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What's On:   Monday 16th October to Sunday 22nd October

Dartmoor Circular Walks

Two Bridges to Wistman’s Wood, Bellever Tor and back

The walking route to Wistman’s Wood is easy to follow, it leads north from the small car park; just follow the footpath fingerpost. You’ll pass by a small farmstead and then you’ll quickly be on open moorland as you walk towards Littaford Tors in the distance.

The West Dart River flows in the valley to your left as you walk north, the water catching the early autumn sunlight, a bright sparkle amongst the dark tones of the moor. Every season has colour on Dartmoor; even the darkest days reveal a certain glistening charm, a natural glint that catches the eye.

After a pleasant walk north of just over 2 kilometres the stunted oaks of Wistman’s Wood could be seen, clinging to the valley side and not soaring into the sky as we would normally expect from statuesque grand oaks.

South Hams Arts Trail

2017 promises to be a very special year for the SHAF Arts Trail in October as we have the largest ever number of artists participating this year. It will also be the first year that the trail runs over a two week period from October the 14th until the 29th.

Artists will be showcasing diverse disciplines such as painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, textiles, jewellery, printing, wood turning and more. They will welcome visitors to their venues right across the South Hams region to enjoy work of a very high standard.

The SHAF brochure is getting a new look this year. It will list all the details of participating artists and venues, and will be available from September at many outlets across the South Hams.

Please take a look at our website or follow us on Facebook, South Hams Arts Forum.

Dartmouth Food Festival

Around Town, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 9PS

The Dartmouth Food Festival is back for 2017 with a tempting mix of delicious regional food and drink, chef demonstrations, workshops, lively food debates and fun for all the family. Set in the beautiful estuary town of Dartmouth in the South Hams from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd October the 3-day event is a foodie’s heaven, celebrating the very best food, drink and culinary skills from the south west.

 The festival sees around 20,000 people flock to the town and is paradise for food fans with more than 100 South West producers showcasing their delicious produce, a packed programme of events and a line-up of celebrated chefs demonstrating their skills and inspiring festival goers.

Entry to the festival is free with a charge for some events. Dartmouth Food Festival relies on the generous support of festival sponsors.

The Sensational 60s Experience, Princess Theatre Torquay.

Friday 20th October 19.30

Without doubt the most explosive 60’s show touring the UK for one night only, with a brand new production for 2017, the Sensational 60’s Experience. Five legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten. With the definite feel good factor this is must see 60’s show for 2017. Starring Mike Pender (Original voice of The Searchers) Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Fortunes and The New Amen Corner


Exeter is the region's favourite place for shopping, culture and leisure. It offers a memorable shopping experience in a setting of architectural splendour. The city is a shopaholic's must-do destination with chic boutiques and stylish shops alongside the familiar big name stores.

At the heart of the city is the award-winning Princesshay with a great choice of shops, cafes and restaurants.

Exeter's all easily walkable through great public spaces and traffic-free shopping areas. At the heart of the city is the Cathedral Quarter with the beautiful 800 year old Cathedral and with classic independent shops set around the spacious Green. Getting to Exeter is easy by train from Newton Abbot or Teignmouth. With several carparks around Exeter; the city is also easily accessible by car.