See and Do Category: Sports

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.

Sea Kayak Devon

Guided trips...  Skills courses... Kayak expeditions! Individuals, groups and families are all welcome and no experience is required. There is no better way to explore Devon's stunning coastline than by kayak! Based in Dartmouth, let Sea Kayak Devon’s highly qualified guides take you on an unforgettable journey: •    Explore spectacular rocky islands and secret coves •    Get up close to amazing wildlife •    Discover incredible sea caves from your kayak! •    Relax on a secluded sandy beach and roast marshmallows on a driftwood fire Sea Kayak Devon use the very latest equipment to ensure that you are comfortable and their kayaks are stable and glide easily through the water. Big double kayaks are available so that parents with children as young as 5 can join in the fun! Try a half day trip or a full day adventure and picnic in a beautiful spot away from the crowds. Sea Kayak Devon also offer fully catered overnight trips where you can relax by a campfire and learn bush craft skills from your guide. For those looking to take their kayaking to the next level Sea Kayak Devon has several of the UK’s most experienced coaches, who offer a large selection of skills courses. Check the website for more details. A sea kayak is the ultimate way to explore the unique environment where the sea meets the cliffs and rocks of Devon’s coast. You will be amazed by what you discover!

Franklin Totnes Trail

The Franklin Totnes Trail is a circular walk around Totnes which has come to life as part of a legacy bequest from a member of the Totnes Ramblers, Mr Edward Franklin. It's a 6¾ mile, waymarked, circular walk with several points of interest along the way, starting in the historical town of Totnes and walking via Totnes Riverside Station, Fishchowter’s Lane and Totnes Hydropower Scheme. It should take the average walker 3 to 4 hours to complete the walk, but if time is limited there are options to shorten the walk by ¾ mile, 2¾ miles or 4 miles. You can find a map and full details of the Franklin Trail by clicking www.ramblers.org.uk website You can find out more about Totnes Ramblers on their blog www.visittotnes.co.uk website.

Dartmoor Walk and Rides This Way

Explore the lovely Dartmoor National Park on foot or on a top-quality electric bike -- or both.  We offer guided tours, designed to suit you, that start from a variety of locations on Dartmoor and last a full or half day. We can also bring in local experts to offer walks or rides with a particular focus such as birdlife or plants, archaeology/history, legends and myths, wild swimming, ecology, social history and sustainability.

Explore the beautiful Dart river

Totnes is a captivating town set on one of Britain’s most picturesque and historically significant waterways, the River Dart. You can stroll down the River Dart to Longmarsh to admire the beauty of this historic waterway. Once the old rifle range, now given over to wildlife, conservation and gentle recreation. This accessible riverside trail is right next to the River Dart, perfect for a simple stroll or dog walk. Start the path at Steamer Quay or Longmarsh itself, just past the Rowing Club. Vary the return route to come through the wooded (and sometimes muddy) conservation area. You may see all manner of bird life including kingfishers.
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