Walks from Torquay Station

When Torquay Station opened in 1859 the original station up the hill was renamed "Torre". Goods traffic continued to be handled at Torre, the new one retaining a more genteel atmosphere with just passengers and their horse and carriages.

Between the sea and the station, stands the Grand Hotel where on Christmas Eve 1914, Agatha Christie spent her honeymoon night with Archie Christie. 2 days later they travelled to London where he left for the war in France.

In 1990, the Orient Express brought Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot (in the guise of Joan Hickson and David Suchet) face to face on Torquay Station’s platform. In her books Agatha Christie never allowed the two to meet.

Here are are some great walks that you can do straight from the station.

  • Riviera Line - Torquay Station - Agatha Christie Mile - 3.4 miles (5.4 km)

    Torquay Harbour Photographer Martin Davis (2012 Photo Competition entry)

    Immerse yourself in the world of the best-selling author, Agatha Christie. Starting at Torquay Railway Station, travel along Torquay’s seafront passing some of the places associated with her life and works. Each location is marked with a unique plaque.

    To download our Access guide, click here where you can find additional mapping and photographs showing gradients, path surfaces and other detailed information such as parking and toilet provision.

    Checked by SWCPA Volunteer Tino Savvas - July 2021.

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  • Riviera Line - Torquay Station - Cockington - 3.9 miles (6.3 km)

    Cockington Rush hour

    Taking in the historic, picturesque village of Cockington this walk takes you through green fields and wooded combes with a beautiful view from the outer reaches of the Cockington Estate down across this hidden valley which is now a Country Park. Back in Cockington take a horse and carriage ride to the South West Coast Path in Livermead followed by a brief walk back to Torquay Station.

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  • Riviera Line - Torquay Station - Hidden Torquay - 5.5 miles (8.9 km)

    Thatcher's Rock

    The South West Coast Path offers superb walks where it passes through some of Devon's seaside towns. This is an excellent example. This urban Coast Path walk winds its way eastward through a quiet surprisingly rural area before returning to the station via the harbour, where there are splendid views over the bay.

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