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Devon Itinerary

Day 2

The River Dart and Slapton Ley

Dinner at the Waterman's Arms in Bow Creek, DevonAlthough we're following an estuary, our first morning is a hilly ride as we go through Cornwood and Dittisham to Dartmouth.  This delightful sailing town boasts the oldest working steam engine in the world, as well as a beautiful old harbour, Dartmouth Castle and a vibrant sailing community.

Leaving Dartmouth we cycle into the South Hams, and our ride through East Portlemouth, Salcombe and Kingsbridge features some of the most beautiful scenery of our week.

We'll also visit the poignant memorial at Slapton Ley, where 749 American soldiers were killed in 1944 when German torpedo boats interrupted rehearsals for the D-Day landings at 'Utah' beach. Forty years later a US tank was recovered and now stands as a memorial to a shocking night.

Tonight we stay at Buckland-Tout-Saints, a beautiful stately home in its own gardens.

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