See and Do Category: Disabled Access

Getting around Totnes

You will find disabled toilets at - Market Square - Coronation Road - Steamer Quay   Please be aware that as you climb the Fore Street, the pavements become narrow and uneven, especially under the East Gate clock tower. The Narrows can also be challenging for prams and wheelchairs, but traffic is often crawling through and its possible to use the road.

Access for all path

This popular and attractive footpath and cycle route runs for two miles alongside the River Dart and through Dartington Hall estate to link Borough Park in Totnes with The Cider Press at Dartington. It is carefully designed to be suitable for people with disabilities, including wheelchair users and people with sight loss.

There are 10 benches along the path, with toilets and nearby car parks at Totnes Pavilion in Borough Park and at The Cider Press.

An audio guide to the path is available here The audio-guide has been arranged as a playlist, following 10 numbered benches along the route.

Bob the Bus

Bright yellow BOB buses are as familiar to Totnes as the East Gate Arch and here’s a few tips on using them to get around the town: BOB is ‘Hail and Ride’ which means you can flag one down anywhere it is safe to do so. In the main street this means anywhere so why not give it a try. There’s a BOB going up the main street every 15 minutes for most of the day and the best place to catch BOB is in the main high street. The ‘Round Town’ adult fare is only 50p or free for bus pass holders BOB is for everyone - any age, local or visitor - for a ride up the hill or to one of the neighbouring villages (on certain days) BOB has accessible ramp access therefore shopping trolleys, luggage, wheelchairs, buggies and even class 2 mobility scooters are welcome on board. Three out of four services every hour go to the Totnes Railway Station. Pick up a timetable from any BOB bus, at the Visit Totnes Information Centre April-October, at Totnes Library or the Seven Stars Hotel.

Totnes Measured Mile

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.
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