Dartmouth Guided Tour led by John Risdon

Date: 7 May 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Entrance Fee: Optional donation to RNLI Dartmouth

Meet outside Kingswear Station at 9.30am or the Dartmouth passenger ferry terminal at 10am. The tour will break for a refreshment stop.

Should you wish to participate I would be grateful if you could notify me by either phone or e-mail so that I have some idea of numbers.
johnrisdon@heritage-southdevon.co.uk Tel. 01803 844102 or mobile 07768 418417

There will be no fee for this guided walk but in its place a donation to Dartmouth RNLI would be much appreciated. Please remember to bring £3 for your return ferry crossing plus funds for your refreshments.

Dartmouth Waterfront 18th Century
18th century Dartmouth waterfront with the New Quay,
overlooked by The Royal Castle Hotel to be.

Dartmouth originated at the top of the hill during Saxon times originally known as Tunstal. Our walk on Saturday 7th May will be very much at the bottom of the hill, 90% of the time on the flat, on land that has been reclaimed from the river estuary over the past 1000 years. This means that we can access and identify the different periods of Dartmouth’s development as an historic seaport of national importance and the beautiful setting it finds itself in.

The Boat Float came into being in 1885 with the construction of the South Embankment, finally isolating New Quay from its international trading vessels. Now a haven of leisure and pleasure, ever-changing on the tide.

The Boat Float, Dartmouth