125th anniversary trail

Walking 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.

The view of the Mewstone from the top of Coleton Fishacre garden


1.25km trail map


Visitor Reception


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.

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Garden path in the garden at Coleton Fishacre, Devon


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.

View from the gazebo at Coleton Fishacre, Devon


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.

Benches at Scout Point in the garden at Coleton Fishacre, Devon


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.

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The view of the Mewstone from the top of Coleton Fishacre garden


Return along the same path past the meadow which will lead you back to the house, cafe and shop.

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Wildflower meadows bloom in the summer at Coleton Fishacre, Devon


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125th anniversary trail

How to get here

Coleton Fishacre
By road
3 miles from Kingswear: take Lower Ferry road, turn right at toll house. 6 miles from Brixham, take A3022 to Kingswear, turn left at toll house. Narrow and busy approach lane, reversing required - especially around busiest time of 1 - 2.30pm
Parking: For visitors to house and garden only. Parking charges: £1 per hour up to three hours, or £4 to stay all day. Free for members (please show membership card upon arrival and display car sticker). Mobility parking adjacent to Visitor Reception, overflow parking on busy days approximately 300 yards. Shuttle service available from the overflow car park at peak times: unfortunately we cannot transport children under 12. If you would like parking for a motor home over 18 ft, please call 01803 753132
125th anniversary trail

Facilities and access

  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Cafe
  • Shop