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Gatcombe Park Farm is nestled only a short drive from local beaches we are within easy reach of  the South West Coastal path and Dartmoor. Our enviable location means there are plenty of great activities and days out close by , Salcombe, Bantham beach, Paignton and the English Riviera and just five minutes away from bustling Totnes. With an iconic coastline and rolling hills, and Dartmoor close by there's plenty to explore throughout beautiful Devon. From the site itself there are some lovely countryside walks, Berry Castle, Village Pub and Totnes itself around a 40 minute walk along a country lane.

Exciting Excursion on the River Dart Round Robin

This famous and award winning tour is the best way to explore South Devon! Includes ​a steam train, river boat cruise and a ride on a bus all in one day!! The Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company’s Round Robin trip offers the opportunity to experience all three of these. All set in the beautiful Devon countryside, next to the River Dart making it a great day out in Devon.

Totnes Kayack rental

Paddling from Stoke Gabriel, River Dart Estuary between Totnes & Dartmouth, Devon

Wildlife. Ever been eye to eye with a wild seal? Or seen kingfishers or herons swoop by at close range?  Let us help you get out there at river level, experiencing nature and wildlife close up.  

Scenery. The River Dart estuary is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and you will see why.  Rolling hills of woodland and pasture flank this wide and sheltered waterway.

Great Fun.  Everyone loves the adventures they have on our sit-on-top-kayaks. We buzz off the wide-eyed, smiley faces that come back at the end of every trip.   

Dartmoor  Mountain biking

With huge swathes of open moorland along with rocky bridleways, riverside trails and nail-biting singletrack,mountain biking on Dartmoor offers near endless possibilities. You can make your adventures as tough as you like, choosing to take off from granite tor to granite tor, pedalling past long-abandoned quarries and freewheeling past Neolithic ruins. Or head off on easier rides, using disused railways or gentle grassy trails. 


Thanks to the sheer amount of open land, you can make MTB routes on Dartmoor as long or as short as you like; the moor is littered with grass and heather paths, each with their own epic views. For families, the Teign Valley offers excellent mountain biking and the entire national park has a network of bridleways linking charming thatched villages with the high, granite-strewn moor. Free car parks are easily found on the moorland, so you can begin almost anywhere.

South west coastal path

This South Devon section of the South West Coast Path is 110 exhilarating kilometres, taking your group  from the famous naval port of Plymouth – from which the Pilgrim Fathers departed – to the bustling marina and fishing harbour of Brixham in Torbay.

The route crosses several estuaries along the way, climbing through steep green valleys with high hedge banks carrying winding streams, and over sea cliffs providing equally varied seascapes of sand, shingle, rock shelf and clear blue coves.

The landscape changes as the path enters the unspoiled South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and onwards around the coast to the inlets of the Kingsbridge Estuary and the sophisticated port of Salcombe – famed for its regatta.  After the rugged promontories of Prawle and Start Point, the trail swings north to the elegant old port of Dartmouth – home to the world-renowned Naval College where some of England’s greatest naval commanders first found their sea legs.

The itinerary allows ample time to take in the wonderfully varied scenery and wildlife and taste locally sourced refreshments such as Devon cream teas, crab sandwiches and cider.

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