Dartmouth Sports & Activities
Dartmouth Sports & Activities
Dartmouth has a wide choice of activities, with plenty of good walking trails available, though any visit to Dartmouth would be incomplete without a boat trip on the River Dart, with it's wonderful views, a visit to the National Trust gardens and Woodlands leisure park are highly recommended.
Sailing is a major event in Dartmouth, people flock to Dartmouth to cruise along the river Dart either at leisure or to take part in the various local competitions that are organized by Dartmouth sailing clubs. In the busy season, it even becomes difficult to get boats for ferry rides or hire motor boats, so while your making your travel plans for visiting Dartmouth i recommend for you to book your boat inadvance by booking online.
While you enjoying your boat trip you can also enjoy breathtaking views of Dartmouth on the River Dart, there are a variety of boats that you can hire, such as the Cabin Cruiser, the Fisherman boat, the Orkney Spinners, Open boats and many more. The Royal Regatta in Dartmouthis one of the biggest events associated with sailing, these events are enjoyed by many, and a lot of people also like to participate in Dartmouths races.
Woodlands Leisure Park
If you stay for two nights at Woodlands leisure park you get a free ticket to the 70 acre leisure park, the leisure park is nestled within wooded hills where you can discover a wide range of activities and attractions for all the family, including plenty of rides like the Cyclone Watercoasters, the Mighty Twister, the Rapids, and the Sidewinder to name a few, there are also several playzones, Bumper boats, adventure sports and pedal boats.
They have a farm that has a large collection of animals and birds that kids and adults alike will enjoy, im sure after your visit to Woodlands leisure park you will understand why the Woodlands leisure park is one of the major tourist attractions in the Dartmouth area, Woodlands leisure park is just about 5 miles from Dartmouth.
Tel: 01803 712 598
River Cruise to Dartmouth Castle and Dittisham
If you want to pamper yourself with the ultimate luxury, then a cruise along the river Dart in a Retreat Boat is the ideal way to see great views of the magnificent Dartmouth Castle. There are plenty of facilities on the boat, including 2 cabins for sleeping, a lounge area equipped with TV, CD and even DVD player and also a kitchen that includes a gas oven, microwave oven, electric kettle and a coffee machine.
Dartmouth castle looks amazing from a boat, the castle which is situated on the edge of the river was built in early medieval times and has today become a famous tourist destination. Why not visit the nearby Dittisham village to experience wonderful views of the English countryside.
Hiking forms a very important outdoor activity for the people of Dartmouth, Dartmouth's landscape provides a great place for hiking, you can actually walk from Dartmouth to Kingswear on a hiking trail that takes you through some very scenic countryside, there are plenty of other hiking trails that will take you through a variety of differnt areas around Dartmouth.
If you want to you can also go on a short hiking trip to the nearby cliffs and hills, though it's always recommended to hike in groups as you wont be far from help should there be an emergency. Every year Dartmouth attracts more and more visitors that want to take full advantage of Dartmouth's beautiful countryside.
Dartmouth Golf and Country Club
This club lies just few miles from the harbour and offers excellent facilities for staying and relaxing, it's also an ideal location for golfers, the club offers various activities for non-golfers too. The accommodation of the club is quite luxurious and has 35 fabulous bedrooms equipped with modern amenities, from their rooms guests can enjoy Devon's breathtaking views.
Bowling is quite popular in Dartmouth, the game itself is quite old and one of Dartmouth's oldest bowling clubs is the Dartmouth Bowling Club which was formed in 1905 and was originally the Ford Gardens before it was converted into a bowling green, Dartmouth bowling club was initially started with fifty members. Now days Dartmouth Bowling Club holds Friendly matches and league games, the bowling green also has seats for spectators to come and watch.
Tel: 01803 712 686
Bowling is quite popular in Dartmouth, the game itself is quite old and one of Dartmouth's oldest bowling clubs is the Dartmouth Bowling Club which was formed in 1905 and was originally the Ford Gardens before it was converted into a bowling green, Dartmouth bowling club was initially started with fifty members. Now days Dartmouth Bowling Club holds Friendly matches and league games, the bowling green itself has steps around the sides that lead to the bowling area, it also has a raised path that has seats for spectators to come and watch.
Dartmouth Wind Surfing
Enjoy ideal windsurfing conditions at some of South Devon's beaches that are quite close to Dartmouth, windsurfers normally visit the beaches between Hope Cove and Monthecombe at any time of the year. Windsurfing is an exciting sport that can be quite addictive, at Dartmouth you can enjoy even more water sports, such as motor boating, canoeing or water skiing, diving is quite popular and has some of the best dive sites.
Dartmouth town is an ideal place for fishing, with the River Dart being the most popular choice with it's scenic views helping you to relax and forget the hustle and bustle of city life. There are various local fishing competitions that take place in Dartmouth and various associations of anglers such as the Dartmouth Angling and Boating Association, however you choose to fish im sure you will find fishing at Dartmouth a rewarding experience.