The Teign Estuary Trail is a long-term aspiration of Devon County Council, forming part of the council’s Cycling and Multi-use Trail Strategy with work being undertaken to progress the design of various sections over recent years.

The first section of the Teign Estuary Trail between Town Quay, Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton was opened in March 2013. This section, while part of the future Teign Estuary route, is a valuable connection for local utility trips to work and other facilities in its own right.

More recently, the route eastwards linking Newton Abbot Racecourse to Passage House Inn opened in April 2018. This currently leaves a gap on the coastal walking and cycling route between Passage House Inn and Dawlish.

From Dawlish, the path already connects to the Exe Estuary Trail and provides a high-quality route via Exeter to Exmouth. 

We invite you to make a pilgrimage with Bishop John Coleridge Patteson on a circular – ‘Patteson’s Way’. The eight mile pilgrimage visits the main sites associated with Bishop John Coleridge Patteson – Feniton, Alfington, Ottery St Mary and Patteson’s Cross in East Devon, and can be walked in a day or in four stages.

Patteson’s Way it’s an invitation to wander and wonder, as you journey with the story of one man’s life and legacy as your companion; experiencing the same sites and views that were the background to his life.

And as you walk, and reflect, on the ground Patteson trod, the hope of each of us who are pilgrims, is to deepen our own spirituality; allowing the divine influence behind both the story and countryside to impact on us.

The Melanesian Mission UK is an Anglican mission agency that provides support to the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM), through Prayer, People and Giving. 

The Melanesian Mission UK 21 The Burlands, Feniton EX14 3UN

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Pupils at The King’s School, Ottery St Mary have proposed a new shared use cycleway which follows the old railway track starting at Feniton through to Ottery St Mary. This will eventually link up with a continuation through Tipton St John and onto Sidmouth.

If there is enough local support now there is a better chance of this happening than ever before. Ottery St Mary have a good record of council, school and community cooperation in making things happen. This has been demonstrated by the successful completion of the Coleridge (Sustrans Connect 2) Bridge, which was recently highlighted as a nationwide example of community led development. 

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This trail is a great way to explore the Wray Valley, following in the footsteps of the Victorians who built the Newton Abbot to Moretonhampstead railway in 1866.

The 11km, mainly traffic free, route links Bovey Tracey to Moretonhampstead. It follows the line of the old railway, which was closed to passengers in 1959, taking you through the National Trust Parke Estate and past the picturesque villlage of Lustleigh.

The trail has been several years in the making and has involved major works including 2 new bridges across the A382. Devon County Council has worked with local landowners and Dartmoor National Park to ensure the trail will benefit everyone. 

A walk through some of Lundy's History and Geology by Grant Sherman. Based on walks and talks that Grant gave during his 13 years of running the bar in the Marisco Tavern.

Lundy has been owed by the National Trust and run by the Landmark Trust since 1969. The island's ferry, MS Oldenburg, sails from Ilfracombe or Bideford three times a week from the end of March until the end of October. 

This newly constructed cycle trail offers an almost entirely traffic-free, wonderfully level route which forms part of the South Coast NCN No.2.

The trail takes you right around the Exe Estuary from Dawlish to Exmouth, passing through the pretty villages of Starcross, Topsham and Lympstone to name a few.  The estuary is of international importance for wintering waders and wildfowl, supporting 1000’s of birds.  RSPB reserves near Topsham and Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve offer some of the best opportunities to view wildlife along the estuary.

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This route from the Exe Estuary to the steeply wooded valleys on Exmoor follows, for the most part, quiet country lanes and footpaths along the Exe valley through Bickleigh, Tiverton and Bampton, Exebridge, Dulverton, Hawkridge and Withypool, then leaving the Exe Valley to reach Exford to which the Exe flows from its source at Exe Head. Mostly valley scenery, ranging from the broad estuary through pastoral landscapes and narrower, heavily-wooded valleys to open moorland landscapes.

An additional described section links Withypool to the source of the Exe to make a 'source to sea' route using the Two Moors Way (TMW), north, to Simonsbath, then following the TMW waymarkers for about another 3km/2miles high up on to the moor to Exe Head. Exe Head is the source of the River Exe, an area of marshy ground high up on Dure Down.

Keep healthy in Exeter by using walking and cycling. Get buses to find new walks when it is safe to do so. Exeter is full of relaxing or energetic walks.

  • Stroll by the River Exe and the Exeter Ship Canal
  • Train for a marathon by walking or running the Exeter Cosy Routes
  • Visit the green lungs of Exeter by walking Exeter's Green Circle
  • Look for wildlife on the River Exe Wild Walk
  • Go farther by cycling the Exe Estuary Trail or walking the Exe Valley Way and the Devonshire Heartland Way

Use this site to plan your walks, look at the Covid19 data on the Devon Dashboard, listen to the science and exercise your personal responsibility as well as our body and mind.

Visit Mid Devon The Devonshire Heartland Way is an inland route for walkers, which is approximately 45 miles in length. It mainly uses ancient footpaths and bridleways and, in some places, minor country roads. This walk can be made shorter and joined at any point along route. For the benefit of readability, we have broken the route down into three sections: Okehampton to North Tawton, North Tawton to Crediton, and Crediton to Stoke Canon. Waymarkers displaying the Spindle Berry Flower are found along the route.

Walkers can make the most of connections to the Tarka Trail long distance footpath at North Tawton, the Two Moors Way long distance footpath at Colebrooke, or the Tarka Railway Line at Yeoford, Newton St Cyres or Crediton.

Accommodation, attractions and eateries can be found at points all along the route including the simple and quite unique church of St Mary’s at Honeychurch, The Waie Inn, Down St Mary Vineyard, Shobrooke Park, The Duck at Yeoford and Crediton Parish Church as well as the many shops and eateries in the market towns of North Tawton and Crediton. 

Unlike the more traditional pilgrimage routes which focus on destination or a specific pathway, the Sacred Waters Way offers you a series of individual pilgrimages which guide you through the seasons. Each pilgrimage gives opportunities to pause and reflect on your own inner journey and your connectedness to the earth and her living waters. 

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