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Grassy clifftops with rocky shore and the sea below
Dramatic views of rocks and waves below the path | © Eric McDonald / National Trust

Revelstoke Drive and Noss Mayo walk

A lovely circular walk all year round with plenty to see including far-reaching coastal views, woodlands leading right down to the estuary edge and the beautiful village of Noss Mayo.

Starting location

This trail starts at the Warren National Trust car park near Noss Mayo, on the other side of the River Yealm from Wembury, about a 30-minute drive/10 miles from Wembury.

Total steps: 5

Total steps: 5

Start point

National Trust car park at Warren, Hannaford Road, Devon PL8 1EL. Grid ref: SX541465.

Step 1

From the car park take the track until it joins the coast path, then turn right. You're now walking along Revelstoke Drive (also known as Nine Mile). Continue west along the path, enjoying views over Wembury Bay towards Plymouth Sound, and pass through two gates beside Warren Cottage. If you want to explore secluded Warren beach, and perhaps spot a seal, take the steep path on the left after the second gate (recommended for agile walkers only), otherwise stay on the coast path.

Step 2

Follow the path until you're above Gara Point. Continue around the headland, passing paths leading down to Gara Point, and an alternative route to Cellars Beach via Greylake Cove.

Step 3

Follow the path through Brakehill Plantation. Continue past the former coastguard cottages. To visit the old fishing cove of Cellars beach (recommended for agile walkers only), take the path on the left just after you reach Battery Cottage.

Step 4

Continue along the road into Passage Wood. Take the left path, following the coast path, which leads down through the woods parallel to the estuary. Continue on the path through the woods past the old toll house and continue on road until the road forks and a small car park is on your right-hand side. By the corner of the car park take the path on the right leading up into the woods. This path runs parallel to the road. At the end of the path take care when coming down the steps and rejoining the road. Continue on the road into Noss Mayo village.

Step 5

Continue on the road into the old fishing village of Noss Mayo. Once past Noss Hard on your left you will see the village hall on your right-hand side as you continue up the hill. Where the road bends sharply round to the left, turn right and continue along the track, passing the tennis courts and then playground area on your left. Follow this track all the way to the end. Turn left onto the road and Warren car park is 25m on your right.

View of rowing boats tied up, with yachts further away, in the harbour, taken from the bank in Ferry Wood at Noss Mayo, South Devon. Houses are visible on the right, and a grassy hill rises in the distance
Boats in the harbour at Noss Mayo, South Devon | © National Trust Images/Phil Hemsley

End point

National Trust car park at Warren, Hannaford Road, Devon PL8 1EL. Grid ref: SX541465.

Trail map

Revelstoke Drive and Noss Mayo walk map
Revelstoke Drive and Noss Mayo walk map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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