Noss Mayo – Revelstoke Carriage Drive

About this route

A section of the South West Coast Path uses the Revelstoke Carriage Drive along the cliff tops.  This gives incomparable views of the wild open seas and the rugged coast.

Getting Around

Start from the Warren National Trust Car park.

Toilets (near the Ship Inn) and refreshments in Noss Mayo.
Well-graded and surfaced track. Wide and even coast path, surfaced roads, tracks and optional woodland paths.
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Interesting information

Much of the walk follows the route of a carriage driveway created on the orders of local landowner Lord Revelstoke, of the famous banking firm Baring Brothers, in the 1880s. The Drive formed a nine-mile tour built so that the Lord could entertain guests with a scenic carriage ride and impress them with his property and wealth.

A short distance in, the route passes by Warren Cottage, which was at one time the lunch-stop for the Lord and his visitors.  This area was once used for farming rabbits for their meat and skins; the remains of walls built to keep the animals in can still be seen.

Photo looking down to the sea from the South West Coast Path at Revelstoke Carriage Way
Revelstoke Carriage Way, SWCP Copyright Derek Harper, licensed for reuse - geograph.org.uk

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Photo of a stile in front of fields and woodland

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