I’ve been looking at this route for some time now. It starts in Dartmeet on Dartmoor and meanders the entire way of the River Dart.
I tried to follow the river as close as possible. This year on my my 29th birthday I decided to give it ago. The original goal was a bit shorter, running 29 miles on my 29th birthday. Turns out the pub in Dartmouth was a little further so it ended up being 32 miles in total.
My brother ran with me on the last stretch from Totnes to Dartmouth which was really nice. We had a good rule which was walk the up hills, and run the flat and downs. I had never run further than a half marathon before this so I started really looking forward those hills just for a walk.
It took 5:32 hours in total, but wasn’t a race, just wanted to enjoy the trail and the outdoors.