Landmatters Co-operative Permaculture Project
Telephone: 01803 712718
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Landmatters actively support the use of public transport and shared cars so please consider how you can travel to us in this way. There is a bus from Totnes (x64) to within 25mins walk of our community. If driving please offer lift shares if possible for the other people coming. Please also note we have limited available space on site for private vehicles – therefore it is important to let us know in advance if you are considering driving here.
Bus timetables for the x64 stagecoach from Totnes can be found at:
Buses leave Totnes from outside the train station and from near the Seven Stars Pub/Hotel
On Sundays – in the winter there is no Sunday bus service. In the summer there are limited Sunday buses from Totnes
Walking directions from bus stop below:
Our stop is not shown on the timetable, it’s the one before “Woodlands Theme Park”. When you get on the bus, ask for “Blackawton crossroads”, it’s about a 20 minute drive, ask the driver to let you know when it’s time to get off!
From there it’s a 25 minute walk: turn back on yourself and turn right between Pine Lodge and Dog grooming place, walk straight on, down the country lane then take your second right towards the hamlet of Allaleigh. Our neighbours like their peace & quiets, so please don’t be too noisy as you walk through the hamlet past all houses and down hill. At the bottom of the hill is a wooden gate on your left signed “Landmatters Co-operative Permaculture Project”. Walk up the track to the car park. At Welcome sign walk trough the wooden gate and up the hill. Communal Space right-ish up there. Welcome!
If you do come by car, please avoid driving through the hamlet of Allaleigh! From Totnes, take “A” road south towards Kingsbridge/ Dartmouth. Follow that road until after the village of Halwell. At BP garage, take a left towards Dartmouth. Follow the road for a 2.5 miles until, after some windy corners, you suddenly see some a building on your left (Hairdressers/ dog grooming parlour). Take a sharp left, turning in behind the house. Then take your first right, then your first (steep) left (Landmark: barn on left corner), follow the lane all the way down, at the bottom is a widening with a wooden gate on your right signed “Landmatters Co-operative Permaculture Project”. Either park inside the gate on the right (do not park outside and block lane opposite!) and walk up the track or drive up the bumpy (!) track to the car park. Please drive carefully on our track, take it slow and steady and avoid braking on the slope. It can be best to stick to the very far left or right of the track to avoid potholes. From car park walk left through the small gate at welcome sign. At the top of the hill you’ll find the village green and a space saying “Communal”. Welcome, you have arrived!
Cutting Carbon Emissions
In the top car park – we have a small donations box for parking – all monies raised from the box will go towards helping the project provide low carbon solutions.. All residents and long term volunteers pay £2.00 per journey as a “gate fee” into the box to help encourage car sharing and conscious journeys! If you feel able and willing any contributions are most gratefully received.
Please note it is very important that you DO NOT drive through Allaleigh village when driving to the community. Please follow link to get precise detour below. Many many thanks
Take the Kingsbridge Road out of Totnes (A381), before you reach the top of the hill take the left signed Tuckenhay / Ashprington / Cornworthy. This road bends sharp left just before the brow of the hill. Follow this for about 2 miles. At the crossroads turn right, signed Tuckenhay (this is now a 1 in 5 decent, If you want to avoid this carry on at crossroads and follow road round to right when you reach the village of Ashprington).
At the bottom of the hill go over humped-back bridge. This is Bow Bridge. (Nice pub here). Follow lane into Tuckenhay, passing The Maltsters pub. Follow lane up and out of village. Take the left bend towards Cornworthy (by a turning on your right signed to Washbourne). You carry on up the hill and take first on right. Stay on this for about 1 mile and take 1st right (signed Allaleigh). Follow this lane and take 1st right again (in reality straight on, unsigned, but with large barn on the corner). Landmatters’ gate is down here on right opposite a little
lay-by/ green lane. Hurray, you have arrived!
(and possibly bicycle – more scenic but above easier for riding)
At the bottom of Totnes High Street there is a mini roundabout. From here, with the High Street to your right and the river bridge to your left, you go straight ahead along The Plains. Where the road bends to the right (with a Job Centre on the corner) go left (it’s actually straight ahead but main road
bends to the right). Down here on your left is a pub called ‘The Steam Packet’. Just beyond here is a small lane on the right going up hill. Up here on the left is the entrance to the National Cycle network – route 2 cycle path – and this will take you all the way to Landmatters’ gate. So…follow this cycle path to the village of Ashprington. Then straight over the little roundabout and down the hill. Left at bottom, over humped-back bridge. This is Bow Bridge. (Nice pub here). Follow lane into Tuckenhay, passing The Maltsters pub. Follow lane up and out of village. Take the left bend towards Cornworthy (by a turning on your right signed to Washbourne). After a few metres there’s a lane to the right signed as a dead end. Here you have a choice. You can take the dead-end route which becomes a green lane and is a short-cut. It’s only a dead end for cars. It’s very beautiful and it goes up the valley, through the woods and brings you out on a little lane about 20 meters to the left of Landmatters’ gate (wooden gate with Landmatters sign). Although it’s a short cut, it’s not for everyone: you will probably have to push your bike as it gets steep and bumpy in places, and in one place it can get properly muddy (maybe impassable) after heavy rain. Please consider your bike and baggage before going this way.
The alternative is to stay on the country lane and ignore the “dead-end” route. It’s longer but smoother. You carry on up the hill and take first on right. Stay on this for about 1 mile and take 1st right (signed Allaleigh). Follow this lane and take 1st right again (in reality straight on, unsigned, but with large barn on the corner). Landmatters’ gate is down here on right opposite a little lay-by/ green lane. Hurray, you have arrived!