Coleton Fishacre Ranger Run

Running trail

Nestled on Devon’s south coast, Coleton Fishacre’s exotic garden leads down a steep valley towards the sea. This trail run takes in the dramatic coastal scenery which surrounds it, covering some tough terrain and interesting built cultural history. The full run follows the edge of the estate and a dramatic section of the South West Coast Path, or for a shorter loop you could head steeply up from the Coast Path through the garden (normal admission prices for Coleton Fishacre apply).

This route has been created in collaboration with expert trail runners and adventurers Jen and Sim Benson, as part of our Ranger Run Series. The route in part follows a well-maintained but naturally uneven coastal path which is steep in places - be aware of cliff edges and keep children and dogs supervised. The final stretch of the route follows a single-track country lane with passing places - be mindful of traffic. 

The Mewstone and the coast land around Froward Point

Map

A map of a running route around Coleton Fishacre estate

Start:

Coleton Camp car park

1

Follow the track east out of the car park heading downhill towards the sea and reaching the South West Coast Path (SWCP) at Scabbacombe Head.

2

Turn right onto the Coast Path to follow it south-west until you reach Pudcombe Cove, near the coastal entrance to Coleton Fishacre garden. If you would like to do the shorter version of this run, leave the Coast Path here and go up through the centre of Coleton Fishacre garden. Normal admission prices to Coleton Fishacre apply, so pop into Visitor Reception while you're there. When you're ready to continue, follow the driveway and turn right at the top to go back to the start of the route at Coleton Camp.

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People running on grass with the sea in the background

3

Continue on the South West Coast Path round Outer Froward Point and on past Brownstone Battery at Inner Froward Point, a Second World War gun emplacement. The trail continues around Newfoundland Cove.

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The Coastwatch station at Froward Point in Devon

4

Continue on the South West Coast Path to a track which leads left to Kingswear; don’t take this but turn right and climb uphill past Higher Brownstone Farm to join a country lane.

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The Day Mark, a navigational aid for ships near Froward Point

5

Follow the country lane past the entrance to Coleton Fishacre, back to the start at Coleton Camp.

End:

Coleton Camp car park

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Coleton Fishacre Ranger Run

Terrain

The route in part follows a well-maintained but naturally uneven coastal path which is steep in places - be aware of cliff edges and keep children and dogs supervised. The final stretch of the route follows a single-track country lane with passing places - be mindful of traffic. 

Coleton Fishacre Ranger Run

Contact us

Coleton Fishacre Ranger Run

How to get here

Address
Coleton Camp car park, Brownstone Road, Kingswear, Devon, TQ6 0EQ, SX 909512
By road

From Brixham or Kingswear follow signs to Coleton Fishacre from the B3205, but turn left towards Coleton Camp just before the entrance to Coleton Fishacre.

By foot

South West Coast path plus link paths from Kingswear, Hillhead and Brixham.

By bus

Regular Stageboach service from Kingswear to Brixham stopping off at the turn off to Coleton Fishacre on B3205 and Hillhead Caravan Park. Bus stops are approximately two miles from Coleton Camp.

Coleton Fishacre Ranger Run

Facilities and access

  • National Trust car park (free for members) at Coleton Camp
  • Toilets at Coleton Fishacre
  • Café at Coleton Fishacre
  • National Trust shop at Coleton Fishacre