Explore Shaldon

Explore Shaldon


This website has a wealth of links and information about Shaldon, written by local people to benefit visitors and the local community alike.

Shaldon Walks

The Templar Way

One of the lengthiest Shaldon walks runs fromShaldon toHaytor on Dartmoor. The Templar Way connects the waterside village, to Dartmoor’s Haytor. Approximately aneighteen mile walk, this is probably one to tackle in sections or over several journeys, asit is not for the faint hearted or inexperienced walker.

The walk follows the former export route on which granite from Dartmoor was transported. Parts of the original tramway are still visible when exploring around the Tor itself.Granite  was taken over the moor to Teignmouth and Shaldon, from where it was exported. Haytor is an impressive granite tor and a vantage point for spectacular views across the moor and Teign Estuary, and the glimmer of water that is seen from the Tor is the Teign and Shaldon itself.


South West Coast Path

Stretching for approximately 630 miles , the South West Coast Path has just been voted the best National Trail in Britain. It follows the South West peninsula  coastlinefrom Minehead on the edge of the Exmoor National Park Somerset, around Cornwall and Devon , finishing in Dorset at Poole Harbour at Poole Harbour. Many walkers complete the trail in either direction-and usually take short trips at a time, many completing a section at a time each year.

Shaldon is a popular stopping point for an overnight stay –and if not, a fantastic watering hole ! The trail is easily accessed from Shaldon for those staying in the village on holiday or just for a couple of nights.

Walking westbound - the section from Shaldon to Torquay is just under 11 miles ( 17kms ) – it is graded as strenuous-with serious hill climbs in places, whereas the 8m (12.8km) walk from Shaldon to Exmouth. This is classified as easy and if tides permit, there is a  wonderful walk along the coastline above the beaches of Teignmouth, Dawlish and Dawlish Warren before catching the ferry (April to October) to cross the River Exe at Starcross over to Exmouth.

The SW Coast path is well signposted, just follow the acorn symbol (indicating a National Trail) on the signs. For more information visit www.swcp.org.uk?Other gentle and local walks are also well signposted.

Shaldon Walks


The following links may prove very useful for exploring Shaldon and in addition we have added a few words below about walking and exploring!






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