Totnes-Dartington Access for All Path

Totnes-Dartington Access for All Path

This attractive and popular foot and cycle path links Borough Park in the historic town of Totnes with The Shops at Dartington. It runs for two miles alongside the River Dart and by Queen’s Marsh and Bidwell Brook on the Dartington Hall estate. The path is carefully designed to be accessible to everyone, including wheelchair users, elderly people and those with sight loss. Gradients are very gentle.

There are 10 benches along the way to rest and take in the view, and car parking and wheelchair accessible WCs at Totnes Pavilion in Borough Park and at The Shops at Dartington. The path passes close by Totnes rail station. Refreshments are available in Totnes or at The Shops at Dartington. An audio-guide, recorded in 2006 by local storyteller Clive Fairweather, describes the route and weaves tales of the area’s landscape, history and folklore.

Audio guide to the path

The audio-guide has been arranged as a playlist, found below, following 10 numbered benches along the route – click or tap the orange ‘play’ icon in the top left corner to start playing the list. Tracks 1 and 2 provide an introduction and description of the path. The commentary begins at Bench 1 in Borough Park, on track 3, and continues to Bench 10 at The Shops at Dartington, on track 12. Tracks 13 to 22 describe the same journey in reverse – with a whole new commentary – so if you are setting out from The Shops at Dartington you will need to skip ahead to Track 13.

Each track starts automatically once the previous one has finished, so if you are listening to the audio-guide while walking the path you will need to press ‘pause’ from time to time as you make your way along. On mobile devices, you may need to choose ‘listen in browser’, although the playlist will work better on the Soundcloud app.

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