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Walking Holiday on the UK's
South West Coast Path

from Salcombe to Starcross

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Walking holiday on South West Coast Path Devon   
Suggested Tour Duration:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
61 miles
Min/max daily distance:
8/13 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
Grading:
easy to strenuous
Features:
2 ferries
Connects with:
Dart Valley Trail
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Day 1: Arrive at Salcombe or Starcross
You make your own way to Salcombe or Starcross in Devon. We can assist with coach transfers if necessary. Car parking is available in Starcross for the duration of the walk.
Optional Day: extra day in Salcombe
Have an extra day in Salcombe to relax and enjoy the town, take a ferry ride up the Kingsbridge Estuary to Kingsbridge.
Salcombe, Devon on SWCP walking holiday Day 2: Salcombe to Torcross.    13 miles     strenuous
Optional transfer from Starcross to Salcombe if arriving by car.
You start the day on the ferry from Salcombe to East Portlemouth. Then you follow a rugged path out toward Prawle Point, the southernmost point in Devon. The path is quite stunning between Prawle Point and Start Point, and then you walk the long shingle beach to Torcross.
Day 3: Torcross to Dartmouth.   10 miles   moderate
The path follows the shingle ridge which separates Start Bay from the reed-fringed Slapton Ley, the largest natural lake in the West Country. The Nature Reserve hosts ducks, grebes, swans, herons and otters. As you reach Dartmouth you are treated to a magnificent view of Dartmouth Castle. At Dartmouth the South West Coast Path connects with the Dart Valley Trail.
Little Dartmouth, Devon on SWCP walking holiday
Optional Day: extra day in Dartmouth
Have an extra day in Dartmouth to relax and enjoy the town, take a ferry ride up the River Dart to Totnes or a steam train ride to Paignton.
Dartmouth, Devon on SWCP walking holiday
Day 4: Dartmouth to Brixham.    11 miles     strenuous
Dartmouth, built on a natural deep-water channel, has been favoured as a port since the 12th century. You take the ferry to Kingswear then follow the path as it follows wooded slopes with fine views across to Dartmouth Castle. An energetic walk brings you to Sharkham Point and Berry Head, before arriving in Brixham.
Day 5: Brixham to Torquay.    8 miles    moderate
Brixham is a working fishing port which contains a replica of the Golden Hind, Sir Francis Drake's vessel from 1577-80. The path follows rocky headlands, dense woodland, secluded bays and little parks as it makes its way through Paignton and on to Torquay. At Torquay the South West Coast Path connects with the Dart Valley Trail.
The Golden Hind in Brixham, Devon on SWCP walking holiday
Babbacombe, Devon on SWCP walking holiday
Day 6: Torquay to Teignmouth.  11 miles   strenuous
There is plenty to see and do on this section, from Kent's Cavern to the Babbacombe Model Village. The path winds up and down, in and out through mature woodland as it makes its way through Oddicombe, Watcombe and Maidencombe. You can take the ferry across the River Teign to Teignmouth or walk across Shaldon Bridge.
Shaldon, Devon on SWCP walking holiday
Day 7: Teignmouth to Starcross.   8 miles      easy
Youmake your way along the breakwater to Dawlish, famous for its black swans. After Dawlish Warren the path follows the River Exe to Starcross.
Day 8: Depart after breakfast
We can transfer you to your car or station.
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Other walks
in Devon
include:

SWCP NE Devon

SWCP NW Devon

SWCP SW Devon

SWCP South Devon


SWCP SE Devon

Two Moors Way

Tarka Trail North

Tarka Trail South

Macmillan Way West

Dartmoor Way

Dart Valley Trail

Exe Valley Way

Devonshire Hartland Way

Great Gardens of North Devon

What's included
in your UK walking holiday
on the South West Coast Path

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • guide book
  • Ordnance Survey maps 1:25,000
This walking holiday in the UK on the South West Coast Path operates March to October and in either direction.
Short walking breaks are also available, with 2 or 3 days walking. Just select the part of the coast path you want to walk.
The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
You can combine this walking holiday on the South West Coast Path with the Dart Valley Trail to make a circular route.
We pride ourselves in offering the widest choice of bespoke walking holidays on the South West Coast Path.

Online booking available. A deposit of £55 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
on the South West Coast Path

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
Salcombe to Starcross:
8 day itinerary
6 days walking and 7 nights accommodation
£588pp
dbl/twin
£791pp
single occ
£826pp
solo traveller
Book South West Coast Path Salcombe to Starcroos walking holiday online now
Extra night in Salcombe and/or Dartmouth
from £48 per person
All prices subject to change
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How to get there
By Plane to Exeter where we can arrange transfer to Salcombe
By Car to Starcross where parking is available
By Train / Bus to Plymouth where we can arrange transfer to Salcombe
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