Devon

The Devon Dart

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Overview

Explore the stunning Devon countryside from Tiverton Castle via Escot House, the Axe Valley and quaint market town of Axminster on the River Axe. Heading to the World Heritage Coast take in picturesque Beer, Seaton and the blue cliff resort of Lyme Regis.

Knightshayes Court

A stunning country mansion with extensive gardens, walled kitchen garden and woodland walks Knighthayes Court is well worth visiting. Relax and explore the grounds before taking refreshments in the Stables Café or conservatory tearoom.

Tiverton

Nestled on the bank of the Grand Western Canal Tiverton is quaint town full of history – you can visit Tiverton Castle, the moated Bickleigh Castle or the galleries of the Museum of Mid Devon Life. Feeling active? – then take the Grand Western Canal cycle route to the Somerset border.

Bickleigh

The picturesque village of Bickleigh is a charming location of thatched cottages, gardens and a 14th century bridge across the River Exe. Visit Bickleigh Castle or the 18th century working watermill, Bickleigh Mill, and browse the independent shops.

Silverton

Passing through one of the oldest villages in Devon, Silverton lies between the Rivers Exe and Culm on the edge of the Axe Valley on the old road from Tiverton to Exeter.

Axe Valley

The route takes in the Axe Valley in East Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For close encounters of the animal kind visit the Axe Valley Wildlife Park to meet the animals and watch displays.

Axminster

The charming market town of Axminster lies alongside the River Axe. Visit the Minster, Axminster Heritage and Museum, take in the Axminster Art Trail or get closer to nature and explore the Axe Valley rivers – look out for wildlife including otters and kingfishers.

Seaton

The beach at Seaton on the Jurassic Coast provides stunning views overlooking Lyme Bay. Explore the South West Coastal Path or Seaton Wetlands Nature Reserve. Journey through time at Jurassic Seaton and be sure to take a ride through the unspoilt countryside on the Seaton Tramway.

Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis features amazing blue cliffs and stunning scenery. Meander around the Cobb harbour, featured in many a film or tv production, and sit and soak up the atmosphere, watch the days catch being landed or go crabbing and explore the spectacular Jurassic Coast cliffs whilst hunting for fossils.

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Overview

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Knightshayes Court

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2.9 miles

Tiverton

3
3.8 miles

Bickleigh

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5.0 miles

Silverton

5
30.3 miles

Axe Valley

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0.5 miles

Axminster

7
7.3 miles

Seaton

8
7.8 miles

Lyme Regis

What to see and do…

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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 The Devon Dart Trail

Distance: 57 miles
Cites / Towns: 8
Number Of Businesses: 7

Depart the Gothic splendour of Knighthayes Court surrounded by magnificent gardens and parkland and head through the countryside to Tiverton Castle.
Pass through Silverton, one of the oldest villages in Devon and onto The Axe Valley which leads to Axminster seated alongside the River Axe and famous for its carpet production.
Exploring the stunning scenery of the World Heritage Coast will lead you through picturesque Beer and Seaton before your arrival at the sparkling blue cliff resort of Lyme Regis and its harbour known as the Cobb featured in many films and tv programmes over the years.

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Jurassic Delight

Enjoy the splendour of the Jurassic Coast in Devon. Marvel at the multi coloured cliffs and explore the beaches below for fossils. You can walk the South West Coast Path or head out on a boat trip for unique view of the ancient landscape with its rugged coastline, sweeping beaches or sheltered coves.

Seaside Fun

Delight in the seaside resorts of Seaton and Lyme Regis where you will find traditional attractions and entertainment. Relax on the beach with a bucket and spade, go crabbing or enjoy fish and chips, followed by ice cream.

Scenic Routes

With Dartmoor and Exmoor on the doorstep, the West Country Way, the Grand Western Canal, River Exe and River Culm there is plenty to explore on holiday. The scenic Axe Valley and quaint villages like Bickleigh and Tiverton are great places to stop and unwind.

Also Nearby

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