Southern England – South Hams coast, Devon
Distance: 21km/13 miles
Where: Linear walk along the South Hams coast from Torcross to East Portlemouth.
Start/End: East Portlemouth (SX744387).
Terrain: Well signposted and maintained coastal paths along cliff-tops.
Maps:Explorer OL20; Landranger 202.
The finest coastline of south Devon is to be found in the South Hams, an area of land that extends southwards from Dartmoor, stretching from the Tamar in the west to the Dart in the east. There are five estuaries that have to be crossed if you’re walking the South West Coast Path, but not all are served by ferries throughout the year. Fortunately, on one of the very best day’s walks along this coast – from Torcross to East Portlemouth – there’s a year-round ferry across the Salcombe estuary. The walk takes in the headlands of Start and Prawle Points (the latter the most southerly point in Devon) and boasts superb scenery all the way.
Click below to see a route profile and view the route on an Ordnance Survey map