Walks around Noss Mayo

Walk the wilder side of the Yealm estuary, taking in a combination of Victorian history and wildlife along the way.

A view along the path at Stoke Point, Noss Mayo

Short walk at Stoke Point

Start from the remote car park at Stoke for a short, linear 1 mile walk along the coast path. Enjoy dramatic views, and look out for the cirl bunting and Dartford warbler.

Dramatic views of rocks and waves below the path

Gara Point walk

A strenuous but rewarding walk round the wilder side of the Yealm estuary, from Gara Point to Noss Mayo, taking in a combination of Victorian history and wildlife along the way.

A view along the path at Stoke Point, Noss Mayo

Longer walk at Stoke Point

Join the old carriage way, Revelstoke Drive, for a hike to the ruins of Gunrow Signal Station, a great picnic spot. The turn back and follow the path that hugs the coast through Netton Down.

Walkers along the coast path above Ayrmer Cove
Walking trail

Ringmore to Ayrmer Cove walk 

Further along the coast towards Kingsbridge is the small village of Ringmore. Park at the small NT car park here and enjoy the unspoilt countryside, travelling through Ringmore Valley to the secluded Ayrmer Cove and its startling rock formations.

The dramatic rocks and cliffs at Ayrmer Cove
Walking trail

Short walk around Ayrmer Cove 

Follow this gentle 1 mile walk along farmland with impressive views of Bigbury and Burgh Island (made famous by Agatha Christie's 'Then there were none'). This linear route finishes just above Ayrmer Cove and a well placed bench to stop and rest.

Rugged coastline at Hoist Point, Ringmore and Kingston
Walking trail

Hoist Point walk 

Park in the lovely village of Kingston (near Ringmore) to explore the highest point of this coastline between Plymouth and Dartmouth. This circular, strenuous trail has some great beaches to visit along the way, ideal places to take a rest after all the climb. Why not pop into the 16th century pub, The Dolphin, in Kingston before returning home?