Totnes town trail

Discover the Totnes of times gone by. A walk through Totnes’ narrow streets to discover a town crammed full of history. This walk can be extended by following the River Dart to nearby Dartington along the riverside path.

Technical sheet
No. 10610263
A Totnes walk posted on 14/06/21 by South Devon AONB. Update : 14/06/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h40[?]
Distance Distance : 1.26mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 125ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 125ft
Highest point Highest point : 138ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 10ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Totnes
Starting point Starting point : N 50.430627° / W 3.683022°
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Description

(D/A) Starting at The Plains, turn left into Fore Street. Continue up the hill stopping at points of interest : The Gothic House, The Mansion, Atherton Lane, The Brutus Stone, Totnes Museum.

(1) At the gate, turn right up the steps and follow Ramparts Walk. At Marys Church, turn left to enter the churchyard, returning to the route afterwards.

(2) After visiting the Guildhall turn right past Guildhall Cottage and then immediately left into Church Close and walk back towards the High Street. Turn right onto the High St and continue up the hill. The Butterwalk is the covered walkway in front of you. After leaving The Butterwalk, turn right into Castle Street. Just before the North Gate to your left, stands the Castle.

(3) From the castle, return to the High Street, turn right and walk through The Narrows towards the site of the old West Gate. Turn left across the open space area called The Rotherfold and walk up Leechwell Street, towards the site of the old West Gate. Turn left across the open space area called The Rotherfold and walk up Leechwell Street, towards the Kingsbridge Inn.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 13ft - Totnes Wills Memorial Monument on the Plains
1 : mi 0.2 - alt. 69ft - East Gate
2 : mi 0.26 - alt. 79ft - The Guildhall
3 : mi 0.44 - alt. 102ft - Totnes Castle
D/A : mi 1.26 - alt. 13ft - Totnes Wills Memorial Monument on the Plains

Useful Information

Start : Totnes Wills Memorial Monument on the Plains, TQ9 5DR.
Terrain : Surfaced paths.
Parking : Victoria St. car park, Totnes TQ9 5EF (short stay), North St. car park, Totnes TQ9 5NZ (long stay).
Public transport : Buses and trains to Totnes, see www.travelinesw.com.
Refreshments : Throughout town.
Toilets : Just off Coronation Rd, opposite Morrisons or underneath the Civic Hall steps in the marketplace.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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