The Route

The event takes place on the River Dart starting at Dart Meadow Buckfastleigh and finishing at Vire Island Totnes.
The course is approximately 13 km long and there are 3 weirs and numerous other obstacles to negotiate. If the water level is  low you will need to pull, push or carry your raft at certain points on the course.
Rafts will be launched in arrival order at approximately 1 minute intervals from 07.30


Never enter onto the railway line which follows the river for much of the route. Trains will be running all day and trespass on the line is a criminal offence

Where best to see the race - see the map below

There are a limited number of places to see the race. Possible viewing points are;

Staverton Bridge

Recommended viewing point. There will be free parking available and refreshments for sale at the Station Café.
Please follow the instructions of the Marshals at all times, do not obstruct the road or the bridge.
It is a short walk from the bridge to where the crews have their refreshment stop.

Totnes - Vire Island

See the finish from here. There will be a finish fair with entertainment, stalls and refreshments. Bring the family and enjoy the day.

Dartington Estate

There is parking available on the estate (fee payable) and a network of public footpaths which allow access alongside the river.

There are few places along the A384 to park safely. You must not obstruct the road at any time. Devon and Cornwall Police will take steps to enforce the law against vehicle drivers if obstructions are caused.

Austin's Bridge
There is very limited parking along the A384 - do not obstruct the bridge itself.

Riverford Bridge

There is very limited parking along the A384 - do not obstruct the bridge itself.



Where to view the race