Connecting people to the natural world




We are an education and conservation charity based on a stunning 550 acre estate adjoining a three mile stretch of the River Dart in South Devon.

Our desire is to connect people with nature and to promote mindfulness and wellbeing by delivering residential and non-residential courses, retreats, projects and events. 

Ways to Visit

There are lots of different ways to visit and experience our programme of activities. All of our open days, retreats, events, workshops and courses are listed in our What's On calendar. You can also use the top line navigation to explore all of our core activities.

Sharpham House from the River

Sharpham House from the River

"I see a place here today which has just the right balance of obvious care for the place without overdoing it. I love the atmosphere. It’s not overformal or over manicured. This is part of its deep beauty. There aren’t intrusive instructions or signage or “visitor services” on every corner, but it feels loved and I feel welcomed. Please keep this balance."

A place to reconnect


  • Spring to life is relaunched

  • 03/09/2014 10:54 am
  • Following a successful funding bid, the  Spring to Life  project, is being relaunched from 8 October. This innovative outdoor approach, run by the Sharpham Outdoors Project, aims to help young people, aged 16 – 25 years, who are experiencing mental distress, recover by encouraging them to participate in activities outdoors.

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  • On the trail of cheeses

  • 20/08/2014 11:23 am
  • With the help of the British Cheese Board, Clare Bourke looks at some of the county’s cheese producers including Sharpham and Ticklemore and discovers why this humble food will always be a firm favourite.

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  • New Sharpham Programme out now

  • 01/03/2013 3:35 pm
  • The new Autumn 2014 Events Programme covering Sept, Oct and Nov is now out. You can download it here or request a printed copy.

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Get in touch

If you would like to know more about the information on this page, please contact:

Tel: 01803 732708

Address: The Sharpham Trust, Sharpham House, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7UT