Being the Dart: A sensory and ecological exploration


Venue River Dart

When: Saturday 8 June, 7-10.30am


£12 per walk or £30 for all three. Click here to book.

About this event

Saturday 8 June, 7-10.30am

In a lovely blend of forest bathing, wildlife appreciation and creative writing, Mike Ingram (ecologist) and Emma Capper (certified forest therapy guide) invite you on a sensory and ecological exploration into ‘being the Dart’.

The walks will cover no more than a mile as we stop often to connect with the beings of the river and its environs.

In the last hour we will have locally foraged herb tea and a snack (provided) while we share our musings, poetry. and Mike will answer any ecological questions you have on river life.

The aim of the walk is to relax and discover the Dart River in a new way.

Suggested for folk aged 11 years and upwards. £12 per walk. Click here to book.

This event is affiliated with The River Dart Charter, a shared vision for stewardship of the river as it passes through the estate, delivered by The Dartington Hall Trust in partnership with the Bioregional Learning Centre. Find out more here.

Visiting Dartington Hall

At our 1,200 acre estate, based in South Devon, there’s plenty to explore – from the natural beauty of the grounds, to our visitor attractions and year-round events programme. You can also make a stay of it with our historic hotel or campsite, and enjoy award-winning food and drink in our cafes and restaurants.

About us

Dartington is an old place with a new story.

The Dartington Experiment began in 1925 and was based on the idea that humans are many-sided – and how we need environments that encourage our whole being to flourish, in connection with nature and each other.

This idea is as true today is it ever was.