Walking

Walking trail

Greenway garden winter ramble

Walking trail

This one mile circular walk leads you through some of the more secluded areas of the garden, including the North Walled Garden and the Bird Pond. It brings you to the best place in the whole garden to see the views of the River Dart all the way down to Dartmouth. In winter it's a good route for a relatively sheltered walk, taking in woodland, winter flowering plants and viewpoints.

The garden overlooking the river at Greenway in winter

Map

A map showing the route of the Greenway garden ramble one mile walk

Start:

Greenway visitor reception, grid ref: SX876548

1

From the car park follow the driveway down to Visitor Reception. During winter months, while the leaves have fallen from the trees, along the driveway you'll see great views of the River Dart and the village of Dittisham.

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The driveway at Greenway in winter

2

From Visitor Reception, walk through the courtyard and turn left just past the shop. After a short distance, turn through the second archway on the right into the North Walled Garden. Walk through the peach house and leave the North Walled Garden via the arched doorway in the top left corner of the wall.

The North Walled Garden at Greenway

3

Follow the path with a wall running along the left side of it, until you reach an archway on the left; go through the archway and turn right up the lane which has two concrete tracks. Walk up the lane to a house marked South Lodge Holiday Cottage.

4

At the junction before South Lodge, follow the right which takes you into the Top Garden. From here you can see the best views of the River Dart down towards Kingswear. From the Top Garden walk downhill along the hedge line, along a serpentine path, passing a clump of black bamboo on the left. Carry on round the bend in the path and take a right turn which is marked towards the house.

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The view down the River Dart from Greenway to Kingswear

5

A little further along this path is the Bird Pond, with a seat next to it where you can enjoy the tranquility of this spot and the Impatiens tinctoria which flowers here in winter. The sculpture beside the pond - known as the Greenway Bird - was created by Bridget McCrumm. From the pond, walk along the main path towards the house.

6

As you walk towards the house, the gardens open up into parkland. In a month or two this area will be filled with brilliant spring colours of primroses and bluebells. During winter the views of the river open up as the leaves fall from the trees. To finish your walk, continue past the house (keeping it on your left) towards the courtyard and Visitor Reception where your walk began.

End:

Greenway visitor reception, grid ref: SX876548

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Greenway garden winter ramble

Terrain

A circular walk around the parameter of the woodland garden. There are some steep sections in places. Dogs are welcome but please keep them on short leads.

Greenway garden winter ramble

Contact us

Telephone: 01803 842382

Email: greenway@nationaltrust.org.uk

Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway

Greenway garden winter ramble

How to get here

Address
Greenway, Greenway Road, Galmpton, Brixham, TQ5 0ES
By train

Paignton, 4.5 miles. From Paignton you can catch the steam train to Greenway Halt, which is a 30 minute woodland walk from Greenway.

By road

Pre-booked cars only. Contact 01803 842382 to reserve a space. From Torbay follow signs to Brixham, until you reach the village of Churston. Follow brown tourist signs right (directing you to Greenway), through the village of Galmpton. Follow Manor Vale Road and continue on to Greenway Road. Follow Greenway Road past the school and out of the village; continue on for approximately two miles until you reach Greenway.

By ferry

Services to Greenway from Dartmouth and Dittisham provided by the Greenway Ferry Company

Greenway garden winter ramble

Facilities and access

  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Baby change
  • Café