South Devon National Landscape
Follaton House, Plymouth Road,
Totnes TQ9 5NE


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Totnes town trail (1m)

Easy to Moderate
About This Project

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.


Totnes Wills Memorial Monument on the Plains, TQ9 5DR
1 mile, approx 1 hours walk
Easy to moderate. Steep climb in high street
Surfaced paths
Victoria St. car park, Totnes TQ9 5EF ( short stay), North St. car park, Totnes TQ9 5NZ (long stay)
OS map
Explorer OL20
Grid Reference
SX 805 602
Public transport
Buses and trains to Totnes, see
Throughout town
Just off Coronation Rd, opposite Morrisons or underneath the Civic Hall steps in the market place


The walk follows audio points around the town. These can also be found on the printer friendly PDF or on the numbered points on the map.


  1. Starting at The Plains, turn left into Fore Street. Conitinue up the hill stopping at points of interest
  2. The Gothic House
  3. The Mansion
  4. Atherton Lane
  5. The Brutus Stone
  6. Totnes Museum
  7. East Gate – At the gate, turn right up the steps and follow Ramparts Walk
  8. Ramparts walk
  9. Marys Church – Turn left to enter the churchyard, returning to the route afterwards
  10. The Guildhall – After visiting the Guildhall turn right past Guildhall Cottage and then immediately left into Church Close and walk back towards the High Street
  11. The Butterwalk – 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.
  12. Totnes Castle – 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
  13. Leech Wells
  14. Civic Hall and market place

Audio point 1 – Totnes town trail


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