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


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Kingswear & Waterhead Creek (2m)

Easy to Moderate
About This Project

Kingswear and Waterhead Creek – A short waterside and woodland stroll.

This short walk skirts the edges of Waterhead creek in Kingswear before heading into the woods alongside the estuary and back along the railway line.


Darthaven Marina car park
2 miles
Easy to moderate. 2 flights of steps, surfaced and unsurfaced paths.
Darthaven car park, Kingswear TQ6 0SG
OS map
Explorer OL20
Grid Reference
SX 884513
Public transport
Buses to Kingswear and Dartmouth –; Steam train to Kingswear Ferry details at
In Kingswear
In Kingswear


  1. Leave the car park through the path at the rear of the site, near the creek. Follow the creek-side path up  and across Jubilee Meadow at the head of the creek.
  2. At the top of the steps, turn left into the lane. Follow this back towards the other  end of the creek
  3. Just before the entrance to Whitegates, turn right up the steps, signposted ‘public footpath’. Turn left at the top and remain on this path through Hoodown Woods.
  4. Take the footpath which doubles back down on the left towards the water. Go through the gate at the bottom and cross the railway line with care.
  5. Follow the path to your left down towards the marina, crossing the railway lines back over to car park.

Audio point A – Kingswear & Waterhead Creek walk


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