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Dittisham to Totnes – Dart Valley Trail (8m)

About This Project

Dittisham to Totnes – A linear walk following the Dart upstream. Link with the Dartmouth Greenway round walk to complete the whole Dart Valley Trail.

A perfect, gentle day’s journey. This walk links village to nestled, unspoilt village as it follows the silver ribbon of the Dart estuary through Devon’s rolling hills.


Dittisham Ham car park, Dittisham. TQ6 0HS
8 miles
Moderate. 9 stiles; 6 flights of steps; 2 steep ascents.
Footpaths, fairly even underfoot, occasionally muddy in wet weather; surfaced roads.
Dittisham Ham car park, Dittisham. TQ6 0HS
OS map
Explorer OL20
Grid Reference
SX 866 551
Public transport
Ferry from Dartmouth to Dittisham and from Greenway to Dittisham - see ferry details at Return buses from Totnes to Dartmouth see
In Dittisham and Totnes
Public toilets: at Dittisham Ham car park or Totnes - just off Coronation Road, opposite Morrisons or underneath the Civic Hall steps in the market place.


  1. Walk back up road to the village. At t- junction just past church turn right. (If coming to Dittisham by ferry, walk up through the village. Turn right at the t- junction and join the route by the church). Follow road down to Dittisham Mill Creek.
  2. Turn right just before Old Mill over wooden footbridges onto public footpath leading along field edges and old green lane.
  3. Turn left at the road. Climb hill after the bridge and take first right signed ‘Coombe’.
  4. Go straight on at Barberry Cross then turn right down green lane signed ‘Broadgates Lane’. Follow lane and then road, and go straight over at Longland Cross. Turn right at junction and walk down through the village of Cornworthy.
  5. Just past Court Prior Farm turn right along footpath in front of cottages. Turn right into Charleycombe Wood and take the path ahead dropping down through the valley. Cross the footbridge and turn downhill through kissing gate onto public footpath.
  6. When you reach the fingerpost, turn left signed ‘Tuckenhay ½m’. Follow steps to left.
  7. Bear left through next kissing gate along woodland path. At road turn right, and then right again over the bridge to follow road through Tuckenhay and along Bow Creek.
  8. After 500m turn sharp right down steps and over stepping stones, then bear left up track and turn right at road. (At high tide continue along road, turn right over bridge by Waterman’s Arms, and right again signed for Ashprington and Totnes).
  9. Follow road up through Ashprington, past church on left and along Sharpham Drive. At the ‘Sharpham’ pillars, bear left along path.
  10. As you emerge from the woods, turn right over stile and down path through field. Turn left along track at the bottom.
  11. As the path rises and curves left, branch off right at the ‘Public Footpath’ fingerpost down and across field.
  12. Path follows river through woods and fields to emerge at the wharf in Totnes. Bear left and follow the path up behind the houses. At the road turn right then left, take the path on your right just past the Steam Packet Inn to take the riverside path.
  13. Where path rejoins road, bear right and continue to The Plains.

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