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Galmpton Warborough Common


 Galmpton Traffic Calming


 Neighbourhood Planning


Windy Corner Project Group

 


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CREEK ICE 2009!

 

Galmpton in pictures

Take a guided tour round our beautiful village and landscape

Gooseberry Pie Fair 03

Gooseberry Pie Fair 04

Gooseberry Pie Fair 05

Gooseberry Pie Fair 06

Gooseberry Pie Fair 07

Gooseberry Pie Fair 08

The annual event of the Gooseberry Pie Fair held in Galmpton 09

Galmpton wildlife

In the fields around the village you can see many animals

The old Windmill
Situated on the village common and seen when driving to Brixham

The Village Hall
Used by the community and situated on Greenway Road

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ABOUT OUR VILLAGE 'GALMPTON' IN DEVON

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Galmpton is a lovely village between Paignton and Brixham with a beautiful area known as Greenway where you can either walk along the well maintained footpaths with stunning views or take one of the many joyful ferry rides along the river Dart. It has a large area of common grassland on its perimeter which most visitors see when they first approach the village travelling from Paignton. The village has many attractive privately owned  properties, some quite old as it was populated many centuries ago.

STATISTICS   (2001 CENSUS FOR GALMPTON-WITH-CHURSTON)

LOCATION  (MAP)

The heart of the village is positioned in a small basin like area near to the River Dart (part of the river known as Dittisham lake) with single track roads feeding out on all sides leading to villages and seaside resorts of Paignton and Brixham. Also close by is the most popular resort of Torquay the Hub of The English Riviera.

NEIGHBOURS:  Broadsands, Churston, Dittisham, Waddeton and Stoke Gabriel

 

 

VISITING GALMPTON

Visitors in vehicles need to drive slowly (see petition for 20 mph speed zone) and be aware of the elderly, children and animals when passing through the village and although there are a few parking spaces for visitors most of these can be occupied by residents' vehicles so care should be taken when parking.   See latest news for 20mph speed zone update!

If travelling by steam train from Paignton (Destination Kingswear), depart at Churston Station where you can easily walk into the village. Accommodation can be found at nearby Weary Ploughman. Click here for Stagecoach Bus Services in Torbay

  • GREENWAY is a beautiful area next to the River Dart that received a Gold award recently for its contribution to 'Green' tourism for promoting 'green ways' to Greenway, (including the Galmpton Village walk) apart from instituting environmentally sound waste disposal schemes on the site itself

  • THE CREEK has a small beach (not recommended for swimming) and a boat yard is situated on the River Dart and is a popular place to walk to amongst some of the largest trees in the village. More >>

 

 

GALMPTON YOUTH PROJECT

As part of the plans to replace The Pavilion at the memorial playing fields in Galmpton, planning permission has been granted for a skate board park in the corner of the playing field adjacent to the Dartmouth Road. More >>

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FAMOUS CONNECTIONS WITH GALMPTON!

  • Famous British Astronaut Dr Michael Foale used to regularly stay in Galmpton!  When Michael was a young boy he would frequently travel from Lincolnshire to visit his grandparents in Dart View Road Galmpton and stay with them in the summer months More >>

  • Well known BBC commentator and war veteran Kenneth Wolstenholme "They think its all over, it is now" lived in Greenway Road for a few years until his death on 25th March 2002 at the age of 81  B B C Press release

  • The Village Post Office known as The Galion is thought to have had links with Sir Walter Raleigh. Possibly his cousin lived here!

  • Poet Robert Graves (18951985) lived at Vale House in Greenway road during World War ll   The Robert Graves Archive   Index of his poems from Fairies and Fusilers.  1918.

If you know of any famous people that have lived in or visited Galmpton please let us know and we will consider publishing details

 

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