The Devon Coast to Coast is a composite route made up of the Two Moors Way from Ivybridge to Lynmouth and the Erme-Plym Trail, also marked on OS mapping, from the coast at Wembury to Ivybridge. This combined route was relaunched in 2016.

From Wembury Bay on Devon's south coast the Erme-Plym Trail provides a gentle introduction before the more demanding section across Dartmoor where the National Park is entered at Ivybridge. Exposed moorland leads to the highest point on this section over Hamel Down (532m). A lower-level alternative is offered to avoid the moorland section.

A pastoral section follows to Teigncombe from where the River Teign is followed to Castle Drogo. Exmoor National Park is reached at Tarr Steps and the River Barle is followed to Simonsbath. Another moorland section leads to Exe Head and along the Cheriton Ridge before the final descent to the sea at Lynmouth.

Although termed 'Devon's Coast to Coast' part of the Exmoor section is in Somerset.

Enjoy a picturesque walk to discover Teignmouth's interesting history.

The Teignmouth Heritage Trail was established by the Teignmouth Midsummer Folk Festival to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. The trail has boards at points of interest round the town for residents and visitors to read. This proved very popular.

There are Audio Guides using microdot technology available (deposit required).

The trail starts at the Museum. 

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Working with Plymotion and as part of Plymouth Love Parks, the team have put together a selection of walking routes taking you to parks and local greenspaces in different areas.

These maps are to help you follow safe, accessible routes from your neighbourhood to a selection of parks and greenspaces. There are so many you may not even know were there.

Below is a list of the areas we have currently mapped which you can download and use to explore and find a hidden gem in your neighburhood you haven't been to yet.

City Centre, Devonport, East End, Ernesettle, Greenbank, Ham & Pennycross, Mount Gould, North Prospect and Weston Mill, Stonehouse, Efford, Peverell


Explore Devon The Stover Trail is a traffic-free route which connects Newton Abbot to Bovey Tracey.  This flat, off-road family friendly route passes close to the beautiful Stover Country Park and will eventually extend towards Lustleigh and Moretonhampstead in Dartmoor National Park.  A new bridge across the busy A38 dual carriageway ensures a safe crossing. 

The Tarka Trail is a series of footpaths and cyclepaths (rail trails) around north Devon, England that follow the route taken by the fictional Tarka the Otter in the book of that name. It covers a total of 180 miles (290 km) in a figure-of-eight route, centred on Barnstaple.

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The 31-mile (50 km) section between Braunton and Meeth is car-free, level and mostly tarmacked, and is shared by pedestrians and cyclists, with horseriding also permitted on part of it. There is a guidebook available for this section. 

The Granite Way is an 11 mile multi-use trail running between Okehampton and Lydford along the north western edge of Dartmoor. It is mostly traffic free, largely following the course of the former Southern Region railway line. A journey along the Granite Way offers fantastic views of the granite landscape of Dartmoor, as well as a number of specific sites of geological interest. 

Drake’s Trail in West Devon is a 21-mile, multi-use route linking Tavistock with Plymouth. This important part of Devon’s recreational network runs along the western edge of Dartmoor with superb countryside, attractive scenery, and much historical and heritage interest along the way.

In addition to the main Drakes Trail route, there is a network of two other cycling routes (and four walking routes) linking nearby places that featured in Drake’s life, from his birthplace, to the house he owned at the time of his death, and following sections of the 18-mile Drake’s Leat to Plymouth Hoe, where he famously played bowls. 

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 is a lovely, peaceful cycle route, often along the towpath, beside a tranquil stretch of the Grand Western Canal. It meanders through beautiful mid-Devon countryside between Tiverton and the Somerset border.

Situated in a Country Park and Local Nature Reserve, the canal extends for just over 11 miles and provides a wonderful location for a cycle ride.

By starting at Tiverton Parkway, there is a circular route following the canal towpath to Tiverton and then the NCN3 on and off the towpath back to Tiverton Parkway.  The route can be amended to start in Tiverton or Willand, or extended to its northern end at Lowdswell Lock, near Holcombe Rogus.

The Grand Western Canal forms part of the West Country Way Cycle Route (NCN3) which runs from Bristol to Padstow in Cornwall. 

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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.

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