South Devon National Landscape
Follaton House, Plymouth Road,
Totnes TQ9 5NE


Tel: 01803 229330


Brownstone, Froward & Coleton (3m)

About This Project

Brownstone, Froward and Coleton – a walk exploring the wild and rugged coastline of the National Landscape.

This walk is a perfect mix of natural and local history – with the spectacular coast of the Brixham and Kingswear Peninsula, and the WW2 military site at Froward Point.


This walk includes one hidden National Landscape geocache – ‘What makes South Devon Special 5’. Information about our geocaches and how to find them here.


Brownstone Car Park. TQ6 0EH
3 miles
Moderate - some steep ascents and descents, and steps, 1 stile
Route fairly even underfoot. Coastal footpath and field footpaths with occasional mud in wet weather; surfaced road.
Brownstone Car Park (National Trust)
OS map
Explorer OL20
Grid Reference
SX 903 510
Public transport
Coleton Fishacre (National Trust) or Kingswear


    1. Leave the car park, follow the path signposted down to Froward Point. The path takes you through the World War 2 military site. If you want to visit the information centre, it is near the National Coastwatch Lookout.
    2. At the bottom of the site, follow the South West Coast Path to the right, signed Brixham 8¾ miles, towards Outer Froward Point. As you follow the path around the headland. you get great views of the Mewstone out to sea.
    3. Follow the coast path on to the edges of Pudcombe Cove. Here the route heads inland, it is steep in places.
    4. Follow the footpath inland (this section is steep in places), until you reach Brownstone Road. If you want to make a detour to Coleton Fishacre or Coleton Camp, turn right here, before returning to make your way back.
    5. Take the field edge path to the left to reach Brownstone car park.


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Landscape & Wildlife – Brownstone to Froward Point walk


Heritage – Brownstone to Froward Point walk

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