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Field Hike

Family Friendly, Easy Walk 2.5 miles
Brixham Fishmarket to Breakwater

Park up at Oxen Cove Car Park or make your way to the harbour on foot and start at Rockfish, infront of the tall glass building of the Harbour Office. Enjoy an amble around the picturesque inner harbour, passing the Golden Hind and the statue of William of Orange and follow the harbour's edge round to the statue of 'Man and Boy' which commemorates lives lost at sea and celebrates Brixham's fishing heritage. Continue onwards towards the marina and watch people crabbing over the harbour wall. If you have a go yourself pay attention to the signs marking the areas that are safe to go crabbing and take care not to drop your crab line over the edge! If she is in the harbour, Pilgrim BM45 is one of a handful of surviving red sailed, wooden built Brixham Sailing Trawlers, or you may even be lucky enough to see her with sails up out in the bay. The RNLI Lifeboat station and kiosk makes an interesting stop for little ones, then continue onwards to the Breakwater. The Breakwater stretches out to sea for half a mile so ensure there is enough steam left in little legs if you intend to walk to the end and back and then back to the Fishmarket!

Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. 

Moderate Walk

Brixham Harbour to Berry Head

This walk begins at the picturesque harbourside in Brixham and takes you onwards past the marina and Breakwater Beach (dogs not permitted from May 1st - Sep 30th). Following the coast path onwards from the Breakwater Beach you will pass Shoalstone Pool, Brixham's seawater Lido. The road continues on past the Berry Head Hotel and uphill to the spectacular Berry Head Nature Reserve. The Berry Head Hotel has stunning views across to Torquay from it's terrace and lawns and you may want to end your walk here and enjoy something to eat or drink in the hotel. If you choose to continue on to Berry Head you won't be disappointed. This internationally-acclaimed heritage site is home to a fascinating variety of wildlife and history, with recently-restored Napoleonic War fortifications. Enjoy the stunning views and superb local food at the Guardhouse Cafe, 

Berry Head is free to visit and open all year.

Dogs are welcome in the Bar area at Berry Head Hotel, in the Nature Reserve and in the Guardhouse Café on a lead.

Moderate Walk

Berry Head to Sharkham Point

A fairly easy walk, with only gentle ascents and descents, although some of the paths are quite uneven. Spectacular views from start to finish. 

Moderate to Difficult Walk (3.4 miles return)

Fishcombe Cove to Broadsands

The route starts from the beautiful Fishcombe Cove and takes you along the South West Coast Path passing the picturesque and more  secluded Churston Cove and Elberry Cove before reaching Broadsands Beach. If you want to vary the return leg, take the footpath inland from Elberry Cove and visit Churston Manor which dates  back to the 12th Century. Take Elberry Lane towards the main road and catch the number 12 bus back to Brixham. 

Difficult Walk (10.9 miles)

Berry Head to Dartmouth

If you're feeling brave why not try the 10.9 mile trip from Berry Head to Dartmouth. You'll take in some of the best coastline the English Riviera has to offer, passing Sharkham Point, Kingswear Castle, before finishing with a ferry crossing to beautiful Dartmouth. You'll most definitely earn yourself a Devon cream tea at the end of this walk!

For more recommended walking routes take a look at the links below;


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