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Dittisham Walks

a scenic landscape overlooking the Dart
1 hour walks
    
Select Your WalkWalk 1 (3.6 miles)Walk 2 (6.1 miles)Walk 3 (3.8 miles)
  Dittisham to East Cornworthy Dittisham to Capton Mill Dittisham to Dartmouth

The picturesque village of Dittisham once known for its unique plum trees offers a pedestrian ferry service to Agatha Christie's Greenway.

The estate is now run by the National Trust.

It is testimony to the Dittisham's attraction,that two long distance hiking routes,the Dart Valley Trail & the John Musgrave Heritage Trail,run through the village.

Check out Greenway and Dittisham Ferry.

parkingDittisham Pay & Display Car Park

Car access to Dittisham is somewhat tricky - we recommend the turn off from the A3122 to Dowton.

When entering Dittisham do not take a lane to the ferry but follow directions for Car Park and toilets.

Alternatively,you can walk to Dittisham from Dartmouth - see below.

Point of Interest The village is believed to have been named after Deedas,a Saxon lord.

Dittisham:The Red Lion & the Ferry Boat Inn

Walk 1 Dittisham to East Cornworthy (3.6 miles)

Dittisham from Greenway
Dittisham
  
Difficulty

A lovely country walk through an ancient landscape with spectacular views of the river Dart.

A As you exit the car park turn right into Ham Lane. Continue in land for miles . At T junction turn right then take steps on right down to Lower Street. Continue past church yard through a residential area until you reach Higher street.
Turn right. following the John Musgrave Trail.

B If the tide is low turn right across a small foot bridge then cross lane into a foot path else continue and take next bridge then take foot path on left.

  

C At East Cornworthy turn left into a lane ; continue and after crossing a bridge take the next lane right; this takes you past Old Coombe Mill.
At the next junction with fingerpost marked Barberry follow signs for Kingston ; do not turn off towards Kingston but continue along this green lane for 0.7 miles.

D Where the lane bends sharply to the left with track and footpath on right take the public footpath between hedges back towards Dittisham.

E Turn right into Higher Street. Continue past Post Office and  the Red Lion into The Level.
F After 0.2 miles turn left towards the Ferry.

Follow path along the beach passing the  Ferry Boat Inn back to the car park.

There are several climbs and descents.

Point of Interestspectacular views of the river Dart
Dittisham walk 1

Walk 1

 Walks near Dittisham:
  
 Dartmouth
Dartmouth with its narrow streets and ye olde buildings offers the walker many places of interest including the Boat Float and Castle.
  
 Cornworthy
Great pub walks through a most scenic landscape to the famous Malsters Arms atTuckenhay.
  
 Totnes
Town Trail & Popular Circular Pub Walks around Totnes and along the river Dart
 
 Torcross
Great coastal walks from Torcross to Widdicome House,Beesands or the lost village of Hallsands -
  
 Greenway
The tranquility and beauty of this estate gave Agatha Christie the inspiration for many a plot.
Two varied and most scenic walks.
  

 

length: 3.6 miles
time:1 hr 30 mins
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Walk 2 Dittisham to Capton Mill (6.1 miles)

This delightful but strenuous walk starts and ends like walk 1 but explores the rolling landscape surrounding Dittisham.

  
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Dittisham walk 2

Walk 2

Walk 3 Dittisham to Dartmouth (3.8 miles)

This makes an ideal pub ; start either from Dartmouth or Dittisham.

The walks follows part of the Dart Valley Trail using lanes,public foot and bridle paths and some residential roads.

  
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Dittisham walk 3

Walk 3

Dittisham walk 3

Dartmouth Stretch