GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Gara Point Yealm Estuary

3 miles (5.5 km)

This circular coastal walk near Newton Ferrers visits Gara Point with wonderful views over the Yealm Estuary.
The walk starts from the National Trust car park at Warren and follows the South West Coast Path to Gara Point, passing Blackstone Point SSI on the way. It's a lovely spot with wildflowers, green fields, gorse and wonderful views to Wembury Bay, Plymouth Sound and the Mewstone. From Gara Point you head towards Cellar Beach which you can visit by climbing down some steps. You then start a short woodland section through the Brakehill Plantation, a 19th-century woodland of ash, chestnut, sycamore, beech and oaks. You continue through more woodland towards Noss Mayo with great views over the Yealm River and Newton Ferrers. The final section heads inland through the countryside on a mixture of country lanes and footpaths, returning you to the car park.
If you'd like to continue your walking in the area then you could head to the nearby Wembury Point.

Gara Point Yealm Estuary OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

Gara Point - geograph.org.uk - 703344

Gara Point. Above this headland the coast path, from which the photo was taken, swings north towards the Yealm estuary. On the right of the photo is The Great Mew Stone.

Boats on the Yealm - geograph.org.uk - 705178

Boats on the Yealm. Seen through a gap in the trees from Passage Road which runs along the Yealm and Newton Creek.

Warren Cottages across the Yealm - geograph.org.uk - 704550

Warren Cottages across the Yealm. Looking from the access woodland in Passage Wood across the Yealm to the cottages on Warren Point, past moored yachts.

River Yealm in Rough Torrs - geograph.org.uk - 295482

River Yealm in Rough Torrs. The Yealm, only half a mile from its tidal estuary, races through a wooded valley below Yealmpton. Rough Torrs is the wood on the left (photo taken from a permissive footpath) and Western Torrs is on the right bank.

Creekside cottages, Newton Ferrers - geograph.org.uk - 705247

Creekside cottages, Newton Ferrers. Taken from Pope's Quay below the Swan Inn at Noss Mayo.

Coastguard cottages, Noss Mayo - geograph.org.uk - 703950

Coastguard cottages, Noss Mayo. Shadows cast by trees alongside the coast path spread across a field in front of the terrace of three former coastguard cottages. The path, following Lord Revelstoke's carriage drive, takes a broad sweep around the little valley to maintain its contour.

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Memory Map Route

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