Around Lord Revelstoke's Drive from Noss Mayo

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The walk leaves Noss Mayo and follows a country lane to the head of Newton Creek at Bridgend. There then follows an uphill section on country lanes through Membland and up to the start of the coastal section at Beacon Hill on the South West Coastal Path. This is the only climb of the day and although up to 100 metres, is easy enough along the two-mile country lane for this stage.

After the climb, the route along the coast is relatively flat for six miles as it follows the track built by Lord Revelstoke, so that he could drive his horse and carriage around the seaward boundary of his estate. The walking is therefore easy and is a popular route with locals.

The coastal section ends with fine views across to the Mewstone and beyond to Rame Head. The path then follows the sweep of the entrance to the River Yealm and along for two miles to the return to Noss Mayo and two good pubs.

On the riverside section there will be masses of yachts to see in the season, since the River Yealm is one of the most popular yachting anchorages in the whole of the South West and many visiting boats call in to moor alongside the visitors' pontoons. The views along the whole of the coastal and river sections are magnificent on a good day.

England - South West England - Devon - Coast


Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Pub, River, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife
1/19/2020 - Jamie Vanstone

A really gorgeous walk with some stunning coast path scenery. Bit squishy under food if it’s been raining recently but fine in walking boots. Would highly recommend and definitely improved by a fab meal at either The Ship or The Swan.

1/10/2019 - Roger Middleton

This is one of our favourite coastal walks anywhere, and all the better for being able to do it from our back door. Generally firm underfoot, although can be muddy for 1/2 mile west of Stoke beach car park after prolonged rain. The pub lunches at The Ship Inn in Noss Mayo are not to be missed. Nice ambience inside, and lovely to seat outside overlooking Noss Creek when the weather allows.

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