South Devon & Dartmoor

by Hilary Bradt and Janice Booth

South Devon & Dartmoor

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About this book

Discover the hidden secrets of this varied and beautiful region, from the 'English Riviera', where palm-trees abound and the sandy beaches of Torquay and Paignton attract numerous summer visitors, to the wild landscape of Dartmoor, England's highest landmass south of the Pennines.

About the author

The authors both live in Seaton, East Devon, and share an enthusiasm for the county's landscape, history and village churches. Hilary Bradt (co-founder of Bradt Travel Guides) is an enthusiastic walker whilst Janice Booth's interests centre more on the history and folk legends. Janice is a former Bradt editor and occasional author.

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Contents

GOING SLOW IN South DEVON & Dartmoor..................7
Introduction 7, Planning your visit 12, How this book is arranged 13,
Getting there & around 14
1 THE EXE & TEIGN ESTUARIES ........................................... 19
Getting there & around 19, The Exe Estuary 20, Dawlish Warren & Dawlish 32,
The Teign Valley 34, South of the Teign 38
2 THE ENGLISH RIVIERA: TOR BAY........................................45
Getting there & around 46, Torquay & around 47, Paignton to Brixham 57
3 TOTNES & THE RIVER DART ................................................65
Getting there & around 65, Totnes & around 68, The lower River Dart 80,
Dartmouth & Kingswear 90, South of Dartmouth 98
4 THE SOUTH HAMS & DEVON'S FAR SOUTH.....................101
Getting there & around 101, The Slapton area 105, Devon's far south 110,
River Avon, Bigbury-on-Sea & Burgh Island 119, Modbury & area 126
5 PLYMOUTH & THE TAMAR VALLEY.................................. 129
Getting there & around 129, Plymouth 131, Around Plymouth 142, The Tamar
Valley 144, East of the Tavy 149
6 THE EASTERN FRINGE OF DARTMOOR ............................155
Getting there & around 155, The northern Teign Valley 157, The Newton Abbot
Triangle 162, Buckfastleigh & area 164
7 THE NORTHWESTERN FRINGE OF DARTMOOR ..............175
Getting there & around 175, The Beacon Villages 177, Okehampton & around
181, Lydford & around 185
8 D ARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK.............................................193
Getting there & around 198, Chagford, Castle Drogo & the north 205, The east 212,
Central Dartmoor 222, The west 230