GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Newton Ferrers

4 miles (6.8 km)

This pretty village in South Devon is in a great location for coastal walking. This circular walk visits the neighbouring village of Noss Mayo before exploring the lovely Gara Point Yealm Estuary using a section of the long distance South West Coast Path.
Starting in the village you cross the Newton Creek on the ferry to Noss Mayo. From here you can follow footpaths south to Blackstone Point. Here you can pick up the South West Coast Path and follow it to Gara Point. It's a lovely spot with wildflowers, green fields, gorse and wonderful views to Wembury Bay, Plymouth Sound and the Mewstone.
The route continues north east along the coast path back towards Noss Mayo and the ferry crossing.
To continue your walking in the area you can head west to the village of Wembury and then on to Wembury Point. It's a splendid area with spectacular coastal cliffs and a variety of wildlife. You can look out for Dartmoor Ponies, basking sharks, porpoises, dolphins and many different types of birds from this stretch of coast.
If you were to head east you would soon come to the beautiful Erme Estuary.

Newton Ferrers OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Newton Ferrers Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Newton Ferrers

  • Noss Mayo - This splendid circular walk takes you around a particularly beautiful area of the South Devon coast
  • Gara Point Yealm Estuary - 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
  • South West Coast Path - This incredible 600 mile walk follows the coast from Minehead in Somerset, through Devon and Cornwall and onto the finish point at Poole in Dorset
  • Wembury Point - This delightful area near Plymouth has recently been restored by the National Trust
  • Erme Estuary - This circular walk explores the beautiful estuary of the River Erme as it meets the English Channel in South Devon

Photos

Newton and Noss, Newton Ferrers - geograph.org.uk - 833624

Newton and Noss: Newton Ferrers. With the tide coming in and the tower of the church of the Holy Cross in shadow on the hill above, beyond the square

Newton and Noss, Newton Ferrers - geograph.org.uk - 833588

Newton and Noss: Newton Ferrers House - or cottages - line Newton Creek. Seen from Noss Mayo, with the tide out.

Newton Ferrers - geograph.org.uk - 16748

Newton Ferrers. From South bank of River Yealm looking west

Water Frontage, Newton Ferrers - geograph.org.uk - 80055

Water Frontage, Newton Ferrers. Low and late afternoon lighting provides a strong reflection of a mirror image of the International Paints Research establishment and the waterside properties of Newton Ferrers, as viewed from Warren Point.

On Revelstoke Drive - geograph.org.uk - 1390616

On Revelstoke Drive. The coast path follows this wide track called Revelstoke Drive which runs around the coast for eight miles. It was built in the 1880s by the local landowner to give visitors a spectacular carriage ride.

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.

Cliffside near Gara Point - geograph.org.uk - 1390622

Cliffside near Gara Point. The coastal slope here is covered with a mixture of gorse and grasses. Sheep are grazed on this land.

Gara Point, on Wembury Bay - geograph.org.uk - 1730384

Gara Point, on Wembury Bay. The Great Mew Stone can be seen, in the distance, out at sea.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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