Dittisham to Totnes


Dartmouth to Brixham

To Babbacombe

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.