West through Dartmoor National Park takes in Okehampton Castle and Tavistock en route to the naval port city of Plymouth. Head via Saltram overlooking the River Plymm and on to Thurleston Rock at South Milton Sands and Overbeck’s on the cliffs at Salcombe.
Dartmoor National Park
Meander the wild open spaces of Dartmoor National Park. Take in the views, walk, cycle or drive to explore the rolling rugged moorland, Neolithic tombs, bronze age stone circles and deep river valleys – keeping a look out for the famous Dartmoor ponies.
A traditional market town nestling at the shadow of Dartmoor National Park offering a Victorian shopping parade, museum and the famous Okehampton Castle built by the Normans. For the more active it is great base for exploring the National Park.
Lydford is a picturesque village on the western fringes of Dartmoor where you can explore the beautiful National Trust gorge – the deepest in the South West - with its spectacular 30 metre Whitelady waterfall and the turbulent Devil’s Cauldron.
Tavistock, the home of Sir Francis Drake, is a vibrant world heritage town with UNESCO status by the banks of the River Tavy. Offering a range of independent shops, Pannier market, meadows and a museum you can while away the hours exploring the charming town.
From the Hoe explore the Plymouth harbour area taking in the marinas, fish market, aquarium and Mayflower Steps where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for the New World. You can also visit a huge range of ancient monuments including boundary stones and milestones located in the city.
One of Devon’s premier beaches at the mouth of the River Avon Bantham deep in the South Hams. Take in the stunning vistas and panoramic views across Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island, featured by Agatha Christie, and explore the shallow sandy pools and rock pools of marine life at low tide.
Milton Sands is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with long sandy beaches and stunning scenery. Explore the local wetlands, a Site of Special Scientific interest, and the attraction of Thurleston Rock, an arch shaped formation rising out of the ocean.
The South West Coast Path helps you explore the popular resort town of Salcombe, with its rolling countryside and coastal views. Visit Start Point Lighthouse, catch the ferry to Overbecks or browse the range of independent boutiques before enjoying refreshments in the local restaurants and bars.