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A bench overlooking the sea view and the Mewstone rocky island, at Coleton Fishacre, Devon
A bench overlooking the sea view and the Mewstone, Coleton Fishacre, Devon | © National Trust/Lauren Hutchinson

125th anniversary trail

2020 was the 125th anniversary of the National Trust in 2020, so to celebrate we created this 1.25km walk. This accessible walk meanders along woodland paths, past wild meadows and towards stretching sea views.

Looking for a longer walk?

From step 4 you can follow the stepped path down the garden and out on to the South West Coast Path. This path follows a steep descent, so is not suitable for wheelchairs, buggies, or those looking to avoid steps.

Total steps: 5

Total steps: 5

Start point

Visitor reception, Coleton Fishacre, Brownstone Road, Kingswear, TQ6 0EQ

Step 1

Walk past the café and cross the main tarmac path onto the top gravel path which runs behind the house. This will take you along the top of the Coleton Fishacre garden and through the woodland.

A path through cherry trees in blossom, at Coleton Fishacre in Devon
Cherry trees in blossom at Coleton Fishacre, Devon | © National Trust/Lauren Hutchinson

Step 2

Once past the back of the house, you'll emerge out from under the trees and into an open space with a bench to your left. You can take a break here and admire the sea view and gazebo below.

Step 3

Continue along this path passing wild meadows and on through paddock wood. On the left is the den building area, and there's a couple of benches a little further along this point for rest and view points of the valley garden.

Step 4

Continue all the way to the end of this path and admire the view of the rugged coastline towards Dartmouth. You are now at Scout Point, which is one of the best viewpoints at Coleton Fishacre.

A bench overlooking the sea view and the Mewstone rocky island, at Coleton Fishacre, Devon
A bench overlooking the sea view and the Mewstone, Coleton Fishacre, Devon | © National Trust/Lauren Hutchinson

Step 5

Return along the same path past the meadow which will lead you back to the house, café and shop.

End point

Visitor reception, Coleton Fishacre, Brownstone Road, Kingswear, TQ60EQ

Trail map

1.25km trail map at Coleton Fishacre
1.25km trail map at Coleton Fishacre | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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