Dartmoor Canoeing, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Canoeing, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Canoes are a regular sight around the Park but conditions apply.

For example, local notices on the River Dart read:

'Notice to canoeists. Sharing the River Dart. Canoeists are permitted to canoe on the River Dart downstream of Newbridge between 1st October and 15th March, and downstream of Dartmeet between 15th October and 15th March. There is no legal right to access the River Dart below Dartmeet outside of these dates. There is also no legal right to access the River Dart above Dartmeet at any time. Canoeists can enjoy the river below Dartmeet during the winter months when conditions are normally good. To canoe outside the above dates can disturb fish and spoil the river for anglers. Conditions can be hazardous. You canoe at your own risk and are responsible for your own safety. Please avoid shallow water. Making contact with the river bed or banks may damage important wildlife habitats. Dart Fisheries Association. Duchy of Cornwall. Working with the Environment Agency and Dartmoor National Park Authority.'

See Dartmoor National Park Authority's website for detailed information on canoeing within the Park.

Dartmoor's many stunning wooded cleaves and valleys have been cut by rivers which rise on the high moors. Rivers include the Teign and Dart, Bovey and Tavy. There are the Taw and Plym, Erme and Lyd, too.