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The garden at Overbeck's with Salcombe Bay beyond
The garden at Overbeck's | © National Trust Images/George Wright

East Soar to Overbeck's Garden walk

This walk takes you along the runway of what used to be RAF Bolt Head. With panoramic views of the South Hams coast and countryside, the walk leads to Overbeck’s Garden, a hidden paradise of subtropical gardens. The walk finishes outside the Overbeck's Garden entrance.

Total steps: 7

Total steps: 7

Start point

East Soar National Trust car park, grid ref SX713375

Step 1

From the car park, go through the gate to the left of East Soar Farm. From there follow the signposts for Overbeck's.

Step 2

Follow the track that borders the former RAF Bolt Head airstrip until it bends round to the right, where you’ll see a gate and signpost.

Step 3

Pass through the gate and cross the fields heading towards the next gate.

Step 4

After the gate, continue to follow the signs for Overbeck’s Garden.

Step 5

Keep walking down the hedgerow path until you reach a stile and gate. Cross the stile, go through the gate and walk straight ahead, following the woodland path.

Step 6

As you turn the corner you should see several tree stumps. If you stand on these, you can just see the subtropical garden at Overbeck's below and the view across to Salcombe beyond.

Step 7

The walk finishes outside Overbeck's Garden's entrance gates. Do come in and enjoy everything Overbeck's Garden has to offer.

End point

East Soar National Trust car park, grid ref SX713375

Trail map

East Soar to Overbeck's Garden walk trail map
East Soar to Overbeck's Garden walk trail map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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East Soar car park, near Malborough, Devon, TQ7 3DR

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