Explore this scenic stretch of the River Dart by canoe, topped off with a gourmet riverside picnic opposite Sharpham Estate, using food and drink sourced from small independent local suppliers.
We set off from Longmarsh, Totnes at midmorning and follow the gentle meandering of the river until we arrive at The Sharpham Estate. Along the way we are likely to see Canadian geese, swans, ducks, herons, egrets, oyster catchers and other bird-life, and if we're lucky, seals as well. The canoeing is gentle and easy going, but enough to work up a good appetite for the sumptuous riverside picnic that awaits you. After the picnic, we paddle back to Totnes or Stoke Gabriel (depending on tides), finishing off about 3pm.
Suitable for novice canoeists and food lovers! (Adults and older children only.)
Tuition given and canoeing equipment provided.
Our suppliers include:
- Luscombe Farm Drinks
- Ticklemore Cheese
- Sharpham diary
- The Fish Deli Ashburton
- Riverford Farm
- Ashburton Deli
- Ella's Artisan Bakery
IMPORTANT TRIP INFORMATION - please read
Start point: We usually meet at Longmarsh Carpark, Totnes, TQ9 5AL Longmarsh carpark is the very last car park downSteamer Quay, by Totnes Rowing Club. You'll need mony for the parking meter. End point: Stoke Gabriel.
Times: usually 11am-3pm but may vary slightly depending on conditions.
What to wear/bring: Wear loose fitting comfy clothes, old trainers/boots, bring a raincoat if it looks we might have a shower. Water bottle. Sunhat/sunblock if it's going to be hot.
What's included? Canoe, paddle, life vest, qualified guide, gourmet riverside picnic, transport back to your vehicles in Totnes.