The Harbour Hotel Salcombe reopens!
We are delighted that The Harbour Hotel Salcombe (formerly The Marine Quay) opens today, 15th August, 2013.
To celebrate the launch here is a 3 mile walk from the dog friendly Harbour Inn in Salcombe which is stile free.
WALK 1 – BATSON BARK – THE HARBOUR INN (FORMERLY THE MARINE QUAY) TO BATSON CREEK
3 MILES 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES
This walk will get your tail wagging with plenty of watering holes for the owners and some lead off action for you. There are no stiles on route so it is suitable for big and small dogs. Perfect for a morning walk, this circular walk brings you back in time for a well earned lunch at the Habour Inn or a pint in one of the excellent dog friendly pubs in Salcombe centre.
1. Start the walk with your lead on outside The Harbour Inn. Facing the sea turn left and walk into the centre of Salcombe and meander through the shops. Follow your (wet) nose along the natural walk way along the estuary and onto Island Street. Walk the length of Island Street and take a right at the giveway so that you continue to walk along the estuary and past the boatyard (there are some public toilets here).
2. At the end of the estuary you will find yourself at the beautiful Batson Creek. Try not to chase the ducks! Turn back on yourself and immediately on your right you will see a public footpath sign where you can have your lead off.
3. Walk along the footpath until you reach a path on the right which takes you up the hill. This is a great ball throwing area! At the top of the hill take the right hand path into another field and following the diagonal path you will reach a wooden farm gate where you need your lead on.
4. Turn left onto the country lane and ignore the first public footpath sign up with steps built into a wall on your right (not many of us pups would get up there!). Instead take the second public footpath on the right directly before the graveyard.
5. This short path will bring you onto a cul-de-sac called Forsters Road where you turn left and left again at the end of the road leading you onto Coronation Road. At the end of Coronation Road go straight across where you will see a public footpath sign and into Croft Road where you can have your lead off.
6. Croft Road brings you out on the original public footpath and into a field. Instead of walking back to Batson Creek take the first right (lead on) and you will arrive on the original road by the boatyard. Turn right and retrace your steps calling at The Victoria Inn for a warm welcome (and a dog treat)
Lead off? Yes for parts of the walk
Ball Throwing Area? Yes
Watering Holes? Yes
Watering Holes for Owners? Yes at the Harbour Inn or one of many dog friendly pubs
Dog Friendly Pub? All the pubs in Salcombe are dog friendly but for the warmest welcome and a guaranteed dog treat visit The Victoria Inn