Dittisham to Totnes
Dartmouth to Brixham
Local Walk - Woodhuish & Mansands
Start: Scabbacombe Car Park, Scabbacombe Lane
Finish: Circular walk (same as start) Distance: 3.5 Miles
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
Terrain: Fairly even coastal footpath, green lane with soggy and muddy sections when wet
Obstacles: 1 stiles, 2 steep ascents, 1 steep descent. Not suitable for wheelchairs.
Leave car park through gate and follow green lane down hill signed ‘Scabbacombe Sands Link to Coast Path’.
Where you enter field, follow left hand field edge down.
At the bottom, if you wish, detour right to visit Scabbacombe Sands then retrace your steps. Otherwise, turn left and follow coast path, climbing steeply over the cliffs and dropping down to Mansands.
Cross the shingle bar between the former lagoon and beach taking particular care crossing the stream bed, then bear left along footpath up Mansands Lane. (If you would prefer not to risk wet feet – follow the signed alternative inland route)
At the next junction turn left signed ‘Mill Lane’.
At the following junction turn left signed ‘Woodhuish Lane’.
At the top turn right and follow road for ½ mile back to car park on left.