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Visit the Great Gardens of North Devon
while walking the South West Coast Path and Tarka Trail
with optional trip to Lundy

other Gardens Walking holidays
Gardens walking holidays Devon Suggested Tour Duration:
8 nights, 7 days walking
Total Distance:
47 miles
Min/max daily distance:
2/11 miles
Average Daily distance:
7 miles
Grading:
easy to severe
Features:
boat trip to Lundy (optional),
RHS Rosemoor
Tapeley Park
Clovelly Court Garden
Hartland Abbey
Docton Mill
Day 1: Arrive at Great Torrington.
You make your own way to Great Torrington. We can assist with coach transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of the walk and we can return you to your car or station at the end of the holiday.
Day 2: RHS Rosemoor, Torrington 1646, Dartington Glass.     3 miles    easy
Spend the day visiting RHS Rosemoor, a beautiful mature garden nationally acclaimed with a wide variety of plantings. One of the Royal Horticultural Societies finest gardens making this visit a highlight of any walking holiday. Torrington has the interesting Torrington 1646 Experience, site of the last battle of the English Civil War. Or tour the world renowned Dartington Glass.
Rosemoor, Devon on Gardens Walking Holiday
Tapeley, Devon on Gardens Walking Holiday Day 3: Torrington to Bideford via Tarka Trail and Tapeley     8 Miles    easy
Follow the old railway trail, now part of the Tarka Trail along the River Torridge to Tapeley Park, 60 acres of woodland, lakes and walled kitchen garden. Overnight at Bideford where there is a fine art exhibition in the park.
Day 4: Lundy Day Trip or Bideford to Westward Ho!     8 Miles    easy
At Bideford there is the option of a day trip to the Isle of Lundy. The route follows the other side of the River Torridge to Appledore, a village with a long history of shipbuilding. Then along the beach of Northam Burrows Country Park to Westward Ho! This the only place name in England with an exclamation mark! (This will be day 5 if you have taken the optional trip to Lundy)
Bideford, Devon on Gardens Walking Holiday
Buck's Mills, Devon on Gardens Walking Holiday Day 5: Westward Ho! to Clovelly.     11 miles    strenuous
From Westward Ho! the path slowly gains height until you are amid gorse and woodlands strewn with carpets of bluebells in May. After Buck's Mills, a quaint fishing hamlet, the path joins Hobby Drive, an old carriageway which takes you to the world famous Clovelly, with its cobbled streets and pretty cottages. (This will be day 6 if you have taken the optional trip to Lundy)
Day 6: Clovelly and Clovelly Court.     2 miles
Send the day enjoying the delights of Clovelly. Perhaps take a boat trip or a paddle. Clovelly Court has a classic Victorian kitchen garden with magnificent lean-to greenhouses surrounded by a 12ft wall. (This will be day 7 if you have taken the optional trip to Lundy)
Clovelly, Devon on Gardens Walking Holiday
Hartland Quay, Devon on Gardens Walking Holiday Day 7: Clovelly to Hartland Quay.     10 miles    moderate to strenuous
The path makes its way through woodland before emerging on the cliff top above Blackchurch Rock and descending to Mouth Mill. After Hartland Point the scenery changes as the rocks below become jagged and dramatic. (This will be day 8 if you have taken the optional trip to Lundy)
Day 8: Hartland Abbey and Docton Mill.     5 miles    moderate
Visit Hartland Abbey, a charming house with enchanting gardens and woodland walk leading down to a wild Atlantic cove. Docton Mill is famous for its bog garden and new magnolia garden. Return to Hartland Quay along the South West Coast Path. The sunset over Hartland Quay will be a fitting end to a memorable holiday.
Hartland Abbey, Devon on Gardens Walking Holiday
Day 9: Leave after breakfast
We can transfer you to your car or station.
Other walks
in Devon
include:

SWCP NE Devon

SWCP NW Devon

SWCP SW Devon

SWCP South Devon


SWCP SE Devon

Two Moors Way

Tarka Trail North

Tarka Trail South

Macmillan Way West

Dartmoor Way

Dart Valley Trail

Exe Valley Way

Devonshire Hartland Way

Great Gardens of North Devon

What's included
in your UK walking holiday
to the gardens of Devon

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
This walking holiday in the UK on the South West Coast Path operates March to October and in either direction.
Short walking breaks are also available, with 2 or 3 days walking. Just select the part of the coast path you want to walk.
The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
We pride ourselves in offering the widest choice of bespoke walking holidays on the South West Coast Path.
Eight nights £569
per person double occupancy
*All prices subject to change

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
to the gardens of Devon

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
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How to get there
By Plane to Bristol or Exeter where we can arrange transfer to Torrington
By Car to Torrington where parking is available
By Train / Bus to Barnstaple where we can arrange transfer to Torrington
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