Hi dog friends,
When we was in Devon, Hum & GlennDad took me on the dog friendly Dartmouth Steam Railway. (Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company).
Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Company run several different trips, but we chose to go to Dartmouth & back. GlennDad queued up to buy the tickets and us doggies even gets our own tickets for the journey! How cool is that!
We set off from Paignton where we were staying and I must say it was most exciting. The steam train goes from Paignton along the spectacular English Riviera Geopark coast line, to the picturesque stations at Goodrington and Churston, then on through the wooded slopes of Long Wood bordering the Dart Estuary to Greenway Halt (for the estate of the late Dame Agatha Christie) and on to Kingswear.
All the carriages have different female names and GlennDad chose to travel in Lady Chatterley 😉
I settled down for the journey and sat with GlennDad to see the view. We went past Goodrington beach where I had played ball the day before and Hum loved all the coastal scenery.
GlennDad was extremely happy reminiscing about trains he travelled on in India where he grew up.
Andrew, the guard came to check my ticket and make a fuss of me. He then was really friendly and had a good chat with Hum & GlennDad telling them local information and making us most welcome.
When we got to Kingswear station, we got off the Steam Train and took the Ferry (included in the price of the ticket) to the picturesque town of Dartmouth. If you wanted to stay there for longer, you could check out the castle or the famous Britannia Royal Naval College.
We didn’t have much time so we had a wander round the town; Hum bought a gift for GranGran and then we had refreshments at Platform 1 Champagne Bar & Restaurant which was rather lovely.
Soon it was time to head home so back on the ferry; back on the Steam Train and a relaxing journey back to Paignton.
Once you get used to the movement of the train, my pals, the Dartmouth Steam Railway really is a most wonderful, exciting day out for you and your humans.
Check out all the journeys here: https://www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk
Highly recommended and a big 5 paw rating.