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Paddle and a Picnic by River Dart River Dart

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PLEASE NOTE THE LAND IS PRIVATE ON THE STAVERTON SIDE AND IS CLOSED ON SUNDAYS. PLEASE RESPECT THIS.

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As with all rivers there is the safety issue to consider - please do not let kids or dogs go in the river if it is swollen and fast flowing after lots of rain.

To go to the river by the meadows park near Park school, behind Dartington Hall (where there are toilets and restaurant/cafe). Please note there are cows in parts down here so only take well behaved dogs!
Follow the concrete farmers' track behind the garages down to the river. Turn right to see loads of friendly garden knomes on the opposite side of the river bank! Or turn left to explore and find a place to paddle or swim.

This path eventually meets the woods and you can do a loop up through the woods back up to your car (about an hours's walk)
OR Park near the Buckfastleigh to Totnes steam railway station (the south Devon Railway) at Staverton. Also worth a visit it's free to have a look around or why not get off the train itself!

Follow the path by the new developed Mill over the road and follow the river, over a weir to you get to a muddy beach area. By here the water is shallow enough to wade across the river where you could set up a picnic. You can then do a loop walk through the woods and back to the bridge at Staverton.

PLEASE NOTE THE LAND IS PRIVATE ON THE STAVERTON SIDE AND IS CLOSED ON SUNDAYS. PLEASE RESPECT THIS.

This Day Out with the Kids in Devon was submitted by Jane Cabrera an artisit and children's books illustrator. For more information on Jane please click jane-cabrera-illustrator.blogspot.com

Facilities

Toilets and Restaurant/cafe located behind Dartington Hall

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