South Devon & Dartmoor Rivers, Lakes & Beaches – Text Only Version


NB: this guide will be available for postage from Friday 24th November.

This book is a combination of my South Dartmoor Rivers and Lakes Guide and the South Devon Beaches Guide. However please note that this book is completely in BLACK AND WHITE AND CONTAINS NO PHOTOS!

This guide is for those people who just want the information, rather than the nice photos.

This is my personal guide to twenty one river, lake and beach locations on and around Southern Dartmoor and South Devon. This guides gives you more information on the area, the history, the legends, the swims, the walks and even a poem for each.

  • Swim – Where are the best places to swim? What is the water like? How busy does it get? Is the water likely to be polluted?
  • Walk – how do I get there? Is there a good walk I can enjoy and what are the details?
  • History – Read about the local history & the legends. From Vikings to Piskies to Tin & Clay mining, Devil’s Footprints on the beaches, a 14th Century monk who became Britain’s first serial killer, 18th Century smugglers and brigands and the arrival of the railways.

The locations include

  • Piles Copse on the River Erme
  • Left Lake on the Two Moors Way
  • Crazywell Pool nr Burrator
  • Red Lake
  • Sherberton Stepping Stones
  • Sharrah Pool
  • Spitchwick
  • Hembury Woods
  • Staverton
  • Teigngrace
  • Salmon Leaps
  • Maidencombe Beach
  • Ness Cove
  • Shaldon Beach
  • Back Beach Teignmouth
  • Teignmouth Town Beach
  • Holcombe Beach
  • Coryton Cove
  • Dawlish Town Beach
  • Langstone Rock Beach
  • Dawlish Warren Beach

Each location includes

  • no photos
  • a guide to swimming there
  • directions and a suggested walk
  • a local or suitable poem
  • the history of the location and some local legends
  • the author’s own experiences there
  • some other great tips



Exclusive Offer!

If you would like a signed copy of the South Dartmoor & Devon Rivers,  Lakes & Beaches guide with a personalised message, just enter your message in the “Order Notes” on the Checkout page and Simon Tozer will sign your copy and add a personal message.