South West Coast Path
Walkng Holiday
South Devon and The English Riviera
Salcombe to Starcross
7 nights and 6 days walking

Dartmouth, Devon

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South West Coast Path Salcombe to Starcross Map letsgowalking

South West Coast Path  South Devon and The English Riviera
   Salcombe to Starcross
  7 nights and 6 days Walking holiday

Enjoy a 61 mile self-guided walking holiday on the south coast of Devon from Salcombe to Starcross on the South West Coast Path.
Visit the famous port of Dartmouth and the towns of Brixham and Torquay on the English Riviera.

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.
The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.
We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.
Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.
We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.
Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest choices of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Suggested Tour Duration:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
61 miles
Min/max daily distance:
8/13 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
easy to strenuous

2 ferries
This route connects with:
Dart Valley Trail
Exe Valley Way

South West Coast Path South Devon
   Salcombe to Starcross
  7 nights and 6 days Walking holiday
Day by Day Itinerary

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.

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Optional Day: Salcombe
Spend an extra day in Salcombe to relax and enjoy the town, take a ferry ride up the Kingsbridge Estuary to Kingsbridge.

Walkers on the South west Coast path with Letsgowalking

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.

Dartmouth South west Coast Path letsgowalking

Optional Day: Dartmouth
Spend 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.


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.

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Torquay Harbour with walking holidays

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.

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.

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Day 7: Teignmouth to Starcross   8 miles      Easy
You make 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.

South West Coast Path 8 day itinerary
Salcombe to Starcross

6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1:
Arrive Salcombe or Starcross
Optional Day: optional extra day in Salcombe
Day 2: Salcombe to Torcross                    13 miles strenuous
Day 3: Torcross to Dartmouth                  10 miles moderate
Optional Day: optional extra day in Dartmouth
Day 4: Dartmouth to Brixham                    11 miles strenuous
Day 5: Brixham to Torquay                         8 miles moderate
Day 6: Torquay to Teignmouth                   11 miles strenuous
Day 7: Teignmouth to Starcross                 8 miles easy
Day 8: Depart after breakfast


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All prices subject to change

Extra nights in Salcombe and/or Dartmouth from £48.00 per person

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 1:25,000 maps

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

What’s not included
in your UK walking holiday on the South West Coast Path

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

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 to Plymouth where we can arrange transfer to Salcombe
  • By Bus to Salcombe

Telephone Lines are open 7 days a week.

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or +44 (0)207 193 1252

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We have coastal walking holidays in the UK in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands.

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