Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

The walk starts and ends at Dawlish Railway Station and takes in both the development of Dawlish since the 1800s as well as the attractive Old Town. The route is generally flat and undemanding. Any roads walked on are quiet and usually traffic free. The worst gradient is a 1:8 downward slope in Queen Street. There are plenty of seats in Manor Park and The Lawn. There are no barriers but there is a need to cross 2 pedestrian crossings at the start of the walk and 2 quiet roads near the end of the walk.

Surveyed by: Allan Ginman, May 2013 (Spring)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 3.2 km

Public Transport: Regular Trains connecting Dawlish Station with Exeter, Newton Abbot and Torbay.
Car Park: Dawlish Station Car Park, on-street parking in The Strand - max 2 hours, Barton Hill. Fee payable at each.
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: The Lawn next to Tourist Information near the start and end of the walk.

Full Profile

Come out of Dawlish Station, turn left and cross the pedestrian crossing in front of the railway viaduct.

Start Come out of Dawlish Station, turn left and cross the pedestrian crossing in front of the railway viaduct.

Follow the Brook.

Path Follow the Brook.

Through The Lawn until the path ends. Go left here....

Path Through The Lawn until the path ends. Go left here....

.... out onto Brunswick Road. At the end cross the road, still following the Brook.

Path .... out onto Brunswick Road. At the end cross the road, still following the Brook.

Looking left up Barton Hill towards an alternative car park.

Information Looking left up Barton Hill towards an alternative car park.

 

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Path

 

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A short cut (if needed) across the bridge into the other side of Manor Park and up to Old Town Street.

Path A short cut (if needed) across the bridge into the other side of Manor Park and up to Old Town Street.

 

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The path turns left and goes up a 15 metre incline of 1:6.

Gradient The path turns left and goes up a 15 metre incline of 1:6.

 

Gradient

Turn right across a brick bridge.

Path Turn right across a brick bridge.

There is an incline of 1:8 for 5 metres.

Path There is an incline of 1:8 for 5 metres.

 

Path

At the end of Overbrook....

Path At the end of Overbrook....

....cross the road and turn left up Church Street.

Path ....cross the road and turn left up Church Street.

Before St Gregory's Church...

Path Before St Gregory's Church...

Path ...turn right into Newhay.

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In the churchyard is a large mausoleum dedicated to the Hoare family of Luscombe. (Charles Hoare employed John Nash to build Luscombe Castle, about a mile due west of the church. In 1672 Charles gave his name to the private bankers C Hoare & Co now to be found in Fleet Street. Included amongst the inscriptions in the burial plot is Nora Lilian Augusta Awdry, related to Rev. W Awdry, of  Thomas the Tank Engine fame.

Feature of Interest In the churchyard is a large mausoleum dedicated to the Hoare family of Luscombe. (Charles Hoare employed John Nash to build Luscombe Castle, about a mile due west of the church. In 1672 Charles gave his name to the private bankers C Hoare & Co now to be found in Fleet Street. Included amongst the inscriptions in the burial plot is Nora Lilian Augusta Awdry, related to Rev. W Awdry, of Thomas the Tank Engine fame.

Go back to the lych-gate and turn left onto Newhay.

Path Go back to the lych-gate and turn left onto Newhay.

 

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Path

 

Path

 

Path

At the  junction turn right.

Direction At the junction turn right.

There is no pavement on this quiet road.

Information There is no pavement on this quiet road.

 

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At the junction turn right into Weech Road.

Path At the junction turn right into Weech Road.

The pavement narrows so it is best to cross over to the other side of the road.

Information The pavement narrows so it is best to cross over to the other side of the road.

 

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Look out for this ancient artefact...

Feature of Interest Look out for this ancient artefact...

..look for the date...

Feature of Interest ..look for the date...

 

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Fork right into Regent Street. Watch out for this front garden.

Feature of Interest Fork right into Regent Street. Watch out for this front garden.

 

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Turn right into Queen Street.

Path Turn right into Queen Street.

The road slopes for about 50 metres (1:8) and is paved (1 - 1.5 metres wide) on both sides.

Gradient The road slopes for about 50 metres (1:8) and is paved (1 - 1.5 metres wide) on both sides.

Path At the bottom of Queen Street turn left into The Strand. Either make your way back to Dawlish Railway Station along The Strand or detour through The Lawn.

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Dawlish Town Trail Phototrail

 

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Shelter
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Visitor Centre
Water  Sports Centre
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