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Contrasts of Devon Walking

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  • Holiday code
    W07BK
  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
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  • Activity level
  • From $1649per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2023  
  • Departures
    Daily departures from 1 Apr '23 to 23 Sep '23
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of , , and hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • GPS route directions
  • Headwater navigation app
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Car transfers as per itinerary
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Add extra nights
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, art & history, coastal routes

United Kingdom: Devon

Contrasts of Devon Walking

  • Walk South Devon's Coast and Southern Dartmoor
  • Explore Plymouth's magnificent waterfront and maritime heritage
  • Admire stunning seascapes, river valleys, and wonderful moorland views

South Devon is wonderful walking country - the Coast Path runs through a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with Dartmoor on its doorstep. Experience breath-taking seascapes, rugged coastlines, river-side paths, country lanes, moorland tracks and picturesque villages as you journey along the walking trails of South Devon.This trip combines coastal and moorland sections with a stretch along the delightful Erme Valley.

You'll stay in hand-picked guesthouses, pubs with rooms or small hotels. They are well suited to walkers, located close to the trail and offer comfortable accommodation with a good breakfast to start your day. Most of the accommodations offer parking and are dog-friendly - please enquire for further details.



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Day-by-day itinerary



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Day 1: Arrive in Plymouth

Arrive at your hotel in Plymouth, just a few minutes from the waterfront on Plymouth Hoe and approx. 10mins from Plymouth train station. Take some time to visit the local sights including the Hoe, Barbican, Elizabethan House, and the National Marine Aquarium.
Overnight Imperial Hotel 4*, Plymouth (breakfast included).

Day 2: Plymouth to Wembury via Plym Estuary (11KM/7MILES)

Take the ferry from Barbican Quay across the River Plym (paid locally - approx. £2pp). On arrival at Mount Batten, you'll follow the coastal path accompanied by panoramic views of Plymouth Sound. Continue through wooded cliff tops up to Staddon Heights, an area of historic Victorian military defences. Enjoy stunning views towards the Breakwater across Plymouth Sound and the Great Mewstone as you near the end of today's walk.
Overnight Wembury Bay B&B 3H or Shearwater B&B 4H, Wembury (breakfast included).

Day 3: Wembury to Mothecombe via Yealm Estuary (17KM/10.5MILES)

Take the ferry from Warren Point to Noss Mayo across Yealm Estuary (paid locally - approx. £4pp). Follow the path through Passage Wood alongside the river and onto Mouthstone Point with lovely views of Wembury Bay and the Mewstone. Walk along cliff tops towards Stoke Beach where a steady incline takes you to Beacon Hill and on towards Meadowsfoot Beach at Mothecombe.
Overnight Ivy Barn B&B 3H, Holbeton or Rose & Crown 3H, Yealmpton (breakfast included).

Day 4: Holbeton to Ivybridge (9.5KM/6MILES)

Head out of the village towards the hamlet of Ford and through the Flete Estate to reach the River Erme at Sequers Bridge. Cross the wooden footbridge to follow the Erme Plym Trail to Ermington - a good spot to take a break. Continue along the river valley to reach your next accommodation in Ivybridge.
Overnight The Sportsmans Inn 3* or Cadleigh Manor 3H, Ivybridge (breakfast included).

Day 5: Ivybridge to South Brent (10.5KM/6.5MILES)

Head up past Stowford Mill, crossing the railway bridge and following a track to Hartford Moor where you can visit Western Beacon and it's archaeological remains along with stunning views. Follow the 'Puffing Billy' track, the old Redlake Tramway built in 1910 to serve the clay workings on Dartmoor before rising gently around Butterdon and Weatherdon Hills with beautiful moorland views behind you. Cross the River Avon at Lydia Bridge and take the riverside path to arrive in South Brent.
Overnight Station House Hotel 3H or Pack Horse Inn 3H, South Brent (breakfast included).

Day 6: South Brent to Buckfastleigh (15KM/9.5MILES)

Today takes you across streams and beside Overbrent Woods with the River Avon in your sights. From Shipley Bridge, follow the riverside path towards Avon Dam Reservoir, then up to Abbot's Way, an ancient moorland path that linked the abbeys of Tavistock in the west and Buckfast in the east. Enjoy spectacular views from Gripper's hill before descending the moor where a quiet lane leads you into the market town of Buckfastleigh.
Overnight The Abbey Inn 3* or Furzeleigh Mill 3H, Buckfastleigh (breakfast included).

Day 7: Buckfastleigh (optional 8KM)

Enjoy a well-deserved rest day in or around Buckfastleigh, where there's plenty to do and see. The nearby Benedictine Buckfast Abbey is well worth a visit, as is the Valiant Soldier, a unique pub museum. Buckfastleigh is the main station for the South Devon Steam Railway which runs down the Dart Valley to Totnes. If you'd like another walk in the area, we recommend taking the bus to Dartington Cider Press for a circular walk around Dartington Estate (approx. 8km).
Overnight The Abbey Inn 3* or Furzeleigh Mill 3H, Buckfastleigh (breakfast included).

Day 8: Depart Buckfastleigh

Drive home or take a local taxi to Totnes train station (approx. 15mins) for onward rail connections.

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com


Find out more on the hotel website.
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Imperial Hotel, Plymouth

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This beautiful, family-owned townhouse is award-winning in Plymouth. Located just minutes from the waterfront on Plymouth Hoe, it’s an easy walk to the city centre, Theatre Royal or the historic Barbican. A delicious breakfast is served at the hotel, there is also limited free parking available on site.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Wembury Bay B&B, Wembury

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Located in the quiet village of Wembury, this small B&B offers a friendly welcome and is just a short walk to the beach, local pub and shops. You can enjoy a delicious cooked breakfast before leaving for your days walk.


Find out more on the hotel website.

Ivy Barn B&B, Holbeton

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Nestled in the picturesque village of Holbeton, not far from the golden sands of Mothecombe Beach is the charming Ivy Barn B&B. Just opposite is the Mildmay Colours Inn serving locally sourced food and ales/ciders, with both indoor space and alfresco dining.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Sportsmans Inn, Ivybridge

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This quaint country hotel and pub lies in the heart of Ivybridge. Enjoy traditional dishes using fresh and local ingredients to produce delicious breakfasts, light lunches, and hearty dinners.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Station House Hotel, South Brent

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This small hotel offers comfortable guest rooms, a shared lounge area, terrace, café and bar. Enjoy a continental breakfast, afternoon tea, dinner, and drinks.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Abbey Inn, Buckfastleigh

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Just inside Dartmoor National Park, this traditional pub with cosy guest rooms is set on the banks of the River Dart. The pub has a restaurant and a riverside terrace beer garden.

Travel

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback from our customers. It's the only way we can continue to develop, and where necessary improve, our services and ensure our holidays continue to be the best they can be. However, as this is a relatively new holiday, we don't yet have any customer reviews available.

Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 7 night self-guided walking holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of , , and hotels

All breakfasts

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

GPS route directions

Headwater navigation app

Luggage transfers between hotels

Car transfers as per itinerary


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided walking Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Daily departures from 1st Apr 2023 to 23rd Sep 2023, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the appropriate 'Check availability' button above to complete our holiday enquiry form, we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you.

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links above to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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