125th anniversary trail
2020 was the 125th anniversary of the National Trust in 2020, so to celebrate we created this 1.25km walk. This accessible walk meanders along woodland paths, past wild meadows and towards stretching sea views.
Walk past the cafe and cross the main tarmac path onto the top gravel path which runs behind the house. This will take you along the top of the Coleton Fishacre garden and through the woodland.
A wander along here at springtime is rewarded with a display of white cherry blossom trees.
Once past the back of the house, you'll emerge out from under the trees and into an open space with a bench to your left. You can take a short break here and admire the sea view and gazebo below. This path is lined with patches of bluebells and wild garlic in the spring, or spot the trees coming into bud in early summer.
Continue along this path passing wild meadows and on through paddock wood. On the left is the den building area, and there's a couple of benches a little further along this point for rest and view points of the valley garden.
Continue all the way to the end of this path and admire the view of the rugged coastline towards Dartmouth. You are now at Scout Point, which is one of the best views at Coleton Fishacre.
At this point you can take the steep path down to the bottom of the garden and exit through the gate to access the South West Coast Path (only accessible during Coleton Fishacre's opening times).
Return along the same path past the meadow which will lead you back to the house, cafe and shop.
It's our 125th anniversary so to celebrate we're fundraising to create a more accessible all weather path to the gazebo. Please speak to any member of the team to find out more.
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