The River Dart looks pretty enough from the bank, but to see it at its best, you really need to get out on the water. Five miles southeast of Totnes in Stoke Gabriel, this friendly outdoors company rents out single and double sit-on-top kayaks for you to explore the river – but it's worth ringing ahead to check on tide times.
Depending on the tide, it may take you upriver to Sharpham Vineyard and Totnes, or downriver to Dittisham. It’s gorgeous either way.
It also runs kayaking skills courses.