GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cockington Country Park

3 miles (5 km)

This is a circular walk around the historic Cockington Country Park and Cockington Village in Torquay, Devon. Cockington has 460 acres of beautiful country park to explore including ornamental lakes, woodlands and formal gardens. The 17th century Cockington Court has a number of studios open to the public with a variety of arts and crafts at the Court's Craft Centre. Also of interest is the Agatha Christie Literary Trail and the Murder Mystery Trail.
The walk also passes close to the delightful Cockington Village with its thatched roofed cottages, cider orchards and quaint shops and tearooms.
To extend your walking in the area you could try the Torquay to Babbacombe Walk along a lovely section of the South West Coast Path.

Postcode

TQ2 6XA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Cockington Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cockington Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

In the village there's a fine country pub in the shape of The Drum Inn. The attractive thatched pub serves good quality food and includes a lovely large garden area for warmer days. You can find them at postcode TQ2 6XA for your sat navs. Nearby there's also the delightful Rose Cottage Tea Room where you can enjoy a cream tea in the beautiful gardens.

Dog Walking

The park is very dog friendly and a fine place for a walk with your four legged friend. The Drum Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head south along the coast path and you could visit Brixham on the Torquay to Brixham Walk. There's another fine country park here in the shape of Berry Head Country Park.
In Torquay itself there's the popular Torquay Rock Walk. These elevated, Mediterranean style gardens command wonderful views across the town and the bay.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Devon Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Cockington Court - geograph.org.uk - 943046

Cockington Court, a 17th Century manor house set in a 460 acre country park.

Cockington, the park - geograph.org.uk - 812822

The end of the boardwalk shown is on the left, and the walk emerges into the bowl of the valley in front ofthe Church of St George and St Mary and Cockington Court, both on the right.

Church of St George and St Mary, Cockington, Devon taken 1964 - geograph.org.uk - 775768

Church of St George and St Mary, Cockington, taken 1964. Cockington Church is dedicated to St George and St Mary and whilst a chapel has existed here since Saxon times, the present structure dates from 1210. The church was damaged in 1943 by two German bombs (a crater can still be seen to the south of the church). There is no graveyard but three dogs belonging to the gamekeeper (about 1910) were buried under the large beech tree. This view was taken in spring when there was a lovelly display of daffodils.

Cockington Court Cricket Pitch - geograph.org.uk - 49773

Cockington Court Cricket Pitch. From the village the house can be reached by several routes. This one over the wooden walkway crosses the cricket pitch that is surely unique in that it sits in a veritable "bowl". The pavilion is high on the hillside to the right and I think all of the boundaries are higher than the batsmen. I can't imagine any Test Matches will ever be played here!

The Drum, Cockington-geograph-1860376

The Drum. This old thatched pub is a fine place for some post walk refreshment in the village.

Rose garden, Cockington - geograph.org.uk - 1634642

The rose garden behind Cockington Court. Taken in the interior of the garden, with seats on either side of the central sundial. "Tall walls enclose three sides of garden ... the north-east side wall is local stone rubble with Roman tile coping". The stable yard buildings behind the wall host craft workshops.

-2019-04-19 Cockington Forge, Torbay, Devon (2)

The old forge.The Old Forge stands in the centre of village and dates from the 14th century. It is no longer a working forge and is now a shop selling souvenirs to visitors.

The tea garden at Rose Cottage - geograph.org.uk - 1446410

The tea garden at Rose Cottage. These gardens outside the tea rooms are a lovely place to relax with a cream tea.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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