GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Stoke Gabriel Walk

4 miles (6.8 km)

This picturesque village in Devon is a popular spot for tourists with its attractive mill pond, weir, old church, pretty cottages and views of the River Dart.
You can stroll down to the quay, visit the mill pond and then go to see the 800 year old yew tree in the churchyard. There's also a charming pub dating back hundreds of years and winding streets with classic old Devon houses to see.
This walk takes you from the village to nearby Totnes. On the way there's nice country views and a visit to the River Dart.
The walk starts at the public car park next to the mill pool in the village. From here you follow country lanes through the village and the countryside to Aish. You then head west to Fleet Mill before turning north west to enter Totnes. The walk passes through the town before finishing by the river.

Stoke Gabriel Postcode

TQ9 6PZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Stoke Gabriel OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Stoke Gabriel Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

The historic Church House Inn is well worth a visit for some post walk refreshments. It's located in a lovely spot near the old church and was formerly known just as the Church House, a meeting venue for the parish. Up until the first half of the 17th century, it was used at festival occasions, especially at Whitsun Church Walk. Today, the premises are leased by the church to the tenant on a commercial basis. It's a charming village pub with good food and an outdoor area. You can find it near the mill pond and car park at the start of the walk at postcode TQ9 6SD for your sat navs.

The country paths make for a nice dog walk and the Church House Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

You can extend the walk by picking up the Dart Valley Trail in Totnes. The waymarked path will take you south along the river to Dittisham and Dartmouth.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Devon Walks page.

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Photos

Stoke Gabriel - geograph.org.uk - 885418

The millpool and church on a fine spring day.

Cottages in Stoke Gabriel - geograph.org.uk - 191199

Cottages in Stoke Gabriel. These cottages are at the foot of Mill Hill close to the Mill Pool.

Stoke Gabriel - geograph.org.uk - 885412

Stoke Gabriel. The Harbour and creek at Stoke Gabriel.

Pontoon, Stoke Gabriel - geograph.org.uk - 191198

Pontoon, Stoke Gabriel. Looking down the pontoon with its moored boats from the edge of the dam that retains the mill pool. Beyond, the creek emerges into the main estuary of the River Dart, with fields below East Cornworthy on the far side.

St. Mary and St. Gabriel Church in Stoke Gabriel - geograph.org.uk - 30958

St. Mary and St. Gabriel Church in Stoke Gabriel. 13th Century Tower and 15th Century Tower - to the right of this photo is the mill pond, and then the River Dart.

The weir at Stoke Gabriel - geograph.org.uk - 1054035

The weir at Stoke Gabriel. To the left - the mill pond, to the right - the tidal River Dart. The photo was taken during the spring of 2007.

Aish - geograph.org.uk - 1050488

Aish. The cul-de-sac from Aish Cross turns a corner by Bowhay Farm.

The riverside at Totnes - geograph.org.uk - 125675

The riverside at Totnes. Totnes now supports a lot of water based small industrial units beside the river Dart. It was near here that the ill fated catamaran of Team Phillips was built and launched in 2000. The picture is looking up river towards Totnes.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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