We’ve compiled a dream itinerary for four days in Totnes, just to give you a taste!
We wake up with a swim in the river! Later we walk into town for the Friday market, loads of good second-hand clothes, antiques, fresh bread (of a unusual kind!), organic and good food stalls. There’s usually someone busking, so the atmosphere is vibrant! Have lunch at one of the numerous cafes or restaurants. Walk up to Dartington in the afternoon and relax in the beautiful gardens of Dartington estate, followed by a drink in The White Hart… which inevitably will end up staying for dinner! Or catch the film at The Barn Cinema.
This is just a suggestion to give you some idea of what you can do in and around the area.
How about with a canoeing trip up the RiverDart? You can contact our good freind Nick Taylor on firstname.lastname@example.org. He also does organised trips which may correspond to your visit.
John and I love the sensation of swimming in the fresh river water. We have acclimatised to the coldness! We swim most mornings from Spring Equinox to October. Spotting Kingfishers, little Grebe and numerous ducks as we swim.
Devon is superb and sometimes challenging cycling territory, and there are plenty of cycle paths to chose from starting from outside the house.
Paignton, Brixham,Torquay, Salcombe or Dartmouth are all nearby sailing centres.
If the arts is your thing, Totnes is spoilt for choice all year round. In the summer there’s the Dartington International Summer School throughout August. In September there’s the two-week Totnes Festival packed with local talent. There’s the Ways With Words literary festival in July, and the Schumacher College offers regular talks on environmental or economic issues. And if you need more stimulation, the charming Barn cinema has films on every night. Totnes is famous for its alternative culture, so you’ll find a new world of treatments, therapies and great places for fresh, organic food. Riverford Farm is just down the road from us.