Arriving in dartmouth

henryf

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Just about to arrive in the river Dart from Lulworth. 8 miles or so off shore at the moment. What's the lowdown from the forum massive in terms of where to go and what to see.

Isn't technology wonderful !!

Got a few days.

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You could visit this little lady!

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Dittisham's very nice. Go ashore on the opposite side of the river and visit Greenways, Agatha Christie's country retreat. Not sure if the house is open yet (it's been taken over by the National Trust and they are doing a major refurb) but the gardens are beautiful and there are some spectacular views. This is Noss on Dart from the gardens:

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And this is the Dittisham ferry with the village in the background:

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Britannia Royal Naval College on the hill to your port! Not sure if they will be doing tours this early!

Dont forget you can pick up the yacht taxi on VHF Ch 69 or Tel: 07970 346571 - excellent service, buy a card which entitles you to 20 trips!

Harbour Office is VHF Ch 11 Tel: 01803 832337
 
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Second all about Dittisham, plus the pub is very good.

Greenways opening is limited Weds - Sundays. The house might be viewable. You can also go by ferry from Dartmouth, but a stay on a buoy upriver is much better IMHO. Also a winery further upstream. Also a steam train to Paignton from Dartmouth. Rupert D'Oyly Carte's house (Nat Trust) at Coleton Fishacre is a taxi ride, lovely house and gardens.

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Very nice moorings at Ditsham, My favorite pub in Dartmouth is the Cherub..... which also used to do good food upstairs... Take the Steam train to Paignton... /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
 

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Great tips chaps. Am moored up inside the town jetty having a spot of lunch on the flybridge - the bloke who invented the flybridge wine chiller should be knighted !

You can't miss the steam train can you. Going to spend a couple of days here then pick up a buoy at Dittisham. Had lulworth cove to ourselves last night - other than a couple of night time "specialist" divers.

It's a hard life I tell you. Gorgeous place Dartmouth. Never gone past Weymouth before.

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if you want to stretch your legs, then the walk along the east side,although not actually going anywhere,is a wonderful walk.
The west side does take you out towards the coatal views, however, but is more predictable.
I rather liked Totnes if you fancy a day trip somewhere.
 
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If you take the dinghy ashore to Greenways, there are steps, but the dinghy needs to go on the north side of the ferry; the slipway is the most slippery ever seen, but they still might charge you for the dinghy landing!
 

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Did you actually overnight in the cove?

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Yes.

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Re: the photos that would take a greater man on an iPhone than I. I'll post up some pictures when we get back.

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Quay Cottage....Dart Cottage....Lower Pinkthorn...Happy memories of long ago as well as the Idiosincrasies of Bill Q's outboard engines..

Many happy weeks sailing in those waters in Drascomb Dabbers.

Just remember that you will be under the watchful eyes of many in the Ferry Boat Inn as you pick up the buoy at Dittsum so don.t make a hash of it or you might have to buy a round for all!!

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Well you are moored outside the Seahorse which is a great place to eat.
I must have just missed you as I was in the town this afternoon and now back in sunny Kingswear, at about 2:00 clock looking from your boat!
 

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Also a winery further upstream.
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I think we would need to give him a gold medal if he gets his Princess 42 up to Pepi's winery and The Malsters (Ex Floyd) at Tuckenhay however a nice place to go in the tender and about 30;/40 minutes from Dittsum taking the left turn up Bow Creek opposite Stoke Gabriel but avoiding the few hours around low tide.
 

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Might be OK for Sharpham Vinyard.

Tours daily with samples & wonderfull full bodied cheeses made on site, Herb & Garlic being our particular favorite /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
 

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I'm wondering why more people don't venture here from the Solent. All right so there's a fairly wide open stretch of water to negotiate (a bit lumpy today which surprised us), but what a cracking place. Had a little walk round amongst the houses on the west bank and a different world. Reminded me a bit of the streets in St Peters port.

Some very well planned building conversion work both for housing and retail. Tried to book into RB'S for pie 'n pud night but sadly booked up. The Angel looks nice as did the Jamie Oliver style training restaurant who's name escapes me.

Will also keep an eye out for the earlier recommendation.

Making good use of the giant bean bag we bought at the boat show whilst Mrs Henry-F has a quick shower. Did I close those portholes quayside?

Keep smiling everyone and if anyone fancies a run back to the Solent in company sometime next week let me know.

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If you haven't been down that way before, then why not go to Salcombe and /or Brixham as well, both good places to go, and only a short cruise from Dartmouth
 
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