to Brixham

To Babbacombe

Local Walk - Greenway Walk

Start: Broadsands Beach

Finish: Broadsands Beach     Distance: 6.5 Miles

Grade: Moderate (circular walk)

Terrain: Coastal and inland footpaths, pebble beach & short section on estuary foreshore 

Obstacles: 2 stiles, several gates, two short steep climbs, one main road crossing


Starting from Broadsands Beach take the Coast Path to Brixham.  


At the junction with the old tree, head right inland, then left across the golf course.  Turn right into Green Lane, turn right at the end, then left into Bridge Road.

Cross the main road using the subway.  Pass Churston Station to your left and take the next left.  Just before the Manor Inn, take the left-hand fork to Greenway Garden.  


Beyond the village, turn left into Kennel Lane, over the railway bridge and turn right onto Coombe Lane.  At the top turn right to Higher Greenway.


At the next T-junction turn left into Greenway. Enter the National Trust's Greenway Estate and go through the gates on your right.  Keep to the right-hand edge of the field.  Follow signs to the right for Galmpton.  


Go through the gate and keep to the left-hand fenceline.  Take the left-hand gate into the woodland.  Go through the kissing gate and cross Greenway Road.

Climb the two stone stiles and turn right into Lower Greenway Farm yard.  Turn left and head towards another old stile and gate.  Go through the gate in the right-hand fence heading down towards the stile onto the foreshore.  


Continue right, along the foreshore.  Walk up the short hill until you come to a right-hand bend.  Here take the green lane ahead towards Galmpton Creek boatyards.

Follow the lane uphill past Dartside Boat Park.  Turn right to Galmpton at Stoke Gabriel Road.  Pass the Post Office and take Slade Lane on your left, to Galmpton Warborough Common.  Head for the disused windmill.  Cross the main road near the war memorial.

Walk downhill, alongside Bascombe Road until you reach the public footpath on the left.  This footpath emerges on Broadsands Road.  Turn right downhill to return to Broadsands Beach.