Great Gardens of North Devon
Walking Holiday
8 nights and 7 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

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Great Gardens of North Devon via The South West Coast Path  and Tarka Trail
Great Torrington to Hartland Quay
  8 nights and 7 days Walking holiday

Enjoy a 47 mile self-guided Garden walking holiday on the North Coast of Devon on the South West Coast Path and Tarka Trail.
Offering the chance to visit the gardens of RHS Rosemoor, Clovelly Court Garden and Docton Mill to name a few. 
This walking holiday also visits the picturesque Devon coastal towns of Westward Ho!, Clovelly and Hartland Quay.
There is also an option to take a day trip to visit the island of Lundy.

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Suggested Tour Duration:
8 nights, 7 days walking
Total Distance:
47 miles
Min/max daily distance:
2/11 miles
Average Daily distance:
7 miles

boat trip to Lundy (optional),
RHS Rosemoor
Tapeley Park
Clovelly Court Garden
Hartland Abbey
Docton Mill
This route connects with:
South West Coast Path
Tarka Trail

Great Gardens of North Devon via The South West Coast Path
 and Tarka Trail
Great Torrington to Hartland Quay
  8 nights and 7 days Walking holiday
Day by Day Itinerary

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.

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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.

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.

Optional Day: Optional day trip to Isle of Lundy
Sailings are approximatley 3 times a week.  The dates of your holiday can be adjusted to coincide with a sailing.  Overnight Bideford.

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Day 4: Bideford to Westward Ho!     8 Miles    easy
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!

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

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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.

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

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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.

Day 9: Depart after breakfast
Depart after breakfast or extend your holiday and spend some time in the area.
We can transfer you to your car or you can depart by train or  bus.

Great Gardens of Devon 9 day itinerary
Great Torrington to Hartland Quay

7 days walking and 8 nights

Suggested Itinerary:               
Day 1: Arrive Great Torrington
Day 2: Visit RHS Rosemoor and Great Torrington
Day 3: Great Torrington to Bideford via Tarka Trail and Tapeley      8 miles easy
Optional Day to visit Lundy
Day 4: Bideford to Westward Ho!                 8 miles easy
Day 5:
Westward Ho! to Clovelly                  11 miles strenuous
Day 6:  Visit Clovelly and Clovelly Court

Day 7: Clovelly to Hartland Quay                  10 miles moderate to strenuous
Day 8: Visit Hartland Abbey and Docton Mill
Day 9: Depart after breakfast


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All prices subject to change

Extra night in Bideford and day trip to Lundy from £99.00 per person

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Great Gardens of Devon

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

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What’s included
in your Great Gardens of Devon UK Walking Holiday

  • 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
  • guide book
  • Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps

Optional Extras
for your Great Gardens of Devon UK Walking Holiday

  • 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
  • day trip to Lundy

What’s not included
in your Great Gardens of Devon UK Walking Holiday

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Telephone Lines are open 7 days a week.

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or +44 (0)207 193 1252

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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 to Barnstaple where we can arrange transfer to Torrington
  • By Bus to Torrington

We have coastal walking holidays in the UK in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands.  This is one of our categories of walking holidays.