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Dartmouth town trail (1m)

Easy to Moderate
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Dartmouth town trail – Discover the heritage of the town

A 2 hour walk gentle walk around the town of Dartmouth taking in historic features of interest. There is an audio guide for this walk which is best listened to along the route via the South Devon National Landscape walks webpage.


Duke St, Dartmouth. TQ6 9PZ
1 miles
Easy - moderate; A steep climb
Level pavements and surfaced roads
Mayors Avenue car park, Dartmouth. TQ6 9NG (length of stay restricted May-Sep). High season option – Dartmouth Park and Ride. Proceed to Mayor’s Avenue car park for start of walk.
OS map
Explorer OL20
Grid Reference
SX 877 513
Public transport
Buses to Kingswear and Dartmouth –; Steam train to Kingswear Ferry details above
In Dartmouth
In Royal Avenue gardens


  1. Start – The Sloping deck
  2. Cross the road towards the entrance of Royal Avenue Gardens.
  3. After exploring Royal Avenue gardens, return the the entrance and, keeping on the pavement, walk to the corner of the car park.
  4.  Follow the road round to the right into Mayors Avenue. Turn left into King’s Quay. Follow until the end then turn right and walk to the end of Clarence St.
  5. Return back along Clarence St. and then fork right up Clarence Hill.
  6. Turn left where the road forks uphill and go down Brown’s steps to your left. At the bottom, turn right and cross the road into the market square. After exploring, leave with the Dolphin Inn on your left to go through to Foss St. Turn right, crossing Victoria Road, into Anzac St.
  7. Continue past the church.
  8. Turn right along Higher St. then down the steps beside teh Cherub Inn and turn right onto Lower St.
  9. Continue to the far end of Lower St.
  10. Return past the ferry slipway and turn right along Coles Court. Walk left along the embankment to the start.

Audio point 1 – Dartmouth town trail: The Sloping Deck


Audio point 2 – Dartmouth town trail: The Quay in the town


Audio point 3 – Dartmouth town trail: From tidal pool to park


Audio point 4 – Dartmouth town trail: The bonded store


Audio point 5 – Dartmouth town trail: Sea captains and shipbuilders


Audio point 6 – Dartmouth town trail: A stepped pack horse track


Audio point 7 – Dartmouth town trail: The wine merchants’ church


Audio point 8 – Dartmouth town trail: From criminals to cherubs


Audio point 9 – Dartmouth town trail: The horse ferry


Audio point 10 – Dartmouth town trail: Actors and pilgrims


Audio point 11 – Dartmouth town trail: Steamers and steam trains

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