This section of the South West Coast Path makes its way right through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At just over ten miles it’s a fair old wander, but if you love a long walk through gorgeous scenery with plenty to see you’ll never want it to end. The walk’s difficulty grading is easy too, so although lengthy it shouldn’t be too challenging.
Follow the path from Torcross to Slapton Ley and watch the scenery change around you as you near Dartmouth. The stroll along from Torcross is very even so you’ll find the walk has an easy start, and the nice thing is the journey takes you through woodland, open fields and along the coast. You’ll find plenty to see and do when you reach Dartmouth too, as the historic town has a fascinating naval past.
The beach at Blackpool Sands makes a nice point for a pit stop, as you’ll find a cafe that’s open all summer and a pub nearby. The beach is a mixture of sand and shingle and it has a Blue Flag and a Seaside Award, so take the chance for a rest here so you can enjoy the peace and quiet. Dartmouth Castle is worth a visit as you near the end of the walk, and it’s now owned by English Heritage. The castle makes a great vantage point to look over the river Dart below before you head on to Dartmouth.