Walk to Dartington


Overview

A level trail from Totnes to The Shops 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, a tiltyard and several sculptures, including one by Henry Moore.



You may be interested in...

Steve Robinson Glass

Winner of the Gold Prize for Glass in the ‘craft&design’ magazine awards, Steve Robinson is an established fused glass artist and designer whose work is instantly recognisable and collected world-wide. A pioneer in the use of glass enamels, Steve has developed specialist techniques to create pieces bursting with texture and colour. He is particularly well known for his unique glass splashbacks, made to measure. Browse in Steve’s vibrant Gallery which displays a collection of his latest pieces, from bowls and small collectable and gift pieces through to wall hangings and larger-scale features. Seascapes and coastal colours inspire much of Steve’s unique work. Commissions are also undertaken. Opening times are Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm all year round. Learn the wonderful art of glass fusing. Take home a unique souvenir to remember your visit by. Award winning artist, Steve Robinson, shares his tricks of the trade in a workshop designed for all abilities – no experience required. Evening taster classes and full day workshops. Expert tuition and all materials provided. Book online or by phone in advance. Workshops are held in Steve’s spacious and fully equipped Studio in Ashprington, just a few minutes from Totnes.

Salago

Salago is a family run independent store in the historic town of Totnes, offering thousands of products from fashion and footwear to toys and games. Among other brands we stock Shepherd sheepskin and wool slippers by Haflinger and Wesenjak, bags, purses and accessories from eco fashion brand Thought (previously named Braintree). Our toy section includes brands such as Ostheimer, Holztiger, Bigjigs and John Crane. We are also stockists for Lyra Pencils and Stockmar art materials including watercolours, wax crayons and modelling beeswax.

the bowie gallery

the bowie gallery is a well-established art gallery in Totnes, having shown a good range of contemporary art since 2008. Situated in the High street, a stone’s throw from the market place, you will find paintings, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery, mostly from artists who have a strong connection with the South West, as well as often national and international profiles. These include Michael Honnor, Lucianne Lassalle, Thorie Hinds, James Stewart, Rosie Sanders and Sarah Gillespie. The gallery also shows a collection of chairs, under the banner arseart! www.arseart.com. Most works are available to purchase under the arts council supported OWNart scheme – interest-free over 10 months. Open TUESDAY – SATURDAY 10-4 and Mondays by appointment, this little gallery is well worth a visit.