Enjoy a virtual tour of Waterhead Creek a picturesque walk in Kingswear with wildlife, boats and stunning views across to the river Dart as you follow around the creek up through the woods above.
Updated: 17th February 2022
- added more 360 and standard images.
This is a nice easy little circular walk with a few bits to check out, the most notable being the cannon and lime kiln. You crossover the railway tracks so take care as you do so, as the steam train frequently passes by.
Choice of two walks, a short stroll around the creek or you can extend the walk through Long Wood. This will up the total distance up to 3 miles.
- The Dart Estuary is a Ria. a Deep river-carved valley that was flooded as the last Ice Age receded and sea levels rose.
- Freshwater from the River Dart dilutes the seawater throughout the length of the estuary, making it a challenging place for wildlife to live.
- Limestone and coal were transported to the lime kiln by barge where they were fired together to produce ‘quicklime’. This was mainly used as agricultural soil-improver.
- A steam laundry was established at he head of Waterhead Creek in the 1880s, providing a service for Britannia Royal Naval College.
Walk toward the banjo by the bus stop (It’s the local name for the turning area opposite the shop), cross over the steam railway bridge designed and built by Brunel for the Great Western Railway. Just follow the marked footpath.
- Car, There are a few free parking spaces at the end of the creek.
- Bus, You can start the walk straight off the bus, take the railway bridge next to the banjo.
- The short walk around the creek is easy.
- The extended walk around the woodland is moderate.
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