65) Dartington Hall, Gds and estate. Tower Road Totnes, TQ9 6EE
This route is 3.2 miles long and takes in the hall grounds, the river paths, the deer park and formal gardens.
The routes are well signposted , accessible long route and short route. There is also a helpful accessible route guide available from the information office.
Tarmac, well established path, grass, woodland path, gravel.
There are a few steep sections so help or a powered attachment or power chair will makes things much easier. There are several wide gates to pass, no stiles and the places with steps can be avoided.
Facilities on site:
Ample parking but all inc Blue Badge users have to pay. I believe it was £2.50 for 3 hours.
There is a fee for entering the formal gardens - though if your used to say National Trust estates you will be disappointed with the gardens- much are over grown and neglected.
Toilets are available inc a disabled toilet in the historic hall. Service-able - functional but rather scuffy.
There is a lovely accessible cafe and pub on site, The White Hart and Green Cafe.
Dartington Hall is a 12th century house built in a courtyard design-linked with King Henry 8th.
The formal grounds.
Dogs are allowed in the grounds - but only service dogs are allowed in the cafe, pub, hall and formal garden.
Dartington Hall is a member of the Countryside Mobility Scheme - they have a Tramper available for members to use for a small fee (£2:50 per hour). Membership of the scheme is £10:00 per year but this allows you to use trampers at many locations -again for a small fee.