Galmpton to Greenway walk via Mill Lane
Wander quiet country lanes and open farmland, enjoying views up the River Dart estuary on your walk to Greenway House. Part of this walk is along a beach foreshore which is covered when the tide is in, but if you're feeling confident you can take of your shoes and socks and wade - or wait for the tide to go out. This walk can be combined with Hook Bottom walk as well as the Coombe Lane walk to create various circular routes back to Gamlpton.
Please book ahead before visiting Greenway
The car park, garden and toilets at Greenway are open and you need to
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 we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.
Manor Inn, Galmpton
From the Manor Inn turn right following Stoke Gabriel Road towards Totnes, passing the village shop on your left. Follow this route until you reach the left turn to Galmpton Creek.
Take left turn to Galmpton Creek, and follow the lane to the entrance to Galmpton boatyard.
Galmpton boatyards were sited both sides of the Creek and were responsible for building more than 300 Brixham sailing trawlers over 150 years.
Follow the signposts along Mill Lane towards Lower Greenway Farm and Greenway.
Follow the footpath through Old Mill Farm onto the beach foreshore. Continue on beach foreshore until you reach the lime kiln. Turn left and climb the stile, heading up through fields. Pass through Lower Greenway farmyard until you reach Greenway Road.
On the beach you will see remains of a lime kiln. These were used to burn limestone down to lime, which was used for things such as building work as lime mortar. Lime kilns are often found near rivers as barges were used to move the lime around.
Cross the road and enter Down Copse Woodland. Turn left and walk 50 meters until you see green way markers directing you to Greenway House. Turn right and follow these until you reach Greenway car park.
Great views up the River Dart towards Dartmoor can be seen from the path between the beach foreshore and Lower Greenway Farm.
Follow the path through the car park to the driveway, and take the driveway to Greenway Visitor Reception.
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