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West Devon Way

West Devon Way

West Devon Way

Devon County Council
The West Devon Way explores the western edge of Dartmoor along a 37 mile route running between Okehampton and the south-eastern edge of Plymouth at Hooe Lake. The walk is relatively easy, with only one or two gradients, and crosses a variety of terrain, including deep lanes, open moorland, riverside paths and abandoned railway tracks. Along its length, the route passes through a variety of historic settlements, including the attractive town of Tavistock, an ancient stannary (tin-mining) centre. South of Tavistock woodland and riverside paths lead east to Yelverton. South of Yelverton, the route meanders close to the River Meavy, through the 300m Shaugh Tunnel, and along the old Plymouth to Launceston railway line as it descends into Plymouth.

This guide describes the route in eight sections, each of which can easily be undertaken as a separate walk. For those not walking the full distance there are many intermediate points at which to catch a bus, including the start and finish of each section. The route descriptions have accompanying OS maps with the route clearly highlighted. Additional information is provided on the many places of interest along the route and a separate section gives listings of local facilities.

Pages 23 (2010) 148mm x 210mm


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