Tuckenhay | Canoe Adventures


Tuckenhay - TQ9 7EQ

This postcode - TQ9 7EQ - will get you to the Maltsters Arms where our trip starts but please follow the directions below for parking. Pease do not park on the Maltsters' main car parks on the quay or on the road opposite their front door.  They allow us to park free of charge in their overflow car park a couple of minutes walk down the road.  Even if you are eating there before or after your Canoe Adventure, our trips can often stretch over two meal times and they do siginficantly miss out on passing trade if prospective customers are unable to find a place to park easily.  Once you have made the journey here by car you will appreciate how space is a premium on South Devon lanes and your consideration for the pub's business and our mutual relationship with them is greatly appreciated.  

To Tuckenhay from Totnes (if coming from Torbay, Exeter, the north).

Allow 15 minutes. If coming from Torbay in summer holidays, allow at least 15 minutes to get through Totnes due to heavy traffic. It can be more!  

From Totnes follow Dartmouth road (A381, Western Bypass).  Leaving Totnes up a long hill turn LEFT before top, signed Tuckenhay.  1¼ mile, turn RIGHT signed Tuckenhay.  Down steep hill, over hump bridge, facing Watermans Arms. Continue with river on left to parking. 

Just before the 30mph signs is the Maltsters Arms car-park in a quarry on the RIGHT with a wooden fence.  There is good hard standing – please park here, taking care to allow access for others.  Continue on foot a further 250m to The Maltsters Arms.    Kindly avoid driving down onto the Maltsters’ Quay.

To Tuckenhay from Dartmouth

Allow 30 minutes.

From Dartmouth follow Totnes.  Where the road swings sharply left at The Sportsman’s Arms, turn RIGHT signed Dittisham then immediately LEFT (leaving the pub carpark on your LEFT).  Continue for 3 miles approx through lanes.  Follow signs initially to Cornworthy then to Tuckenhay (no need to go into Cornworthy).  Down steep winding hill to Tuckenhay village.

Once in Tuckenhay drive past bus shelter on right and field on left.  20m after field gate is a layby on your right, between the creek & the lane.  Park here if space and continue 300m on foot to the Maltsters.  Otherwise drive 350m past the Maltsters to their overspill car park with a wooden fence on your left.  Kindly avoid driving down onto the Maltsters’ Quay.

To Tuckenhay from Kingsbridge

Allow 35 minutes

From Dartmouth/Kingsbridge follow Totnes.  Slow right down as you approach Harbertonford, the next village after Halwell.  In Harbertonford turn RIGHT (it happens quite soon; immediately after you have crossed a small road/river bridge and before the pedestrian crossing).  Pass village shop and Post Office.  50 metres turn sharp RIGHT; Bow Road, signed Tuckenhay. Leave village on small lane with Harbourne river on your right.  Follow lane 1 mile. When you reach a deep cutting in the rock, turn sharp RIGHT, signed Tuckenhay (there is a little postbox bolted to the wall that you should be leaving on your left hand side).  After 1¼ mile, turn RIGHT carefully, with big house on the right hand side, go over hump bridge (and not left to Ashprington) and follow the road round to the left, passing the Waterman's Arms on your right hand side.  Continue with river on left 75m to parking.