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Walking holiday on Dart Valley Trail

Walking holiday on the
Dart Valley Trail
Steam Trains, Boats, Castles and Gardens

Walking holiday on Dart Valley Trail
This walk combines the John Musgrave Heritage Trail with the Dart Valley Trail to provide a tailor-made flexible walking holiday catering for a wide variety of interests. Steam trains, river boat trips, castles, gardens, abbeys, country houses, otters, butterflies...
they are all here!
Online booking available Walking holiday on the Dart Valley Trail in Devon Suggested Tour Duration:
6 nights, 5 days walking
Total Distance:
27 miles
Min/max daily distance:
2/10 miles
Average Daily distance:
6 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:

steam railways
castles
butterflies and otters
boat trips
other river walking holidays
Torquay Harbour, Devon on Walking holiday on the Dart Valley Trail in Devon
Day 1: Arrive at Torquay
You make your own way to Torquay. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of the walk.
The River Dart at Totnes, Devon on Walking holiday on the Dart Valley Trail Day 2: Torquay to Totnes.    10 miles    easy
You follow the South West Coast Path around Torquay Harbour to Cockington's famous thatched village and Cockington Court. Then walk the John Musgrave Heritage Trail to the most haunted castle in England, Berry Pomeroy Castle, and then on to the River Dart at Totnes.
Day 3: River Dart Boat Trip and Steam train to Buckfastleigh.    2 miles   easy
Today you can choose between trains and boats! Take the steam train on the South Devon Steam Railway along the River Dart to Buckfastleigh where you can visit the Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary and Buckfast Abbey. Or take the Riverlink boat down the River Dart to Dartmouth.
The steam train to Buckfastleigh, Devon on Walking holiday on the Dart Valley Trail
Dittisham, Devon on Walking holiday on the Dart Valley Trail Day 4: Totnes to Dittisham.    9 miles   moderate
Follow the River Dart downstream and lunch at one of the pubs at Ashprington or Tuckenhay on Bow Creek. The walk today ends in the riverside village of Dittisham.
Day 5: Dittisham to Dartmouth via Greenway.    6 miles    moderate
Start the day with a ferry ride across the River Dart to the National Trust property of Greenway, one of the homes of Agatha Christie. The gardens are renowned for woodland shrubs and half-hardy plants. Continue on down the River Dart to Kingswear and finish with another ferry across to Dartmouth.
Greenway, Devon on Walking holiday on the Dart Valley Trail
Dartmouth Castle, Devon on Walking holiday on the Dart Valley Trail Day 6: Dartmouth, walk to Coleton Fishacre, steam train to Paignton.
There are choices again today: you can visit Dartmouth Castle, or walk the South West Coast Path to the National Trust property of Coleton Fishacre, the house built by the D'Oyly Carte family and containing 24 acres of garden. Or take the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway from Kingswear to Paignton. Or take a river trip. So this really is a walking holiday catering for all interests.
Day 7: Depart after breakfast

Other walks
in Devon
include:

SWCP NE Devon

SWCP NW Devon

SWCP SW Devon

SWCP South Devon


SWCP SE Devon

Two Moors Way

Tarka Trail North

Tarka Trail South

Macmillan Way West

Dartmoor Way

Dart Valley Trail

Exe Valley Way

Devonshire Hartland Way

Great Gardens of North Devon

What's included
in your UK walking holiday
on the Dart Valley Trail

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.
Short walking breaks are also available, with 2 or 3 days walking. Just select the part of the path you want to walk.
The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
You can combine this walk on the Dart Valley Trail with the South West Coast Path
to make a circular route.

Online booking available. A deposit of £55 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.

What's not included
in your UK walking holiday
on the Dart Valley Trail

  • entrance fees, boat trip tickets, train tickets
  • lunches and dinners

Dart Valley Trail 7 day itinerary:
5 day walking and 6 nights accommodation
£486pp
dbl/twin
£600pp
single occ
£660pp
solo traveller
Book Dart Valley Trail walking holiday online now
All prices subject to change

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
on the Dart Valley Trail

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
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How to get there
By Plane to Exeter where we can arrange transfer to Torquay
By Car to Torquay where parking is available
By Train / Bus to Torquay
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