Connecting people to the natural world


Forthcoming Events

Mindfulness practice drop in eve

Thursday 24 April 2014

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Grand Opening of Sharpham Meadow

Saturday 26 April 2014

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Hatha Yoga April

Monday 28 April 2014

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Welcome to The Sharpham Trust!

We are an educational charity based along a three-mile stretch of the river Dart in South Devon. Through using the exceptional beauty of the Sharpham House and its historical landscape, we provide opportunities for transformation and change. We do this through a wide range of courses, events and activities that reconnect people to nature through experiential learning.

What we can offer you?

You'll find lots of exciting things to see and do on this website, including both indoor and outdoor activities. All of our open days, workshops and courses are listed in our events calendar on the left.

We also have courses for quiet, peaceful contemplation and reflection too. Take a look at our Barn Retreat programme, or our Mindfulness courses on our events calendar on the left.

If you are passionate about nature and the outdoors, find out here about the innovative Sharpham Outdoors Project and learn about the work they are doing in helping people to renew their bonds emotionally, physically and spiritually with nature.

Our lovely house and its surroundings make a wonderful place to hold a special ceremony. More details can be found on our Ceremonies pages. The house and grounds are also available to hire as a venue for events and courses, either on a day long basis or for residential groups.

For more information please phone 01803 732542 or see our events calendar on the left and make an online booking.

House and Bathing House

A place to reconnect


  • Parzival

  • 28/03/2014 3:07 pm
  • PARZIVAL is an exciting new outdoor theatre version of an ancient myth that follows the adventures of a young man into maturity via his quest for Holy Grail. This ambitious promenade performance piece  will take place across the Sharpham Estate this July and builds upon a joint Artist Residency carried out by leading English playwright Peter Oswald and the internationally acclaimed writer and story-teller Martin Shaw.

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  • Sponsors of Totnes Canoefest 2014

  • 05/03/2014 2:37 pm
  • The Trust is pleased to be one of this year's sponsors of the 2014 Totnes Canoefest. This popular community event takes place each year along the river Dart. Sponsored crews of 10 paddlers race Longbow canoes in full view of huge and enthusiastic crowds who line the banks of Longmarsh. This year's event is on Sunday 20 July and we will have our own estate paddling team so make a date to come down and cheer us on!

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  • New Sharpham Programme out now

  • 01/03/2013 3:35 pm
  • The new Spring 2014 Events Programme covering March, April and May is now out. You can download it here or request a printed copy.

    New! The pdf below now has clickable event links, making it even easier to find what you are looking for! Hover over an event heading with your mouse and just click to read more about that event.

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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