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Bovey Tracey

Devon


Slow Ways linking Bovey Tracey and Ashburton, Chudleigh, Kingsteignton, Moretonhampstead, Widecombe in the Moor

England / Devon / Bovey Tracey

Bovey Tracey’s five Slow Ways are 70% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 4/5
verified: 4/5
and surveyed: 1/5

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Walk to Bovey Tracey from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Ashburton—Bovey Tracey
Ashbov one Survey me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 371m Descent 335m
Bovey Tracey—Chudleigh
Bovchu one Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 138m Descent 176m
Bovey Tracey—Chudleigh
Bovchu two Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 175m Descent 142m
Bovey Tracey—Chudleigh
Bovchu three Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Bovey Tracey—Kingsteignton
Bovkin one Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 47m Descent 80m
Moretonhampstead—Bovey Tracey
Morbov one Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 117m Descent 281m
Widecombe in the Moor—Bovey Tracey
Widbov one Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 260m Descent 471m

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Collective progress

64% of Bovey Tracey’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

6/7

reviewed

1/7

surveyed

4/7

verified

9 people have contributed to Bovey Tracey’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Bovey Tracey

68km out of 81km have been walked and reviewed

158km of reviews have been shared in Bovey Tracey

Latest Updates

• Follow the Bovey and the Teign rivers for a little way. Follow the Templer Way to the A38 and use the bridge to cross which is the first climb!. Having crossed the bridge ignore the permissive path to the right and then come off the Templer way and follow the cycleway, emerging at the corner of a minor road. Turn Left (back on the Templer Way) and follow this to the Railway bridge at Leygreen (Ignore right turn at Venniford cottages, SX 856 751). Go under the bridge and turn left onto a narrow lane for 50 yards to turn left back signposted Stover Trail under the railway! Cross the bridge and follow the path left back along the Teign upstream until reaching a lane at New Bridge. Turn left onto a footpath on the left (SX 870 786) with great views over Chudleigh and which is a nice though steep (and possibly slippery) path through woods and fields down to Chudleigh At the bottom of the field hill take the left path, go through a brown kissing gate and on into Chudleigh...

Walker 37

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The only downside was the area of the nature reserve between Little Bovey Farm and Clay Lane which was very wet (walking boots required)....

Charles Hedley

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In this more direct Slow Ways route at Bovey Tracey you walk along Le Molay-Littry Way which is a flat pavemented path beside a road. In Bovchu three you see shops and businesses as you walk up a small slope through the top of Bovey Tracey along a quiet road (small pavement and a little section without) via Fore Street, East Street, Bradley Road and down a footpath that can be muddy along Drake Lane. I walked from Bovey Tracey to Chudleigh and enjoyed this Slow Ways route. Starting at Fore Street you head down the hill and walk along Le Molay-Littry Way which is a flat pavement alongside a somewhat noisy road. Between the farm and the Chudleigh Knighton Nature Reserve is where the flooded path was, but we managed to walk on the banks and the less flooded spots. Through a muddy gate and into Chudleigh Knighton Nature Reserve, we went to the left and wandered through the high shrubbery until the reserve flattens out and you can see the electricity pylons and the edge of the reserve....

Claire

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The route is muddy in parts and I experienced one flooded muddy road but that section of the route is short, I would suggest walking boots. Bovchu two is the same route except in Bovey Tracey you walk along Le Molay-Littry Way which is a pavemented path beside a road. Along Le Molay-Littry Way and crossing over the road you enter into a big field where there are cows, they were on the opposite side of the field and not bothered by us. Between the farm and the Chudleigh Knighton Nature Reserve is where the flooded path was, but we managed to walk on the banks and the less flooded spots. Through a muddy gate and into Chudleigh Knighton Nature Reserve, we went to the left and wandered through the high shrubbery until the reserve flattens out and you can see the electricity pylons and the edge of the reserve. A couple more stiles, gates and you enter a field where you can see Chudleigh Rocks, there were people climbing when we walked the route....

Claire

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A combination of footpaths and walking along quiet lanes and a bridleway (slightly flooded at the start when I walked it but a dry and firm, wide verge) brings you to another nature reserve Knighton Heath. The slow way soon picks up a footpath that takes you to Chudleigh Knighton, where there is a pub. The slow way then follows a footpaths from Chudleigh Knighton. From there the path heads north to rejoin the B3344 just outside of Chudleigh....

Helen C

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At Ventiford Basin you can either take the tarmac path or the uneven woodland path, both suitable routes depending on your interest/ need. Reaching Exeter Road the route crosses into a more densely green environment (in summer) with an uneven path, there is gravel in places and a couple of tree roots poking into the path. Depending on the wheel user, going down Exeter Road to Broadway Road could be an alternative route to avoid the uneven path as it is all tarmac, however on a road....

Claire

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

Charles Hedley

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It follows the Stover Trail out of Bovey Tracey, an off-road (small section quiet road) multi-use route which crosses the A38 by an impressive ramped bridge. After crossing the old Exeter road the route diverges from the multi use route & follows the Templer Way beside the canal....

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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The start and finish of the route have lots of amenities including shops, places to eat, places to stay and are on bus routes....

Zoe Partridge

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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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Beautiful ride along the Wray Valley Trail either end, with a short road section on very quiet lanes in the middle. Lovely all year round, but particularly in spring....

chloebee

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You need to climb/descend a hill to join/leave the path at Moretonhampstead. The middle section through Lustleigh is hilly is on the public highway (no pavement)....

Barbara and Roger

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After going out of Bovey Tracey follows an excellent and recently created tarmac path through to Teigngrace. After that the path is a bit rougher, but still a relatively good surface, and the walk finishes along the pavement in to Kingsteignton....

dstansby

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Bovey Tracey—Chudleigh

Fenifur added Bovchu three, a new walk from Bovey Tracey to Chudleigh

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Bovey Tracey—Chudleigh

David Sanderson added Bovchu two, a new walk from Bovey Tracey to Chudleigh

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Bovey Tracey

Justine Cole surveyed Bovey Tracey

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Widecombe in the Moor—Bovey Tracey

Martin Hibbert added Widbov one, a new walk from Widecombe in the Moor to Bovey Tracey

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Ashburton—Bovey Tracey

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

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Bovey Tracey—Chudleigh

Slow Ways added Bovchu one, a new walk from Bovey Tracey to Chudleigh

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Bovey Tracey—Kingsteignton

Slow Ways added Bovkin one, a new walk from Bovey Tracey to Kingsteignton

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Moretonhampstead—Bovey Tracey

Slow Ways added Morbov one, a new walk from Moretonhampstead to Bovey Tracey

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Bovey Tracey, Wed 19 June

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Bovey Tracey’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SX8154878455

Lat / Lon

50.59376° / -3.67488°

Easting / Northing

281,548E / 78,455N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Bovey Tracey'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

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