Dartington Trust is a centre for learning, arts, ecology and social justice based on a 1,200 acre estate near Totnes.


Dartington Trust is a centre for learning, arts, ecology and social justice based on a 1,200 acre estate near Totnes.

What’s On

We will be running a reduced programme while Devon remains in Tier 2 – find out more here. Our estate is still open to visitors – for full information on what’s available, including changes to our food outlets, take a look here.

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English Wines: Taste & Talk

10 Dec: Join us for a very special evening in the company of Britain’s most popular wine writer and broadcaster, Oz Clarke OBE.

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Great Hall Sessions Supper Club

Every Sat: We have rejigged our popular music nights for Tier 2 compatibility – join us for a truly special music and dining experience!

festive feasts

back to business

With the festive season approaching, we’re delighted to be able to welcome bubbles/single households back into our cafés and restaurant.


Learning at Dartington

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We offer transformative learning delivered by world-class tutors in a truly unique campus experience. If you’re a new student looking for information and resources to support your study, please visit our Resources for Students.

For nearly 30 years, Schumacher College has been at the forefront of engaging ecological, economic, and social challenges, with our portfolio today including our first ever undergraduate programme.


And new for 2020, Dartington Arts School draws on our rich international heritage and our wealth of dance, theatre, music and art studios to provide a dynamic and responsive context for contemporary postgraduate study.


A student from Plymouth Universtiy works on the eco-pod at DartingtonWe offer a variety of opportunities for part-time learning, with courses ranging from a few hours, to weekly classes, to longer residential experiences.

Schumacher College delivers a unique brand of small-group, residential experiences which embrace themes of wellbeing and sustainability. Courses take place in the classroom, gardens and kitchen, and range from a weekend to three weeks.


Curating programmes across music, performance, writing, dance and contemporary visual art, our new programme of arts courses aim to animate our rural space with global perspective and profound experiences. They beautifully complement our exisiting Craft Revolution programme in collaboration with over 50 makers from across the South West and beyond.

A variety of other programmes run throughout the year, including four weeks of shared music making, learning and listening at our renowned Dartington Music Summer School & Festival.


Learning is the beating heart of our year-round programme of events, which spans genres from film to craft to exhibitions.

Due to the coronavirus crisis, much of our events programme (including our Barn Cinema) is taking a break. Instead, we’re running a virtual programme, which includes the first ever online editions of our long-running Earth Talks.


Learning at Dartington is mainly delivered through the courses and events we offer year-round, but a range of resources are also available online to help get a flavour of what we offer.

Schumacher College has an wide range of talks and interviews available on their YouTube channel, and you can read student essays and dissertations on their website. Our online Earth Talk series is also available in full to watch online.

You can read the latest learning-related news here, and explore the history of the estate online here.

Other resources include our Arts and Learning podcast channel, which includes playlists such as our Laser Talks – inspired by the school climate strikes, Dark Mountain and Extinction Rebellion.

Latest news & blogs

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Our new wine program at Dartington launches next Thursday 10 Dec with a very special evening in the company of Britain’s most popular wine writer and TV broadcaster, Oz Clarke OBE, as we celebrate his brand new book, ‘English Wine: From Still to Sparkling” The evening will be hosted by our Associate Director of Wine at Dartington, Justin Howard-Sneyd MW, in The Great Hall as we spend an hour in Oz’s extremely genial and entertaining company – and of course taste a fine selection of wines. Table and balcony seats available. Book now at: www.dartington.org/event/english-wines-taste-talk-with-oz-clarke-obe/ *Accommodation offer* Make a night of it on 10th December at Dartington with a 25% discount on our cosy B&B rooms around the medieval Courtyard (use the code EnglishWines25% when completing your room booking) Book your stay at www.dartington.org/visit/stay Visit Totnes Visit Devon #wine #wineappreciation #ozclarke #englishwines #winetasting #winelover #grapelife #totnes #exeter #plymouth #torbay #torquay #paignton #ivybridge #kingsbridge #dartmouth #dartingtonhall #dartingtontrust ...

The Himalayas! Has this second lockdown left you with a hankering for adventure? If yes, next Wednesday's online Earth Talk is here to help, with ultra runner Lizzy Hawker talking about solo running the Great Himalaya Trail, and hopefully planning to inspire you to plan your own journey of one kind or another for when things are a bit more back to normal. Register for free via the What's On link in our bio. #EarthTalk #Himalayas #Running #Climatemarathon #SchumacherCollege #Dartington #mountains #adventure ...

Oh 🎄, oh 🎄, how lovely are your branches... #dartingtonaglow #decemberdreams #isitchristmasyet #yesitis #totnes #devon #dartingtonhall #dartington ...

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