Walk - Cremyll Ferry to Kingsand & Cawsand

3.4 miles (5.5 km)

Cremyll Ferry Landing Stage - PL10 1HX Cawsand

Moderate - Fairly level but with one steep uphill section about halfway along. The sections around Cremyll, Mount Edgcumbe House and Gardens and the old carriageway at the Kingsand end are suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs.

A walk along a very unusual section of the Coast Path, passing mainly through parkland with stunning views across Plymouth Sound and a wealth of historical interest. Children will love to ramble through the grounds of Mount Edgcumbe, with its many fascinating features, and will enjoy the beach at Kingsand. An especially inspiring walk in early spring, when the National Camellia Collection is in full bloom, and in autumn, when the leaves in the woodland start to turn.

This walk is particularly good for dogs as it passes a beach and pubs where dogs are welcome. Have a look at our Top Dog Walks on the South West Coast Path for more dog friendly beaches and pubs. 

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Route Description

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. This walk can be extended by combining it with the Cawsand to Whitsand walk.

Dogs are allowed on Kingsand Beach throughout the year.

Nearby refreshments

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.

Public transport

Bus service No. 81B from Torpoint to Cremyll via Cawsand and Kingsand. For timetable information, zoom in on the interactive map and click on the bus stops, visit Traveline or phone 0871 200 22 33.

A frequent passenger ferry from Admiral's Hard, Stonehouse, Plymouth to Cremyll. Summer boat service from the Barbican in Plymouth to Cawsand Beach and back.

Parking

Cremyll and Cawsand.
Cremyll (Postcode for Sat Navs: PL10 1HX).
Cawsand (Postcode for Sat Navs: PL10 1PG).

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