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Ashburton

Devon


Slow Ways linking Ashburton and Bovey Tracey, Buckfastleigh, Ipplepen, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, Princetown, Widecombe in the Moor

England / Devon / Ashburton

Ashburton’s seven Slow Ways are 54% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 6/7
verified: 2/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Slow Way Route To do
Ashburton—Newton Abbot
Ashbnew one

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 221m Descent 288m
Ashburton—Bovey Tracey
Ashbov one Survey me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 371m Descent 335m
Ashburton—Ipplepen
Ashipp one Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 255m Descent 261m
Ashburton—Kingsteignton
Ashkin one Pioneer me Distance 15km/10mi Ascent 379m Descent 311m
Buckfastleigh—Ashburton
Bucash two Survey me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 130m Descent 100m
Princetown—Ashburton
Priash one Review me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 483m Descent 827m
Widecombe in the Moor—Ashburton
Widash one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 222m Descent 400m
Widecombe in the Moor—Ashburton
Widash two Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

53% of Ashburton’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

7/8

reviewed

0/8

surveyed

2/8

verified

5 people have contributed to Ashburton’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Ashburton

86km out of 101km have been walked and reviewed

121km of reviews have been shared in Ashburton

Latest Updates

Starting in Buckfastleigh you follow the town out on Station Road and up “Church Steps” I didn’t mind the steps and the hill afterwards was okay to climb. I would do this part of the path if it was dry, but on the way back from Ashburton we followed the B3380 road instead. This goes past Buckfastleigh Station and brings you around to Station Road, even though it was noisy it was pavement and non slippy....

Claire

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The route follows the Dartmoor Way High Moor link (DWHML) (technically the plotted route follows a bridleway but the DWHML is the walked route). At Hexworthy the route joins minor country lanes & past the Forest Inn. The route continues on minor lanes & footpaths to Dartmeet, where there is a café in the car park. The slow way follows the road but it’s not too busy (even in August) & for the most part you can walk on verge. Dropping down into the River Dart valley the way follows footpaths through fields & woodland & then on minor roads into Ashburton....

Helen C

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A good mix of lane working and footpaths....

Charles Hedley

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This route largely follows quiet moorland and country lanes with some public footpath sections at either end. The route starts on a public footpath through Widecombe churchyard then down across a field to join a quiet country lane. It is difficult to find a more direct route with less road walking but the lanes are quiet and scenic....

Helen C

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Widecombe in the Moor—Ashburton

Helen C added Widash two, a new walk from Widecombe in the Moor to Ashburton

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I can’t recommend this slowway due to an access issue - section through Welstor Cottage to Bowdley has no public access - otherwise would have been a good route. Have uploaded widash two as an alternative which uses most of this route but avoids issue....

Helen C

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From Owlacombe Cross it follows quiet country lanes with very little traffic. The route continues on quiet lanes past Ilsington - pub & community shop - cutting through Ilsington Wood on a footpath, then lanes & finally pavement sections into Bovey....

Helen C

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From Ipplepen to Broadhempston the route largely follows Bucipp two. Leaving Ipplepen the route is on pavement or wide village road (there is an option to instead follow a footpath through the churchyard (Bucipp two) and rejoin the slow way, but it does have a stile). The route follows an off-road footpath crossing the road and continuing as pavement & separate footpath to and across part of Orley Common - the footpath shown on OS mapping does not reflect what’s on the ground but the route is very clear. The route continues on quiet lanes to Torbryan then field footpaths to Broadhempston....

Helen C

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However, Chuley Road is very quiet and you then pick up a public footpath through woodland. Arriving in Buckfastleigh, if you want a more accessible and level route you could continue on the main road to avoid the steep mossy footpath (photo 15 looking back down the hill), although you would miss the old quarry (protected for bats) and lime kilns below....

Helen C

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I went from Bovey Tracey to Ashburton, and took a slightly different route for the first section....

LouRos

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So rather than left onto Dartbridge Road and along Station Road, before going up the steps - just turn right onto Dartbridge Road and pick up the route later....

LouRos

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2.5 miles from Ashburton, there is a lane and bridle path route from Crosspark to Wotton Cross that would make a good alternative route unless you wish to stop at the Rising Sun pub. Official route turns left after pub – this is very narrow (I would not have liked to come across any horses on the bridle path as too narrow to pass safely) and then became waterlogged with over the knee mud....

pav

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Ashburton

danravenellison surveyed Ashburton

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Buckfastleigh—Ashburton

josclout added Bucash two, a new walk from Buckfastleigh to Ashburton

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Widecombe in the Moor—Ashburton

[email protected] added Widash one, a new walk from Widecombe in the Moor to Ashburton

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Ashburton—Newton Abbot

Slow Ways added Ashbnew one, a new walk from Ashburton to Newton Abbot

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Ashburton—Bovey Tracey

Slow Ways added Ashbov one, a new walk from Ashburton to Bovey Tracey

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Ashburton—Ipplepen

Slow Ways added Ashipp one, a new walk from Ashburton to Ipplepen

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Ashburton—Kingsteignton

Slow Ways added Ashkin one, a new walk from Ashburton to Kingsteignton

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Princetown—Ashburton

Slow Ways added Priash one, a new walk from Princetown to Ashburton

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Ashburton’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SX7555669845

Lat / Lon

50.51512° / -3.75662°

Easting / Northing

275,556E / 69,845N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Ashburton's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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