Stunning scenery, easily accessible tracks and trails and an enviable microclimate are the ingredients which make Kingswear a great base for a self-catering holiday. Throw into the mix some of the best beaches and the freshest seafood and you’re on to a winner! So while you’re staying in Kingswear why not get out and about and explore the beautiful South West Coastal Path which runs through the village, you’re in for a treat. Time to lace up your boots put the lead on the dog and blow away the cobwebs…
Kingswear is a great base for a self-catering holiday with excellent walking trails on the doorstep. Not only do you have the South West Coastal Path runs through the village but you can hop on the ferry to Dartmouth and benefit from the fabulous walks on the other side of the Dart.
We’ve selected a few of our favourite trails to set you off on the right foot…
Kingswear to Greenway
This lovely walk winds its way along part of the Dart Valley Trail as it follows the river banks and creeks. If you’re a wildlife and nature lover you may be lucky enough to spot one or two roe deer, seals, wading birds and herons. The trail takes you to Greenway House, the former home of Agatha Christie with gardens which border the River Dart by the infamous boat house. The perfect spot for a cream tea. What could be more Devon than that?
Hop onto the foot ferry which runs from Kingswear to Dartmouth and discover the antics of our ancestors as you explore Dartmouth’s rich heritage. A right Royal romp through the historic streets and alleyways, discover historical sites and learn how the town has played such a large part in the Late Queen Elizabeth II’s life. Pick up the town trail here.
Kingswear to Coleton Fishacre
Head off towards the headland from Kingswear, following the coastal path in the direction of the mouth of the River Dart. This trail takes you to a brilliant viewpoint where you can see both the castles of Kingswear and Dartmouth, follow the directions here.