It’s probably not widely known that Totnes is twinned with Narnia! Such status seems appropriate to me, for it has a slightly surreal quality. I expect you’ll soon begin to see what I mean.
Be warned, if you dislike hills, that Totnes possibly has more than its share and visitors (plus some residents) tend to puff a bit climbing this one on the main street.
I climb it most mornings after walking by the river Dart to work up an appetite for breakfast. I reach the river via a very steep descent from my home near the castle to the path just beyond Totnes station. There’s a strategy of sorts here, on my circular tour, as returning home along Fore Street is a much cushier option than ascending seemingly vertical Castle Hill from the station!
Here’s ‘proof’ of the twinning I mentioned – found on a postcard in a favorite coffee shop at the top of town.