Parking for paddlers
The car park at Newbridge (donation required) is limited in size and the Dartmoor National Park have reserved the first row of car parking spaces for members of the public who are not paddlers. Please do not park in these spaces as it annoys the Rangers and public and we do not wish to lose this car parking facility!
Following road improvement works at Holne Bridge, there is now no space for parking. The egress is now closed permanently.
The River Dart Country Park, via the main entrance, is available for paddlers to park at weekends through the winter season. There is a pay and display car parking charge for the day and residents will be issued with a dated, non-transferable car pass.
Visitors who have paid the car parking charge, £3 for up to 2 hours and £6 for the day, will be able to use, at weekends, the communal boot room area for changing and the communal showers. Duplicate car parking tickets are issued, which can be redeemed against main meals (not snacks or drinks) when spending £10 or more on that day of issue in The Old Sawmill.
Winter car parking pass
Priced at £45 for vehicles with up to 7 seven seats and for vehicles with 8 seats and over £60. Valid from October - March.
The Old Sawmill cafe bar will be open at weekends offering hot drinks, snacks, food and beer and a Carvery on Sunday - Please no wet clothing inside!
Paddlers not wishing to use the facilities at the Park will need to egress at Totnes. We have been informed that the egress at Buckfastleigh (Butterfly Farm / Steam Railway) has now been closed.
We would like to encourage paddlers to use our facilities and stay on site - there is a special weekend promotion to help you. Please see accommodation page for details.