Directions to Higher Bowden Holiday Cottages

  • Click HERE to download the directions to Higher Bowden.
  • GPS co-ordinates for Higher Bowden are: West: 3.37.30 North: 50.19.50
  • The closest mainline station is Totnes (20 minutes away) which is serviced by South West Trains and First Great Western who run both local and national services
  • The nearest regional airports are in Exeter & Plymouth, both about 1 hour away by car, where a range of UK & some International flights are available.


We have over the years had questions concerning the local roads to Higher Bowden therefore we have provided below a few simple facts:

1.   We are exactly 2.6 miles from the A3122 which is the main road from Totnes to Dartmouth

2.   It takes on average 6 to 8 minutes to travel between Higher Bowden and the A3122.

3. The single track road between the main road and Higher Bowden has a normal road surface but does have in places grass growing in the middle of the road in the mud left by tractors.

4. The hedges are maintained by local farmers and can only be cut from September to end of February this is to protect all wildlife but particularly birds, through the breeding seasons (Spring and Summer).


5.    There are many passing places in these small side roads and the roads are never very busy - probably less than 10 cars per hour.

6.   The single track road is wide enough to take a full size council waste removal vehicle and lorries up to 7.5 tons which regularly make deliveries to Higher Bowden.

7.    Many of the young families (with pushchairs) who visit Higher Bowden make the walk to and from the beach along the side roads and thoroughly enjoy it.

More detail on the roads can be found using Google Maps satellite view.