Favourite Photos of the River Dart

Our 20 Favourite Photos of the River Dart

The River Dart wends its way from high upon Dartmoor National Park all the way through South Devon countryside to the estuary mouth at Dartmouth. Around 75km long, the Dart is a significant feature in this part of Devon and the majority of it lies within protected landscapes such as the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The river is a hub of activity throughout the year with many locals and visitors endeavouring to make the most of this varied waterway. Take to the water on a canoe or try your hand at sailing, enjoy fishing or hop on a river boat cruise between Totnes and Dartmouth, or if you prefer to keep your feet firmly on solid ground, there’s many wonderful walking routes that offer superb views of the river.

Wildlife is in abundance on the River Dart meaning whether you’re on the water or alongside it, you can enjoy the chance to spot a wide variety of creatures. This rich habitat and temperate climate within the area also means that the river plays a part in the production of high quality food products such as shellfish, cheese, wine and more.

Passing by lots of gorgeous towns and villages, there’s plenty to see and do around the river. On Dartmoor you’ll find charming bridges, secluded stretched, swimming spots and kayaking locations whilst as the river heads to the coast, its surrounded more so by settlements.

With such a diverse range of places set along the River Dart, it’s no wonder there are ample stunning places to photograph. Perhaps you like pictures of flowing water passing over rocks, scenic shots combing the surrounding countryside or colourful boats dotted on the water, the Dart does not disappoint when it comes to photography locations. Given that our stunning town rests on its banks, we thought it was only right to share our favourite images of the River Dart on Instagram, check them out below.

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TRANQUILITY A shot from the other week when I went up to Paignton for sunrise. As I was driving home through Totnes I saw some nice early morning mist on the River Dart, so I stopped the car, got my camera out and walked up the road to get the shot. But by the time I'd set up my camera and tripod the mist had disappeared which left me a little annoyed, it just came and went so quick!! Luckily, Totnes is only a 30 minute drive away, so I'm sure that over the next couple of months I'll be making another visit there when the conditions are perfect. #Totnes #Devon #VisitDevon #landscape #landscapephotography #landscapes #landscape_lovers #landscapecaptures #ukpotd #ukscenery #ukshots #britains_talent #capturingbritain #RiverDart #autumn #jessopsmoment #canon #liveforthestory #beautifulbritain #england #englishlandscape

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Catching some movement and reflections, last evening during the Blue Hour, in Dartmouth, Devon, UK.. I'd already witnessed and photographed a wonderful sunset, but decided to hang on to try a little Blue Hour photography. This is a 30 second exposure. The light trails are from the passenger ferry, Kingswear Princess as It makes its way back towards Dartmouth.. Something a little different that I thought I'd share with you 🙂 #dartmouth #kingswear #devon #southhams #visitsouthdevon #riverdart #bluehourphotography #reflections #visitdevon #photosofbritain #discoverdartmouth #lovegreatbritain #nikonglobal #bbcspotlight #vanguard #instabritain #devonlife #creamfirst #instagood #longexposure @chrisiversenphotography

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Old Totnes Road, River Dart, Buckfastleigh

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Discovering more of the River Dart ⛵

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It's been so good to be back in Devon.

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Make sure to give us a follow over on Instagram here for your regular dose of Dartmouth. We share beautiful photos of the town and many of them are taken by you. So don’t forget to tag us in you images of Dartmouth by using @discoverdartmouth or #discoverdartmouth for your chance to be featured on our feed!

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