Gallants Bower - Bluebell Heaven
Around this time every year (early May) we try & encourage as many guests as we can to walk up to Gallants Bower & see the gorgeous carpet of bluebells surrounded by 360 degree views. Whether you walk up there & maybe get the Castle ferry back or drive & park on the higher road above the Castle, there are dozens of variations of how to approach it.
When you park on the higher road above the Castle, you will see a pathway with the Gallants Bower sign above. Follow the pathway which snakes through the wood & it will eventually bring you to a 5 bar gate. Look for the highest point & walk around the circle of the footprint of the old fort. You can go right through to the far side & down a different slope onto Castle Road & walk a circular back to the Castle. This point on Castle Road is also the start of some fabulous walks to Little Dartmouth on the South West Coast Path or links to the Jubilee Way
When back to the higher road, directly above the Castle, (where you will see the 'Explore Dartmouth Castle Estate' sign above), there is another lane that takes you down to Sugary Cove walking past Sugary Green.
After all this why not treat yourself to a full Devon cream Tea or an ice cream. It doesn't get any better than The Castle Tea Room, especially on a sunny day with an outside table at the side looking out to sea.