This year I intend on completing the old Seaman’s route called The Mariner’s Way Walk. This traditional walk runs from Bideford in North Devon to Dartmouth in South Devon and it is know as a trail that sailors used to cross when transferring from one ship onto another.

The route has been estimated at approximately 70 miles and from Bideford it heads down the Tiverton Valley, skirts around the east side of Dartmoor and then heads past Ashburton, onto Totnes and ending in Dartmouth. The walk has had various mentions throughout different Dartmoor Walking books, but the exact path still remains a mystery.