GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Totnes River Walk

7 miles (11.5 km)

A circular walk taking you along the River Dart before heading into the countryside surrounding the town of Totnes in Devon. The walk follows the Franklin Totnes Trail and the Dart Valley Trail footpaths before heading along Riverside Walk to visit the Longmarsh Nature Area on the eastern side of the water.
The walk starts on the river in Totnes, near to the tourist information centre. Follow the riverside trail north before heading west into the countryside on Copland Lane. The path takes you towards Follaton House where there is an arboretum with a series of trails to try.
After exploring Follaton Arboretum the walk heads along Jackman's Lane to Tristford Cross. This section climbs to nearly 500 feet with nice views across the attractive countryside.
You then turn north east along Harper's Hill before heading south and east to rejoin the river. The trail returns to the start point before crossing the bridge for a delightful stroll along Riverside Walk. The path leads you to Longmarsh Nature Area where there's lots of wildlife to look out for on the water.
It's easy to continue your waterside exercise in the Totnes area. You can pick up the Dart Valley Trail and follow it south all the way to Dartmouth.
Just to the north you will find the wonderful Dartington Estate. Here you'll find miles of trails taking you along the river and through attractive woodland.

Totnes River Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Totnes River Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

The delighful village of Stoke Gabriel is located just a few miles south east of the town. You can follow country lanes to the village where you'll find a pretty mill pond, a noteworthy old church and a splendid quay. It's a popular spot for tourists and well worth seeing if you are visiting the area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Devon Walks page.

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Photos

Rivers Hems and Dart - geograph.org.uk - 585703

Rivers Hems and Dart. The confluence of the river Dart and its small tributary, the Hems, at low tide.

River Dart (28878370535)

River Dart view in the summer of 2016.

St Marys Church Totnes

St Marys Church Totnes

The River Dart at Totnes

Shows the River Dart at Totnes looking upstream to the bridges

Dart valley below Totnes - geograph.org.uk - 454280

Dart valley below Totnes. A view from Sharpham Drive of the fields and valleys on the left bank of the river. The green area beside the treelined riverside path is Longmarsh.

The Dart at Totnes - geograph.org.uk - 703768

The Dart at Totnes. Looking downstream in Ferbuary 2008. Boats laid up for the winter.

Disused Riflerange - geograph.org.uk - 947838

Disused Riflerange. Used in the second world war as a rifle and machine gun firing range,looking down towards where the targets would have been,now a popular walk by the river Dart.

The riverside at Totnes - geograph.org.uk - 125675

The riverside at Totnes. Totnes now supports a lot of water based small industrial units beside the river Dart. It was near here that the ill fated catamaran of Team Phillips was built and launched in 2000. The picture is looking up river towards Totnes.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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