Leave the car behind and get outdoors
Feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face as you walk, cycle to follow the iconic River Dart.
Discover the impressive Dartington Estate and marvel at the views from Sharpham Drive.
Dart Valley Trail
As promoted by Julia Bradbury, the Dart Valley Trail follows the course of the River Dart and links Dartington with Dartmouth, travelling through Totnes at the midway point. With many quaint villages and the magnificent Sharpham Estate along the way, there are plenty of picnic spots or refreshment stops on route. Can be shortened into more manageable sections or cycled.
Totnes to Dartington Estate
4 miles/ 6km round trip (6 miles if you continue to Dartington Estate)
This accessible for all walk leads from Borough Park in Totnes to the Cider Press Centre at Dartington where you can visit the local shops, eateries, galleries and workshops, or walk on to the Dartington Estate to visit their Formal Gardens, Deer Park and more places to eat. Travelling along the River Dart, the path is flat and has many benches along the way to stop, relax and look out for birds and other wildlife.
John Musgrave Trail
35 miles in its entirety or 18.5 miles from Cockington to Dittisham
For the more adventurous walker, the entire John Musgrave Trail is 35 miles from Maidencombe outside Torquay to Brixham. The walk can be split into more manageable sections including from Cockington to Totnes (9 ½ miles) and Totnes to Dittisham (9 miles). The walk from Cockington takes in Occombe Farm where you can stop at the cafe, the pretty village of Marldon and the romantic ruins at Berry Pomeroy. The Dittisham section follows a similar path to the Dart Valley Trail and takes in many pretty villages including Tuckenhay and Cornworthy.