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On Foot Holidays  - Devon

On Foot Holidays - Devon

On Foot Holidays - Devon Overview

A self-guided hike from the Cathedral city of Exeter, down to maritime Dartmouth, taking in the Teign Gorge, Chagford, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, infamous Dartmoor itself, the River Dart, Dartington Hall and Totnes.

A tale of two rivers

Devon and Cornwall occupy the south-west peninsula of England, an area defined by England's remarkable maritime heritage. Devon, perhaps the lesser known of the two counties, nevertheless contains three great and ancient ports of which two, Exeter and Dartmouth, form the beginning and end of this route.

The journey between the two centres takes you through some of the most beautiful and varied country in the British Isles. After a night in medieval Exeter and a short bus ride (walkers can opt to stay in the village of Dunsford instead), the route takes you up the wooded Teign Gorge to stylish Chagford, stopping en-route to visit imposing Castle Drogo. Then on to legendary Dartmoor: windswept downs of a lonely and unsurpassable beauty and the background to much literature, both romantic and mystical. Overnight in pretty Widecombe-in-the-Moor, then a breathtaking walk along the fringes of the moor to the upper reaches of the River Dart, where your journey back to the sea begins. Buckfast Abbey, Dartington Hall and the fine town of Totnes itself line themselves along this majestic waterway, winding down to the sea at the historic town of Dartmouth, from where many a buccaneer sailed and, more notably, the base from which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed in the Mayflower to colonise the New World (watch out for celebrations in 2020).

Six and five night versions of this holiday are also available. See the On Foot Holidays website for details of prices and dates.

On Foot Holidays website - Devon - a tale of two rivers

Reviews of this holiday

On Foot Holidays - Devon by Susan, 21 Nov 2020
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Walking holiday with spectacular views from Exter across Dartmoor, along the Dart to Dartmouth interspersed with more treats, ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Devon by Mountain Goat, 7 Oct 2020
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Walking from just south of Exeter to the coast at Dartmouth we were able to enjoy the English countryside at its very best... read more

On Foot Holidays - Devon by Janet , 13 Oct 2019
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My Husband and I walked in Devon for 4 days. We are not experienced hikers but keen walkers. The route was varied, interesting ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Devon by Josh, 8 Oct 2019
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Hiking through Devon arranged bo On Foot Holidays read more

On Foot Holidays - Devon by Real Ale Walker , 28 Sep 2019
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A walking holiday from Exeter to Dartmouth over six nights. On Foot arranged nightly accommodation, packed lunches and ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Devon by Jim, 25 Aug 2019
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We arranged a seven night tour of the Tale of Two Rivers walk with On Foot Holidays in August. Very good communication from ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Devon by ash, 28 Jul 2019
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From Australia, we arranged a six day Dartmoor hiking trip with On Foot Holidays. The communications beforehand were clear ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Devon by Barb, 20 Jun 2019
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My sister and I booked the Devon walking tour in May and worked with Harriet and others at On Foot Holidays. We were delighted ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Devon by From SF, 24 Oct 2018
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Perfectly organized and a marvelous experience...no detail was overlooked...thank you for the experience of a lifetime! read more

On Foot Holidays - Devon by JR, 18 Oct 2018
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The Tale of two rivers walk is a lovely combination of dramatic moorland and sleepy river valleys. We had beautiful weather ... read more

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On Foot Holidays - Devon by Susan, 21 Nov 2020
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Walking holiday with spectacular views from Exter across Dartmoor, along the Dart to Dartmouth interspersed with more treats, ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Devon by Mountain Goat, 7 Oct 2020
Traveller rating:

Walking from just south of Exeter to the coast at Dartmouth we were able to enjoy the English countryside at its very best... read more