Green ways to Greenway

There are so many different ways to travel to Greenway, many of which make up an exciting part of your day out. You can travel by car (parking spaces must be booked in advance), spot wildlife and soak up the views on the River Dart when you travel by ferry, arrive by steam train just as Hercule Poirot did in 'Dead Man's Folly' or even walk. Please check with the travel providers to see which services are running when you plan to visit - more information and their details are below.

By car

The first thing to know about travelling to Greenway is that if you would like to arrive by car, your parking space needs to be pre-booked. This is easy to do online, or by phone by calling 01803 842382. It’s best to book your space a day or two ahead of your visit, but limited spaces are available on the day by phone.
When you arrive at Greenway, our car park attendant will tick you off his list and direct you to the car park. If you would like a lift from the car park to visitor reception, just ask at the front gate and the car park attendant will arrange the buggy for you.
Book your parking space online


Car parking charges

There is a parking charge of £3 per session for non-National Trust member. The car parking charges help look after Greenway well into the future, and support the vital work of the National Trust. For members of the Trust it remains free of charge to park, as with all the hundreds of Trust car parks and properties across the country. Members will just need to show their membership card to the car park attendant, and display a parking sticker in their car. 

If you are interested in becoming a member and enjoying the many benefits of National Trust membership, including free car parking, please do talk to the team in Visitor Reception when you arrive.
Find out more about car parking charges for non-National Trust members at Greenway


By ferry

One fantastic way to travel to Greenway is by ferry from Dartmouth. When in operation, this service along the River Dart departs hourly, and is the perfect way to find out more about the area whilst you travel to Greenway.
Please note that the Dartmouth Ferry is not running in November and December.

From the village of Dittisham you can travel to Greenway in open wooden passenger ferry that takes up to 12 people. Just ring the bell on the quay to let the ferry know you're there waiting.
Once you arrive at Greenway quay there is an uphill walk through the woodland garden to reach Greenway, but there are plenty of benches to pause at and admire the views. There is also a shuttle service available, which provides lifts from the quay to visitor reception; if you require a lift and the quay car isn't waiting please ask at the kiosk on the quay.
Visit the Greenway Ferry website to find out more about the Dartmouth and Dittisham ferries.

Steam train

From Paignton and Kinsgwear you can board the steam train to Greenway Halt. From the Halt a 30 minute woodland walk brings you to Greenway; the walk through the wood is sloped and muddy in places so don't forget your walking boots. Please note that this route isn't suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. There is a bus that provides a shuttle run between the Halt and the entrance of Greenway.
Please note that the railway operates a reduced timetable in November and December.
Visit the Steam Railway Company’s website to find out more.

On foot

You are spoiled for choice for beautiful walks to Greenway. The Dart Valley Trail takes you from Kingswear to Greenway, and the Greenway Walk from Broadsands is a moderate 6 mile walk. There is also the John Musgrave Heritage Trail, a leg of which runs from Greenway Quay to Brixham. You could also walk to Greenway from Galmpton via Mill Lane, Coombe Lane or Hook Bottom (take a look at the walking trails at the bottom of this page).