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Totnes Walks

Totnes finds itself surrounded by beautiful countryside and is situated on the River Dart.  There are plenty of options for a relaxing or strenuous walk.  They can either start on your doorstep or begin within a short drive.  Have a look at our recommendations below to plan a walk on Your Devon Escape.


Dartmoor National Park is one of the largest wildernesses in the UK, made up of moorland and tors.  There are so many options for walking routes on Dartmoor.  Whether you want an all day, strenuous hike, or a short, accessible circular walk to take in the open moorland.  On a hot day, head to a part of the river for a dip or find a pub for a bite to eat or cold beverage. Check out their website to find the perfect walk for you.


This highly recommended trail was created by the Totnes Ramblers.  It is a circular walk with several points of interest.  Starting in the historical town, walk along the river, paths, and country lanes until you find yourself back at the beginning.  This walk can be shortened by up to 4 miles if you are tight for time or have little legs in the group.


This walk begins in Totnes and takes you along the River Dart.  Begin by following part of the John Musgrave Heritage Trail and stop on the Sharpham Estate or in Ashrington at The Durant Arms for a bite to eat and hydrate.  The walk then returns to Totnes via country lanes, allowing this route to let you explore a lot of what Devon’s landscape has to offer.


This route is a shorter version of the one above.  It follows mainly tracks and footpaths and joins part of the Dart Valley Trail.  The route takes you along the river on the way out of Totnes and back through the countryside on the way back.  Take in the views of the River Dart and admire the peace of the countryside.


This 8-mile route takes you along quiet lanes and footpaths to the edge of Dartmoor.  Pass through Dartington on the way, where you can stop for a drink at the Cider Press or a bite to eat at The Cott Inn.  Pass through Staverton and stop for a dip in the river before joining Dartmoor Way to continue your journey.  On arrival at Buckfastleigh, try some internationally known Buckfast or explore the Abbey.  Return the way you came or hop on the Steam Train back to Totnes.


This popular walk from Totnes to Dartington passes by the cider press where you can stop for a drink or see them working in action.  Follow the 2-mile path along part of the River Dart to reach the Dartington Estate.  The path is designed to be accessible for everyone, whether in a wheelchair, elderly or those who have sight loss.  There are ten benches along the route for those wanting to take a minute to rest and admire the view.  Stop in Dartington for a bite to eat or just turn round and head on back to Totnes.

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