Walk - Cremyll Ferry to Kingsand & Cawsand
Walk information provided with help from Natural England. Map reproduced by permission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of HMSO. © Crown copyright and database right 2019. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100022021.
If you reach the start of this walk by ferry from Stonehouse you will be using a service that was first introduced in the early years of the thirteenth century.
- From the ferry landing stage, follow the Coast Path through the historic grounds and gardens of Mount Edgcumbe.
The formal gardens were laid out by the Mount Edgcumbe family in the eighteenth century and include many specimen trees as well as the national camellia collection. Passing into the grounds, features you can look out for include the amphitheatre, Milton’s Temple, the Folly and the deer park – home to a herd of fallow deer which roam the peninsula.
Within the woodland cloaking Redding Point, the Path passes Lady Emma’s Cottage and the Arch – another scenic feature that was installed to create views and atmosphere. Fort Picklecombe (one of Palmerston’s Follies) was designed with the more practical purpose of defending Plymouth Sound, but was never needed for this purpose and has now been converted into luxury apartments.
- Eventually, the Path reaches an area of open grassland known as the Minadew and leads you into the attractive twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand.
- This walk can be extended by combining it with the Cawsand to Whitsand walk.
Dogs are allowed on Kingsand Beach throughout the year.
Orangery Restaurant in Mt Edgcumbe, Kingsand and Cawsand.
Near to the end of the walk in Kingsand the Rising Sun is recommended by users of www.doggiepubs.org.uk as serving good food and being dog-friendly.