Up The Dart

It’s all very exciting! My first long walk since I came back from 6 months walking the country in my trusty red Brazilian flip flops collecting stories of a people in transition …

Next Thursday, the 8th August a group of us will be setting out from Dartmouth Castle to walk up the river Dart from the sea to it s source high up on Dartmoor.

We will be walking to Greenway, once home of Agatha Christie, catching the ferry to Totnes, setting out again next morning to Staverton where we will board the steam train to Buckfastleigh. Then we will be on foot the rest of the way, through Holne Chase ancient woodland, past New Bridge, up to Dartmeet, off up to Two Bridges, through Wistman’s Woods, and all the way in to the military land in the centre of the moor to find the source of the West Dart.

Later in the autumn we will return to walk to the source of the East Dart and see its waterfall along the way.

The good news? You can join in ! For as little as a day to the whole 5 day walk, and however little or far as you walk with us you will get to go along to the creative day at Jan O’Highway’s studio on the 13th and get creative.

All art work made inspired by the walk will be exhibited at communities venues up and down the river through autumn to the next spring…when we will be preparing to do it all again!

There will be workshops running every day throughout the walk which you can join in. Download the programme of workshops here : Workshop Programme Up the Dart 2013. Get the itinerary here: up the dart programme final For meeting points email transitiontales@googlemail.com.

Storytelling, wild fishing, foraging, singing, play the Transition game..take your pick or do them all!

We’d love to have you along!

Help us weave the newest story of River Dart.

The Dart at Dartmouth