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6 Popular Walks
River Dart near Ashprington River Dart near Ashprington
Walk 1 Sharpham & Ashprington
 6 miles (2h 30)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 2 Along the Dart
 2.8 miles (1h 10)
 difficulty 2/4 (easy)
Walk 3 To Dartington
 4.5 miles (1h 50)
 difficulty 4/4 (challenging)
Walk 4 Totnes Town Trail
 1.1 miles (30 mins)
 difficulty 1/4 (easy)
Walk 5 Franklin Totnes Trail
 5.6 miles (2h 20)
 difficulty 4/4 (challenging)
Walk 6 Long Distance walk to Buckfastleigh
 8 miles (3h 20)
 difficulty 4/4 (challenging)

Popular (pub & dog) walks from Totnes with markets in the Civil Hall Square every Friday and Saturday.

The name means a 'ness' (high land surrounded by a river) 'belonging to Totta .


Charles Babbages Charles Babbage,computer pioneer, went to King Edward VI Grammar school in Totnes.
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Walk 1
Sharpham & Ashprington (6 miles)


This superb walk starts in Totnes and takes you along the Dart to Ashprington, returning mainly via country lanes.

Point of Interest What to explore

Sharpham Estate
Village of Ashprington

A The route starts at The Plains and follows part of the John Musgrave heritage trail - free download trail here .

B You can either take the foot path down to the river or continue along the old carriage way.

C Stretches from here can be quite muddy ; you may wish to rejoin the carriage way by turning right and following a path up hill.

You can visit the Sharpham farm shop which sells its own cheese and wine - the vineyard is well worth a visit - check for times.

D You may wish to return the way you came.

Both Totnes and Ashprington are worth visiting in their own right, enjoying good pubs.

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altitude range
1 - 141 m
quality of track

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Walk 2
Along the Dart (2.8 miles)


This very pleasant walk is a shorter version of the first walk and follows mainly tracks and public footpaths.

It joins part of the popular Dart Valley Trail .

There are no pubs en route as does not enter Ashprington.


Walk 3
To Dartington (4.5 miles)


Totnes & the river Dart
Totnes & the River Dart

Another very popular walk from Totnes to Dartington & Cider Press following part of the River Dart.

Point of Interest What to explore

Dartington Cider Press
River Dart wild life


Walk 4
Totnes Town Trail (1.1 miles)


Point of Interest What to explore

Totnes Museum
Totnes Castle

Allow 1 hour. The trail includes

A Fore Street (Totnes' main shopping street)

B East Gate

C St Mary Church

D the Guild Hall,

E North Gate and Totnes Castle.

Totnes Fore Street
Totnes Fore Street


Walk 5
Franklin Totnes Trail (5.6 miles)


Junction, Bowden Lane & FishChowter's Lane
Where Bowden Lane meets FishChowter's Lane

In 2017 an exciting & highly recommended trail was created by the Totnes Ramblers, called the Franklin Totnes Trail - see map .

It was named in memory of Edward Franklin who donated £100,000 towards the project ; the funds have been used to make the tracks, footpaths and bridle paths more accessible during the winter.

traffic Some stretches along country lanes are subject to heavy traffic. Because of this, we propose the following variation (marked YELLOW). Take care crossing the A381!

Where Bowden Lane joins a busy lane , turn left (not right) and after 2 minutes turn right into a quiet lane and continue ,crossing the A381, until you rejoin the trail at Tristford Cross.

The views are quite magnificent!

This ranks as one of the most exhilarating walks in the South Hams.


Walk 6
Long Distance walk to Buckfastleigh (8 miles)


Using mainly quiet lanes and public footpaths this pleasant walk via Dartington Cyder Press and Staverton connects the Dartmoor Way with the John Musgrave Heritage Trail.

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