10.Coleton Camp NT car park near Kingswear, South Devon. Circular 6.1 miles

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Coleton Camp NT car park near Kingswear, South Devon. Circular 6.1 miles but 1958 feet of ascent. Quite strenuous but fantastic views.

From the car park follow the track east to the coast path. Turn right.

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The view from Scabbacombe Head

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Scabbocombe Head in the spring sunshine

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Gorse in full bloom

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...As you follow the path you will see the lower entrance to the National Trust garden at Coleton Fishacre.

patches of violets on the cliff

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...Further along you will come to the coastwatch lookout at Froward Point and the remains of world war 2 defences.

Newfoundland Cove

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View of Castle Point and the entrance to Dartmouth Harbour

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View of Castle Point and the entrance to Dartmouth Harbour

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...This is followed by a long flight of steps down, and two long flights of steps back up. At the top turn right and follow the lane, turning right and downhill for Home Farm.

A bank of red Cyclamen at Home Farm, Brownstone

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Cherry trees in full bloom

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Cherry trees in full bloom After this the path is very slippery when wet ( which it often is) so take care. It is much easier going up than coming down. The path becomes a surfaced lane. Follow the lane past Higher Brownstone Farm and past the entrance to Coleton Fishacre back to the car park.

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