The River Dart’s primary source is the West Dart which rises from Lower White Tor on Dartmoor 450 metres above sea level.
Its secondary source is the East Dart which rises from Kit Rock on Whinney’s Down, and the two converge at Dartmeet. The river ends its 52-mile journey to the English Channel between Dartmouth and Kingswear at which point it forms part of the South Devon AONB.
It passes through Buckfastleigh and Totnes and runs past Dittisham, Stoke Gabriel and Dartington. There are both year-round and seasonal ferry operators which connect various points along the river as far up as Totnes, and both river and coastal tours run regularly from Dartmouth.
Abundant wildlife and the wide availability of waterborne activities (sailing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing) make the river and estuary a popular destination all year round.