See and Do Category: Get outdoors

Walks from Totnes Book

Eight fruitful walks around and from Totnes include maps and photos to guide you along the way. We’ve packed each walk with snippets of local history and tips to get the most out of your walk. Available to buy from: Little Blue Budgie Arcturus Books The East Gate Bookshop Pogoda Interiors Waterside Bistro

Totnes Kayaks

We are a very small company here in South Devon, on a mission to make the fun of the River Dart estuary accessible to people.   We focus on the upper two thirds of the estuary between Totnes and Dittisham, and run our rental service from the picturesque, riverside village of Stoke Gabriel.

Kayakhub Totnes

An outstandingly beautiful place to explore the local waterways. We've run many of our trips from here in the past and absolutely love the River Dart. Specialising in beginner and family-friendly trips, we can organise more challenging adventures as well. There is always plenty to see and do and you just never know what's around the next bend. Our base in Totnes is the perfect gateway for little and big adventures for all abilities. Come along and give it a try.

There is a lot of wildlife such as seals, herons and egrets very close by and if you are lucky you may even see the odd kingfisher. Not to mention great places to visit like Agatha Christie's old summer house and The Ferry Boat Inn pub!

Dynamic Adventures CIC

Dynamic Adventures CIC is a not-for-profit company based in Totnes, the heart of Devon, providing access to adventure for all. We do all we can to encourage a sense of adventure in all our work, making it safe, fun and inspiring.

Snark Sailing Retreat

‘Snark’ is a 26 metre fully functional spritsail Thames sailing barge. She is newly commissioned and fully coded (licenced) for sailing in the coastal waters and rivers of the English Channel. Our tariffs are fully inclusive with plenty of good home-cooked food, comfortable accommodation and hands-on experience. Snark Limited offer a diverse range of events including: • One, two and seven day sailing cruises around the S and SW coasts of England and associated rivers and estuaries • Yoga and meditation retreats • Birdwatching, painting and culinary cruises by arrangement • Quayside pop up events including yoga suppers, jazz cafe, food demos and dining They are also available for commercial and private charter and events taking up to 12 passengers for day trips, 8 if staying on board overnight and up to 32 for quayside events. This year Dartmouth is also celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage by sailing to London and following her route and dates along the South coast to Plymouth If we lose a day or two to bad weather don’t worry there is always plenty to do onboard from basic seamanship and knot tying to an extensive library or take an excursion ashore. And of course, there’s always the food and drink to prepare and eat. All food is prepared and cooked freshly on board by the crew from locally sourced organic produce catering for most dietary needs (a couple of days notice required). Events are generally all inclusive but for pop-ups they normally run a cash bar. For full listings, further information and booking visit their website.

John Musgrave Heritage Trail

The John Musgrave Heritage Trail can be walked in 4 sections. The entire walk is 35 miles with walks from Maidencombe to Cockington, Cockington to Totnes, Totnes to Dittisham, Dittisham to Greenway by Ferry and then Greenway to Brixham. The route from Cockington to Totnes is 9.5 miles and Totnes to Dittisham is 9 miles. Walking from Cockington to Totnes, start at Cockington Court within Cockington Estate in Torquay, a pretty little historical village with thatched pub, cafes and arts & crafts on site. The walk will lead you through woodland and fields but does include some main roads as well. There will be plenty of chances to stop along the way including at the beautiful Occombe Farm, a local working farm with well-stocked cafe, and at Marldon village with its fine church, local shop and pub. History buffs may embrace the chance to visit Berry Pomeroy castle (when open) and animal lovers should enjoy the Mare and Foal Sanctuary and cafe (seasonal). This part of the walk ends at Totnes Bridge near The Plains. The route from Totnes to Dittisham is a moderate walk along the River Dart which runs through the pretty villages of Cornworthy, Tuckenhay and Ashprington. Visit the www.southdevonaonb.org.uk website for more detailed instructions. For more details about the rest of the walk and full guided instructions please visit the www.southdevonramblers.com website.

Walk to Dartington

A level trail from Totnes to The Cider Press Centre at Dartington where you can stop for some retail therapy and refreshment before you return. Part of this route is accessible to all. Start the path at Totnes Bridge, follow the riverside path past Totnes Weir. Below the weir is a sandbank, a resting point at low tide for gulls, ducks and wildfowl. Wildlife along the route may include cormorants, swans, seals and the elusive otter. Continue on the cycle trail, alongside Queen’s Marsh or extend the walk through Dartington Estate where you will discover beautiful formal gardens, and a tiltyard.

Cycle or Walk the Dart Valley Trail

A perfect day out for active families offering glorious views of the River Dart along ancient lanes, water meadow marshland and quiet woods. The Dart Valley Trail, on the other hand, is a walking route from Totnes to Dartmouth, which means cycling is only permitted in certain sections.

This route can, of course, be used as a walking route. The Dart Valley Trail, on the other hand, is a walking route from Totnes to Dartmouth, which means cycling is only permitted in certain sections.

9 miles/14.5km from Totnes to Dartmouth The Dart Valley Trail is a walking route from Totnes to Dartmouth offering the perfect, active day out with glorious views of the River Dart along ancient lanes, water meadow marshland and quiet woods. Cycling is only permitted in certain sections. This walk is classed as hard by South Devon AONB.   14miles/22km round trip if you start at Dartington The Dart Valley Cycleway is a mostly off-road route which passes through Totnes mid-way, between the villages of Dartington and Ashprington. There are rewarding views and interesting places to visit on this trail which, though strenuous in parts, has some level sections too. The route is equally as good for walkers as cyclists but be mindful that there may be bikes around. When you get to Sharpham, you can get refreshed at the Cellar Door Kitchen at Sharpham Vineyard (open April to October) or visit and shop at Sharpham Wine & Cheese. If walking, why not vary the route to and from Ashprington by taking the cycle route on the outward journey and returning by the footpath? Access for all path https: A part of the path is carefully designed to be suitable for people with disabilities. For more information click visittotnes.co.uk website.
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