This mile long easy walking route alongside the River Dart was established by Totnes Ramblers in 2021. As the route is flat, it is suitable for those using wheelchairs and buggies. It starts on the Plains in Totnes, on the same side of the road as the Waterside Bistro and Food for Thought takeaway just by the roundabout. Here there is a metal notice board with the route displayed on it. On the same board, the Franklin Totnes Trail is also featured, this being the other route established by the Totnes Ramblers.
The Measured Mile is marked with purple stickers and there are waymarks at quarter mile intervals. From the Plains, turn right, cross the bridge, turn right at Seymour Rd, turn right at Steamer Quay Rd and follow the riverside path to its end at Longmarsh.
There is plenty to see along the way. You may see Cormorants on the river bank and Seals often swim up river on the incoming tide from Dartmouth. Kingfishers are resident in the marshy area at Longmarsh behind the Measured Mile. The river can be busy with paddle boarders, rowing boats and ferries from Dartmouth and Torbay. There are many benches along the way, a cafe and public toilets. The walk is a lovely, gentle stroll along the banks of the Dart allowing users to leave the hustle and bustle of the centre of Totnes and enter the tranquil world of the Dart and experience the diversity and beauty of this special river.