Devon

Plymouth Passage

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Overview

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.

Okehampton

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.

Newton Rd

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

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.

Plymouth

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.

Bantham

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.

South Milton

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.

Salcombe

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.

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Dartmoor National Park

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Okehampton

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Newton Rd

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Tavistock

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Plymouth

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Bantham

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South Milton

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Salcombe

What to see and do…

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Red House Mysteries

Red House Mysteries, King Street Business Centre, King Street, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1BH

Canonteign Falls

Christow, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7RH

East Hillerton Lodge

East Hillerton House, Spreyton , Crediton , Devon , EX17 5AD

Church Cottage Guest House

CHURCH COTTAGE, Exeter, DEVON, EX67AA

Bickleigh Mill

Riverside Shopping, Bickleigh, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8RG

Lady’s Mile Holiday Park

Exeter Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0LX

Hoseasons, Ilfracombe, Devon

Ilfracombe, Devon

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About the Plymouth Passage Trail

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Enjoy the splendour of the Dartmoor National Park before heading west through Okehampton to visit Okehampton Castle, which dates back to the Doomsday Book. Pass through the market town of Tavistock on the River Tavy and head towards the maritime city of Plymouth where Sutton Harbour is a hive of activity.
Travel from Plymouth through South Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, passing Thurleston Rock to arrive at South Milton Sands and finally the resort town of Salacombe close to the Kingsbury Estuary.

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Maritime Plymouth

Enjoy the maritime heritage of Plymouth and nearby Devonport, home to the Royal Navy since 1691. Take in the historical sights and well known landmarks including the Mayflower Steps, the Barbican and the Royal William Dockyard. Further afield explore the Hoe, Royal Citadel and Smeaton’s Tower.

Rolling Devon

Home to the rugged and rolling Dartmoor National Park, Devon offers lots of outdoors activities. You can walk, bike or drive through the Park to take in the spectacular views. Look out for the Dartmoor Ponies, they go back over 3500 years!

Trust in Devon

Devon is home to a number of National Trust locations. On this trail you will find Lydford Gorge, Buckland Abbey, Saltram House, South Milton Sands and Overbeck’s, all great places to explore and relax.

Also Nearby

Red House Mysteries

Red House Mysteries, King Street Business Centre, King Street, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1BH

Canonteign Falls

Christow, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7RH

East Hillerton Lodge

East Hillerton House, Spreyton , Crediton , Devon , EX17 5AD

Church Cottage Guest House

CHURCH COTTAGE, Exeter, DEVON, EX67AA

Bickleigh Mill

Riverside Shopping, Bickleigh, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8RG

Lady’s Mile Holiday Park

Exeter Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0LX

Hoseasons, Ilfracombe, Devon

Ilfracombe, Devon

holidaycottages.co.uk