Walking

Walking trail

Longer walk at Stoke Point

Walking trail

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.

Keep an eye out for marine life in the waters below

With luck, marine life such as seals, dolphins and porpoises can be seen from the cliffs, with plenty of other underwater creatures lurking below in the realm of divers.

A view along the path at Stoke Point, Noss Mayo

Map

Start:

National Trust car park at Stoke Point, grid ref: SX556465

1

Leave the car park at Stoke Point through the wooden gate beside the information board. Follow the path down towards the cliffs, passing an old holed stone gatepost on your left. On reaching the South West Coast Path, cross over and take the sheep track below which runs down to the right.

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2

Continue along the track, weaving through the gorse (if you lose the path, just keep heading for the signal station building on Gunrows Down), passing Netton Island, where seals often bask on the rocks. Beneath the same rocks, dolphins and porpoises swim mixing with the squid and sea sponges that have been sighted there by divers. Take care on the cliff edge.

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3

Continue westwards, following the rough track as it ascends. At the top of the slope, turn left onto the coast path and follow it towards the signal station.

4

On reaching the bend below the signal station, beside a quarry, take one of the paths up the slope for a closer look at the building and its wide-ranging views.

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5

Return to the coast path and retrace your steps east (or turn west to continue to Gara Point) until Stoke Point is visible and you are above Netton Island again.

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6

Turn left off the path and veer up a track to reach a fence at the top of the slope. Follow the fence until you reach a stile, then turn left up the track, back to the car park.

End:

National Trust car park at Stoke Point, grid ref: SX556465

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Terrain

Coastal paths that can be uneven and rocky in places and can muddy in wet weather. Be careful on the cliff edges.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead, as the walk passes through grazing areas for sheep and cattle.

Longer walk at Stoke Point

Contact us

Longer walk at Stoke Point

How to get here

Address
South Devon
By train

Nearest train station Plymouth, 10 miles (16km).

By road

4.5 miles (7km) on B3186 from Yealmpton, off A379.

By foot

Connects with the South West Coast Path.

By bus
Service 93 and 94, Plymouth to Noss Mayo.
Longer walk at Stoke Point

Facilities and access

  • Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead