Walk - Bay Torbay Hotel - Meadfoot and London Bridge
4.1 miles (6.6 km)
Bay Torbay Hotel Bay Torbay Hotel
Moderate - Paths, tracks and quiet roads, with a lot of steps both up and down.
A walk based on Torquay harbour, with splendid views out across Tor Bay. The harbour was used by the British Navy as an anchorage during the Napoleonic Wars, and as a result it became a fashionable resort, popular with naval officers. Torbay is known as the English Riviera, thanks to the balmy climate brought about by its southerly aspect and the shelter provided by the granite bulk of Dartmoor, to the north east, and tropical plants flourish in the numerous parks and many of the gardens attached to the elegant Victorian villas and hotels.