South Hams


Group name: South Hams

This group is a part of Devon Area.

Our activities include:
Short and easy walks

Kingsbridge Show 3rd September: come and meet us at the show, you will find us in the TQ7 marquee.

In our South Hams we enjoy extensive access to four very different types of scenery and terrain: the coastal paths of South Devon with Salcombe at its southerly tip, the Dartmoor National Park just to the north, the glorious South Hams countryside in between plus five magnificent estuaries.

We walk Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Starting at 10.30 walks vary in length from 5 to 13 miles (take a packed lunch). If you are local and have never walked before try us and you will find a warm and helpful welcome. This is an all-year-round premier tourist area and therefore national and international walkers visiting here are welcome too.

We are a friendly and sociable group with a varied social calendar of events such as walking holidays (HF) or similar, summer BBQ, quiz night and a spring picnic get-to-gether.

Coastal Paths

South Hams Group

We enjoy some of the best walks along the South West Coast Path. From Noss Mayo in the west around to Dartmouth in the east. Above looking eastward to Start Point lighthouse after passing East Prawle. Below looking westward to Salcombe with Bolt Head in the distance.

Dartmoor National Park

The wilderness of Dartmoor is so different it is like stepping into another country. There are few limits and it is wild enough for the army to train on, but you can easily steer clear of those areas.

dartmoor high over the dart river valley

Our countryside

Deep green valleys between soft rounded hills, rivers extending from springs on Dartmoor National Park all the way to our estuaries and coast, and native hardwood forests are what make much of our countryside an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Five glorious estuaries

Five beautiful estuaries punctuate our South Hams. The Yealm at Noss Mayo, the Erme (above) at Mothecombe, the Avon from Bantham up to Aveton Gifford, the Kingsbridge & Salcombe estuary (below) which in fact is a Ria and the Dart from Dartmouth up to Totnes the heart town of the South Hams.

Kingsbridge and Salcombe estuary