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Kingswear to Brownstone is July walk of the month

A fairly challenging walk along woodland footpaths, with plenty of steep climbs and descents, the Kingswear to Brownstone Battery walk on the South West Coast Path is the walk of the month for July as featured in our calendar.

It's just under 5 miles long and takes you along high cliff paths around the mouth of the Dart Estuary, giving fine views over the castles that protected this important waterway for more than 600 years.

Passing through woodland dedicated to the memory of a local hero and returning via the Daymark tower, erected in 1864 to show sailors the way into the harbour at Dartmouth, the route visits the extensive remains of the Brownstone Battery, built during the Second World War to prevent enemy landings on the beaches to the east. Skylarks trill overhead and seals can sometimes be seen on the rocks below.

If you enjoyed this walk and love the Path, why not become a member of the South West Coast Path Association and help to protect it for future generations?

For just £20, you’ll receive the ‘Complete Guide’ to walking it and a year’s worth of news, reviews and discounts from selected partners that support the Association’s work including a 15% discount at Cotswold Outdoor.

Picture caption: On a summer day, the sun appears from behind the clouds above The Daymark, near Kingswear on the south Devon coast. Photographer: Richard Frank Taylor. 

Published on: June 30, 2016