Places worth driving to;
Widecombe in the Moor is a great day out. It takes about 45 minuets from Torquay, but that is not the point. To get to Widecombe in the Moor you have to drive up on to the western edge of Dartmoor. This takes you through Bovey Tracy and up past Haytor Rock. Most people stop at Haytor Rock car park and walk up to the actual rock. From there you can see most of South Devon. There are Ice Cream Vans in the car parks with hot tea and coffee. There is a café by the lower car park. In the valley below Haytor is the remains of the Granite Railway. Granite was excavated here for the London Bridge. They built the tracks for the carts out of stone which can still be seen. As you leave Haytor behind on you way to Widecombe there is a turning on the right. If you go down there you will pass Hound Tor. Take the turning to the left just before the car park and carry on a bit and you will come to Jays Grave by the side of the road. It always has flowers on it.
Dartmouth. Is not far, maybe 10 miles but can be up to an hours’drive away. There are two ways to Dartmouth, so you could do a circular trip. You can leave Torquay and make for Kingswear. On the hills above Kingswear you will be given the choice of the higher or lower ferry. Both get across the river to Dartmouth. We love a late brunch at Cafe Alf Resco or for more meal and to be in the thick of it there is we make for