Torbay at War

Torbay at War

Our guided walking tours in Torquay, a town in Torbay, England encompass 20 miles of breath-taking coastal scenery.
The walking tours along the English Riviera will convey stories and fascinating facts about the people and events which have shaped its history. Not surprisingly, the Agatha Christie tour is our most popular walk – Torquay’s best-known resident!
And while you’re discovering the beauty of our South Devon walks, all the exercise and fresh air will help improve your overall well-being. So, by the end of every walk, not only are you sure to have an extra spring in your step, you’ll also be able to justify a Devon cream tea!

Summary

This circular walk meets outside The English Riviera Tourist Information Office in Vaughan Parade, Torquay TQ2 5JG. See photo

The walk takes us past the Pavilion, along Princess Gardens and Princess Pier, towards The Grand Hotel and Torquay station, before returning via Torre Abbey, over Rock Walk and around the harbour, finishing at Haldon Pier.

 

For every walker that join us, £1.00 will be donated to the South West Coast Path in support of their efforts in maintaining this wonderful route.

Date

12 Nov 2020

Time

(start)
11:00 am

Cost per person

£10.00

Walk Info

2 – 2 ½ hours,
8000 steps

TripAdvisor Reviews

  •   Graham Kerr was our guide, recommended by the Tourist Information Office. He led us on a 3-hour narrated walk in Torquay. We enjoyed it very much and learned a lot... read more

    Y8409PSbrunog
    9/24/2020
  •   As every reviewer has written Graham is an outstanding guide. My wife and I took the Agatha Christie tour on Sept 23rd and thoroughly enjoyed it. Although we have read... read more

    GB_CDN
    9/29/2020
  •   Fabulous tour,Graham our tour guide was excellent, informative, great sense of humour, clearly spoken

    N5823NSsharong
    2/03/2020
  •   Took the Agatha Christie tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. An avid Christie reader, it was interesting to learn about how she lived her life and the importance of places... read more

    J1250DYdianeb
    6/11/2020
  •   Me and my family took this guided walking tour yesterday and cannot recommend it highly enough. Our guide, Graham, explained he history of the harbour as we did the 'Hidden... read more

    Dougie G
    8/26/2020
  •   Our tour, called 'Timeless Torquay', took us along the beautiful Torquay coastline, taking just under a couple of hours - although it felt like it went by quicker than that!... read more

    alexglennon64
    2/02/2020
  •   A fantastic tour by Graham - he was so knowledgeable and his attention to detail was impressive. It was full of interesting and quirky facts and the treasure hunt for... read more

    DaveH-In-Devon
    2/23/2020
  •   Very friendly and interesting..learnt a lot too nice leisurely walk through the towns history..definitely recommended!

    Devongirl21
    2/03/2020
  •   Graham didn’t just take us on a walk but rather a historical adventure around Babbacombe. From the first step he related interesting information about the people and places that lived... read more

    The_Three_Musketeers
    9/22/2020
  •   An absolute must for both visitors and locals. Graham is a fascinating and knowledgeable guy who clearly loves what he does. Informative and entertaining for everyone, young or old, wanting... read more

    beeby123
    8/30/2020

Walk FAQ's

Yes….please email: [email protected] or call 07414 777 606 with details of where and when you’d like to walk and we’ll aim to fulfil your requirements. Currently, the group size is limited to a maximum of 4 people.

Comfortable walking shoes are essential. Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately.

It’s preferable you bring your own food and drink, or purchase from shops during the tour.

Yes…..there are public toilets on all walks, although some may be closed due to Covid 19.

The minimum number is 1 and the maximum is 4.

If you have booked and the walk is cancelled, we will call to advise and arrange a new date/time. If you have not booked, check the web site: www.englishrivierawalkingtours.co.uk before going to the start point.

Yes. All walks must be pre-booked using the on-line booking form. Numbers will be limited to a maximum of 4 people.

No….cash only payment should be made to the guide on the day, before the walk begins.

Torquay Marina (TQ2 5EQ), Fleet walk (TQ2 5EA) and Beacon Quay (TQ1 2BG)
Best of Babbacombe Walk only; Princes Street (TQ1 3LW), Walls Hill Road (TQ1 3LZ) and St Marychurch (TQ1 3LA)

The tours are intended to be educational and entertaining. They’re more likely to be appreciated by children at secondary school, but children of any age can join the tour providing they’re accompanied by an adult.

Yes, providing your dog remains on a lead for the duration of the walk.

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