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Things to see and do in and around Dittisham

The Village

Dittisham is a charming village located on the West bank of the River Dart approximately half way between Dartmouth and Totnes. Dittisham is fortunate to be served by two pubs, a post office, a shop and an excellent waterside cafe. The Village Green, known locally as 'The Ham' has a children's playground, waterside benches, public parking and public toilets.

The Red Lion Inn
Situated just up the road from Cobwebs Cottage. The pub also houses the village shop and the village post office. The shop carries a good range of local products including fresh baked bread, local organic milk and a good selection of local meats and vegetables.

The Ferry Boat Inn
This small but charming Inn can be found at the other end of the village which is a ten minute walk from Cobwebs Cottage. A popular spot in the summer with visiting yachtsmen, the Ferry Boat Inn offers excellent home cooked meals and some local ale.

The Anchorstone Cafe
Located opposite the Ferry Boat Inn, the café has a nice outdoor terrace and is renowned for its fresh local seafood.

The ‘Dittisham’ Ferry
Licensed for a maximum of 12 passengers, this delightful ferry service, which operates two boats during the summer months, runs year round on a loop from Dartmouth to Dittisham. It is a great way to see the lower reaches of the Dart and enjoy a half hour scenic trip on the River whilst not having to worry about parking at the other end. Booking is advisable during the summer months. For more info call - Carlina (the Red Boat) 07818 001 108 or Sandpiper (The Blue Boat) 07907 528 201.


Located just across the River, a small passenger ferry runs between Greenway Quay and the Dittisham Pontoon. The ferry can be summoned by ringing the bell located on the wall next to the pontoon entrance.

Greenway House & Gardens - The former home of Agatha Christie.
The Greenway estate, which is now a National Trust property, is proving to be hugely popular. Take a short trip on the Dittisham to Greenway passenger ferry to get within a short walk of the entrance.

Walk from Greenway to Kingswear/Dartmouth
There is a superb walk starting from just below the Greenway Estate which will take you down river alongside the East bank of the River Dart, behind the former Noss Shipyard and deliver you to the village of Kingswear, located immediately across from Dartmouth. You can then take a ferry over to Dartmouth.


The stunning port town of Dartmouth is just a few miles away. Dartmouth has many shops, restaurants, museums and the like. Please see the list of local links below for some ideas on your day out.


A colourful and vibrant market town with many excellent places to eat and drink. Totnes is also within easy reach of Dittisham.

Local Events for 2020

May 15th - 17th Dart Music Festival
May 21st - 23rd Devon County Show
July 10th - 12th Tunes on the Sands
July 28th - Aug 1st Dartmouth Shakespeare Week
August 15th Dittisham Regatta
August 27th - 29th Dartmouth Royal Regatta
September 5th Totnes to Dittisham 10K Swim
October 3rd - 5th Dartmouth Fishing Festival
October 23rd - 25th Dartmouth Food Festival

Handy Local Links


Dartmouth, Greenway & River Dart

Other Local

Dartmouth Estuary


River Dart

Buckfast Abbey



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