Devon is not the easiest place to get to, and most of its hidden gems cannot be accessed from a train station in a day by foot. We’ve made sure that this hike is both accessible and takes in the best of the area, whilst also having a fantastic short cut option for all our Sunday strollers out there.
This hike begins in the bohemian market town of Totnes, nestled in the South Devon AONB. After your morning coffee, the route heads out of town and onto the Dart Valley Trail. You will be walking along the banks of the River Dart to Dittisham – expect vineyards, quaint villages, seafood pubs and wonderful views. At Dittisham, you have the choice of continuing the walk via the passenger ferry across the river to Greenway or along the steep trails to Kingswear. If you are calling it a day at Dittisham, a great option is to enjoy a drink at the Ferry Boat Inn and take the half hour ferry all the way into Dartmouth.
We recommend staying overnight in Dartmouth or Kingswear, before heading back to Totnes and beyond. This will also put you in prime position to experience our epic circular coastal walk on the Sunday, starting in Kingswear.
Curator: One of our own, Alex