What's On and What to do
We are a year round resort. Here's just a selection of what's on and what to do in the area.
Brixham Pirate Festival - 30th April to 1st May
Dartmouth Music Festival - 13th, 14th and 15th May
Devon County Show - May
BrixFest - May
Occombe Beer Festival Preston/Paignton - June
Kingsbridge Beer Festival - 15th - 17th July
Kingsbridge Fair Week - 16th - 23rd July
Crab Festival - July / August
Big Beach Picnic Paignton - July
Torbay Carnival Week - 25th July to 2nd Aug
Torbay Steam Fair - 5th to 7th Aug
Dittisham Regatta - 13th August
Paignton Regatta - 6th to 14th August
Totnes Carnival - 15th - 20th August
Torbay Royal Regatta - 19th - 24th August
Shakespeare Week - August
Dartmouth Royal Regatta - 25th - 27th August
Kingsbridge Show - 3rd September.
Fishstock Brixham - 10th September.
Kingswear Fun Day - Sunday 11th September.
International Agatha Christie Day - 15th September.
Dartmouth Food Festival - October
www.englishriviera.co.uk or call them on 0870 7070010.
http://www.sharpham.com - Sample Devonshire wines at the local vineyard & visit the creamery/organic dairy farm
http://www.riverlink.co.uk - Boat trips in between Dartmouth and Totnes
http://www.canoeadventures.co.uk - Canoeing on the river Dart.
http://www.dartharbour.org.uk - Visiting the area with a dinghy?
Kingswear Castle Paddle Steamer.
A paddle steamer has returned to the town where it was built for the first time in almost 50 years.
The Kingswear Castle was used by people travelling between Dartmouth, Kingswear and Totnes in Devon from the 1920s until the 1960s.
It was then used on the Isle of Wight and in Kent.
A local company has signed a 15-year contract with the owner, PSPS (Paddle Steamer Preservation Society) for it be returned to Dartmouth.
The society purchased the Kingwear Castle in 1967 for £600.
It then left Devon and operated from Cowes on the Isle of Wight and then Chatham in Kent.
The steamer will be used for river cruises from Dartmouth from Easter weekend.
Kayak and Canoe Hire on the River Dart,
Stoke Gabriel, Totnes
Kayak and canoe hire is available in Stoke Gabriel.
Advance bookings are recommended and can be made by completing an online
booking form on their website www.totneskayaks.co.uk or by phoning
Totnes Kayaks on 07799 403788. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guests at Raddicombe Lodge, Mariners Cottage or Harbour Breeze will
receive a 10% discount off hire charges.
Please call us on 01803 882125 for more details of how to obtain your
discount. Discounts only apply to guests booked to stay with us.
and enjoy your days. The villages and towns on the Dart can be paddled
to and from Stoke Gabriel, but some are hard to get to
by road so make the most of the river. On the water you can get away from the noise, hassle, and traffic jams to take in the beautiful views and get to your destination relaxed and ready to explore!
Greenway House and gardens
Greenway House is just 3 miles from Raddicombe Lodge and is easy to access via a minor road down to Galmpton and then along to Greenway.
Advance booking for car parking is essential; those arriving by 'green' means will have slots made available to see this unique and magical property
Greenway operates a traffic management system to reduce car impact on the local village. All visitors wishing to park their car at Greenway MUST pre-book a car park space. Whenever possible please travel by 'green ways' to Greenway. Ferries available from Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay.
Or, leave your car at the Brixham Park and Ride (just 1.5 miles from us) and enjoy a historic bus ride to Greenway and back.
Raddicombe Lodge is one of the closest guesthouses to Greenway.......So book early to ensure accommodation is available for your visit to Greenway.
Contact details for Greenway for opening times
Fax: 01803 661900
Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway
This is the new name for Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverlink. They are unique in offering combined steam railway, river and sea adventures for days out in Devon. Their‘Round Robin’ trip which takes you by train, by boat and bus is their most popular excursion and is not to be missed. Dartmouth Steam Railway steam trains travel seven miles along the most spectacular South Devon coast down into the Dart Valley, a designated area of outstanding beauty; with stations at Goodrington Sands, Churston and the beautiful village of Kingswear which sits proudly opposite the pretty Port of Dartmouth. Two New Excursions for 2010 – ‘The Sea Train Adventurer’ which departs from Torquay, Haldon Pier. Sail to Dartmouth and return by steam train and bus.
The ‘Salcombe Voyage’ sail along the coast from Dartmouth to the lovely ‘Port Of Salcombe’ on selected dates through the Summer.
Riverboats operating on the stunning River Dart offer daily scheduled services to the historic town of Totnes and regular services to the picturesque villages of Dittisham and Stoke Gabriel. Harbour Cruises operate daily from Dartmouth.
Visit http://www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk for more details.
For other events in the South Hams please visit:
Golf short breaks or Golfing Holidays at Raddicombe Lodge
We are spoilt for choice around Raddicombe Lodge for golfing opportunities. Here are a list of 4 of the local venues. Give them a call on the numbers provided for more details.
Torbay Golf Centre
Tel: 01803 528728 - Grange Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7JT (5.0 miles)
26 covered bays Fun for all the family. Resident PGA professional Driving area with targets. Also on site is pitch and putt course. Children welcome.
Tel: 01803 845909 - Churston Short Golf Course Bridge Rd, Churston Ferrers, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0JL (2 miles)
Very friendly local 18 hole 'Short course golf'. Just 2 miles from the lodge.
In our opinion.....Certainly worth a visit.
Churston Golf Club Churston Ferrers
Tel: 01803 842751 - Dartmouth Rd, Churston Ferrers, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0LA
Situated on the top of the cliffs at the western end of Torbay, Churston lies mid way between Brixham and Paignton and just over six miles from Torquay.
* Clubhouse with excellent facilities, including a snooker room and splendid views over Torbay.
* Weddings & functions
About the course "There are two really long holes of 557 and 516 yards, so even the tigers will find that there is plenty of scope for good, honest hard hitting. Most of the par four holes are well within the two shot distance for the average player. Churston calls for a great variety of shots, but the holiday golfer will find from the point of view of length, it does not provide too exacting a test."
Full bar & catering
Dartmouth Golf & Country Club
Tel: 01803 712686 - Blackawton, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7DG (6 miles via ferry)
Full bar & catering Full bar & catering Full bar & catering.
Dartmouth Golf & Country Club offers 2 exceptional golf courses, both created with sweeping fairways, ample all year round tees, and of course superb greens created from the dramatic surrounding landscape, all built to USGA Championship specification.
Dartmouth Golf and Country Club is honoured to have been selected by "Golf Monthly" as one of the top 80 golf courses in Great Britain and Ireland , coupled with the outstanding achievement of our Course Manager, who was selected to represent England and Ireland in the finals of the 'Toro' Award for Excellence in Green keeping.
The golf courses at the Dartmouth Golf and Country consist of:
Championship Golf Course...
The 7,200 yard, par 72 Championship Golf Course, which has hosted the West Region PGA Championships on no less than 6 occasions, has been designed to challenge the most proficient golfer, with the strategic positioning of tees, meandering streams, 12 water features and undulating greens providing an excellent and enjoyable challenge to golfers of all abilities.
The Dartmouth Golf Course...
The 5,200 yard, par 66 Dartmouth Golf Course offers relaxing challenge. Offering the golfer undulating greens and water features. This course is an absolute must to all golfers wanting to enjoy the true 'Dartmouth Experience'. Miss it, then miss out.