These two pretty Devon towns are linked by the South Devon railway which runs along the River Dart.
Totnes is a hippytastic heaven for a flowerpower child of the sixties and seventies like me, with its abundance of offbeat boutiques, charity shops and of course the wonderful Neals Yard. I spent ages in here just looking at the essential oils and jars containing herbal remedies. Please open a shop in Chester soon! This time, I bought some juniper essential oil which I will be burning in September for that ‘new term’ vibe that autumn brings.
Totnes also has lots of teashops and it would be rude not to have a cream tea. I loved this mismatched china.
We went onto the little town of Buckfastleigh to visit relatives who own and run the Baker’s Oven – a lovely bistro on the main street.
The town was bedecked with bunting while we were there. Not sure if this is all summer long, but it does give the place a summer holiday feel.
These two towns turned up my best charity shop buys of our road trip: a set of retro seventies jars and a jam making pan – just what I’d been looking for. I can’t pass a charity shop without a mooch!