Dartmouth Town Trail

Key Information

1 Sandquay Rd, Dartmouth TQ6 9PH, UK
Open All Year


An easy 1.6mile (2.5km) walk around the history and heritage of Dartmouth Town.

Follow the adventures of pirates and merchants, kings and fisherman through the historical routes of Dartmouth – kids and adults will love it. The walk forms part of the wider South West Coast Path which runs alongside the beautiful town of Dartmouth.

Route Description
From the Dartmouth Higher Ferry continue on North Embankment along the waterfront.

At the end of Coronation Park, on your right, leave the North Embankment to turn right and walk as far as Clarence Street, with the Ship in Dock Inn on the corner.

Turn left along Clarence Street, taking the steps on your left to walk along King’s Quay, turning right at the end onto Mayor’s Avenue.

Carry on along Mayor’s Avenue, around the left-hand bend, passing the Tourist Information Centre to go on to The Quay.

Continue along The Quay, turning left after the Boat Float to go down to the South Embankment.

Turn right on the South Embankment and keep going to the end, turning right here through Cole’s Court.

Turn left down Lower Street and carry on along beside the river to Bayard’s Cove Fort.

From the old castle take the steps into Southtown, turning right to walk along Newcomen Road, bearing left along Higher Street and then turning left on Smith Street.

Turn right off Smith Street almost immediately to bear left on Anzac Street, continuing past St Saviour’s Church to carry on along Foss Street.

At the end of Foss Street cross The Square and carry on up Browns Hill. Turn left on the steps and follow them uphill, bearing right to come out on Clarence Hill. Turn right and walk down to Clarence Street, carrying on ahead to turn left after Coronation Park and retrace your steps to the Higher Ferry.


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