Devon Creek to Coast

Unspoiled Coastal Scenery

New! Foot Trails’ newest trip. Devon Creek to Coast is an Inn to Inn style walking trip. You’ll explore the beautiful South Hams, an area of outstanding natural beauty in Devon, spending two nights at each location on route.

Guests often ask us about walking Inn to Inn on the coast and we have longed to offer an Inn to Inn coastal experience for some time. David and Alison Howell created this new trail, taking in the towns of Totnes, Dartmouth and Salcombe.

You won’t simply follow the coast path (sometimes monotonous & busy!), you’ll visit towns, villages and historic sites as well as enjoying some spectacular countryside from the early creeks, to the sea and along the coast.

Devon Coast, inn to inn / village to village

The South Hams is a landscape of rolling green hills dotted with villages and small towns. It includes some of the most unspoiled coastline on the South Coast which along with the Avon and Dart valleys form the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This Inn to Inn style walking trip can be 4 to 7 nights, and we heartily recommend 7 nights as there is so much to see. Request an example itinerary and mini brochure to your right for a complete overview including sample daily itinerary.

There is beauty around every corner on this trail which takes you from Totnes to Chillington via Dartmouth. You’ll enjoy ancient castles, a light house, seascapes and river views as well as the stunning Sharpham Estate which produces some very fine English wines and cheeses.

To request an example itinerary or ask questions – use the form >>


Boats on the River Dart

Walking tailored to suit you!

Your walking holiday/vacation will be customised to suit your requirements and the English season. You can start your inn to inn tour on any day / date (subject to availability) and stay from 4 nights to 7 nights. We recommend booking early as our trips are popular and availability at our small country inns, limited. Please be aware that from mid-July & August is peak holiday season and due to crowds we do not offer the trail at this time.

Trail highlights include:

  • Ancient castles
  • Opportunity to ride a ferry boat or steam train
  • Dartmouth, historic and naval coastal town with stunning quay and picturesque outlook
  • Stunning seascapes and sea views
  • Start Point lighthouse
  • A wondrous sense of journey following the river Dart from creek to sea

For an example itinerary and photographs from the trail and of the accommodations, simply add your details in the form (to the right) >>

View of walkers on the Devon costal path

Getting to South Devon

Getting here is easy, your trail is located a 20 minute walk or 10 minute taxi ride from Totnes train station. Totnes is a 3 hour train ride direct from London.

For overseas guests the nearest airport is at London Heathrow. There is a regional airport at Exeter or Bristol.

Convenient airport transfers can be arranged on request, please ask us for the details and prices.

Example of a bedroom used by Foot Trails

About the accommodations

Alison and her team hand pick country inns and accommodations favouring those which are privately and independently owned and with whom we enjoy a close and strong working partnership.

This means what you experience is small, personal and friendly with excellent hospitality. All our bedrooms have private en-suite bathrooms with modern facilities.

During your Creek to Coast trail you will stay at 3 handpicked inns and each quite different. From a riverside inn on the edge of Totnes with views of the river, waters edge terrace and conservatory restaurant. To an historic inn in the old heart of Dartmouth with wooden beams and character around every corner.

And finishing at a comfortable guest house in a Devon village with award winning food served nearby. Freshly prepared breakfasts at each inn are included for you to set you up for your daily adventures.

A breakfast option

Costs & Availability

This tour is available starting any nights (subject to availability) from 4 nights to 7 nights. We strongly advise booking in advance as places are limited. The trail is best enjoyed between March & November. Please be aware that from mid-July to August is peak holiday season and due to crowds we do not offer the trail at this time.

Example budgeting quotes:

Prices start –

* From £790 per person# for 4 nights
* From £1350 per person# for 7 nights

You will receive a fully detailed itinerary, confirmations of your accommodations and a price quote before you book. Once you confirm your booking your price will be guaranteed and no surcharges will be added.

#Based on two sharing en-suite accommodation, staying on a bed & breakfast basis. Includes all luggage transfers, accommodation & transport.


  • Independent (self guided) walking days tailored to you and the season
  • Tailored walk and explore pack
  • Local Ordnance Survey™ maps (waterproof)
  • Trail guide cards (waterproof one for each day with easy to follow instructions) • Plastic map holder
  • Local stories and histories
  • Recommended lunchtime stops at country pubs and cafes
  • Nature cards for identifying wild flowers, trees and animals
  • Seasonal nature guide book
  • Sweets (for a boost on route)
  • Your en-suite accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • One bottle of wine
  • A decade of expertise and know-how
  • Transfers between accommodation
  • Drop off service when it makes a walk better.
  • Help and support before your trip

How to book?

Contact us with your preferred dates and we will look after the rest. You can call us on +44 (0) 1747 820626 or use the form to your right to send a message or request an itinerary.

View of a Devon stream

From our guests

” What a wonderful trip. Based on a friend’s recommendation I contacted Foot Trails. From the moment I spoke to them I felt welcome, cared for and well informed.”
Gayle, Torronto, Canada

“Once again you have organised a wonderful 12 days of walking. We loved the coastal walks in Devon, inspiring and breath-taking in their ruggedness.”
Mark and Bev, Canada

“I can’t express how good the experience was. The team at Foot Trails was great. They listened to what we wanted to do and planned the perfect trip for us.”
Steve, Australia

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Seaweed on the beach

How do I find my way?

Trails are devised using our local knowledge and rigorously tested and checked. Find your way using either the easy to follow trail cards if you prefer not to map read, or the local Ordnance survey maps provided. Or a combination of both. For peace of mind an on call service is provided every day including weekends between 8am and 6pm.

Where will I be walking?

Your walks are on public rights of way and a mixture of paths, tracks and trails through woodland, on farm land, village country lanes and countryside. Most walking is away from roads. Everything you need will be provided in your walk and explore pack.

For a more fully detailed example itinerary for this holiday, simply pop your details in the form to the right.

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