Slapton Sands

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Slapton Sands Walk in South Devon

This is a popular walk taking you from Slapton Sands into Slapton itself. At 3.1 miles in length this walk should take just over an hour to complete – minus any stops at the pub! Slapton lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which includes most of the South Hams part of Devon and the rugged coastline from Jennycliff to Elberry Cove near Brixham.

  • To begin, head to Slapton Memorial Car Par, as parking within the village can be difficult in busy seasons.
  • From the car park, cross the road and turn right.
  • This will take you onto the South West Coast Path.
  • Stay on here until you reach a lane in the direction of Slapton village, which you should head down.
  • Keep going along this lane until you cross a bridge, then immediately turn left onto a footpath.
  • Stay on the path and you will be brought to Slapton Ley, a huge freshwater lake!
  • Stay on the path for half a mile whilst you enjoy the views of the lake.
  • Ignore the footpath on your left and instead keep continuing until you reach a lane.
  • At the lane turn left and continue to reach Slapton Village Shop. Here, turn right onto Prospect Hill.
  • Along this road you will find two lovely pubs, perfect for stopping for a drink or snack.
  • When you’re ready to continue, turn left onto Brook Street.
  • When you reach a crossroads, take the direction of the public footpath sign.
  • Keep going along this lane and it will eventually turn into a footpath.
  • Stay on the footpath and you will be brought to a wooded area – head through this and out the other side until you reach another footpath.
  • Turn right here and follow the path to return the way you have come.

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Chris Green

About the Author: Chris Green manages the office at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs, using his technical expertise to assist wherever needed. In his spare time he likes playing guitar and bass, and hiking around Dartmoor.

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