Dart Valley Trail, South Devon
One of the most popular walks in Devon, running 16 miles from Totnes to Dartmouth and the Kingswear Peninsula, and via the villages of Ashprington, Cornworthy and Dittisham. If you’d rather walk a shorter section, Totnes to Dittisham is around eight and a half miles, Dittisham to Dartmouth three miles, and Greenway to Kingswear four and a half. It’s worth a stop-off at The Sharpham Trust retreat centre in Ashprington; it does great cream teas. And there’s Agatha Christie’s former holiday home, Greenway, a glorious 18th-century Georgian house now run by the National Trust. Escape to the countryside in this one-bedroom barn conversion where you can savour morning coffees on a sun-drenched deck.