East Soar to Overbeck's Garden walk

Walking trail

This walk takes you along the runway of what used to be RAF Bolt Head. With panoramic views of the South Hams coast and countryside, the walk leads to Overbeck’s Garden, a hidden paradise of subtropical gardens.

The walk finishes outside the Overbeck's Garden entrance.

Assistance dogs only in the garden.

Please book ahead before visiting Overbeck's

Overbeck's is open until 28 October, Sunday to Thursday from 10.30am to 4pm (last admission 2.30-3pm). href="https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/overbecks/whats-on">book tickets before you visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note unfortunately we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you.

Book now

The view over the Salcombe estuary from the house and garden at Overbeck's, Devon.


Map route for  East Soar to Overbecks walk


East Soar National Trust car park, grid ref SX713375


From the car park, go through the gate to the left of East Soar Farm. From there follow the signposts for Overbeck's.


Follow the track that borders the former RAF Bolt Head airstrip until it bends round to the right, where you'll see a gate and signpost.

Read more


Pass through the gate and cross the fields heading towards the next gate.

Read more


After the gate turn left and then right, continuing to follow the signs for Overbecks.


Keep walking down the hedgerow path until you reach a stile and gate. Cross the stile, go through the gate and walk straight ahead, following the woodland path.


As you turn the corner you should see several tree stumps if you stand on these, you can just see the sub-tropical garden at Overbecks below and the view across to Salcombe beyond.


The walk finishes outside Overbeck's Garden's entrance gates. Do come in and enjoy everything Overbeck's Garden has to offer.

Read more


East Soar National Trust car park, grid ref SX713375

You made it

Following this trail on mobile or tablet? Share your experience.

East Soar to Overbeck's Garden walk


This walk takes you to Overbeck's Garden, on a waymarked route. The walk follows a flat gravelled track and crosses a grassy field. The last five minutes of the walk follow a woodland path that slopes gently downhill. Dogs are welcome for part of the walk but please keep on a lead. Please note: assistance dogs only permitted into Overbeck's Garden.

East Soar to Overbeck's Garden walk

Contact us

Telephone: 01548 842893

Email: overbecks@nationaltrust.org.uk

East Soar to Overbeck's Garden walk

How to get here

East Soar car park, near Malborough, Devon
By train

Totnes, 19 miles (30.5km)

By road

Turn right from the Kingsbridge to Salcombe road (A381) into Malborough. Follow signs to Soar and take left fork when you come to final unsigned junction

By bus

Stagecoach X64 from Kingsbridge/Totnes, alight at Malborough then walk 2 miles (3.2km), following signs for Soar

East Soar to Overbeck's Garden walk

Facilities and access

  • National Trust Car park at East Soar (free for members)
  • Information point in car park
  • Toilets and baby facilities at Overbeck's Garden (National Trust)
  • Refreshments, toilets and small play area at Walkers' Hut (East Soar Outdoor Experience - NT tenant)
  • Toilets at South and North Sands (not National Trust)