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Buckfastleigh

Devon


Slow Ways linking Buckfastleigh and Ashburton, Ipplepen, Ivybridge, Princetown, Totnes

England / Devon / Buckfastleigh

Buckfastleigh’s five Slow Ways are 60% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 4/5
verified: 2/5
and surveyed: 1/5

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Slow Way Route To do
Buckfastleigh—Ashburton
Bucash two Survey me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 130m Descent 100m
Buckfastleigh—Ipplepen
Bucipp one

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 410m Descent 386m
Buckfastleigh—Ipplepen
Bucipp two Review me Distance 14km/8mi Ascent - Descent -
Buckfastleigh—Totnes
Buctot one Pioneer me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 243m Descent 285m
Buckfastleigh—Totnes
Buctot two

Enjoy me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 345m Descent 306m
Buckfastleigh—Totnes
Buctot three Pioneer me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Ivybridge—Buckfastleigh
Ivybuc one Review me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 393m Descent 375m
Princetown—Buckfastleigh
Pribuc one Pioneer me Distance 20km/13mi Ascent 697m Descent 321m

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Collective progress

50% of Buckfastleigh’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

5/8

reviewed

1/8

surveyed

2/8

verified

7 people have contributed to Buckfastleigh’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Buckfastleigh

61km out of 105km have been walked and reviewed

105km of reviews have been shared in Buckfastleigh

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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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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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Buckfastleigh and Ipplepen have good public transport links, grocery shops, cafés and pubs, and there are several pubs en route. There was water running down the steeper paths and some large puddles, but still passable in walking boots. The Am Brook water meadow lived up to its name though, so I would recommend walking this route when conditions less likely to cause flooding. From Woolston Green the route follows a public footpath through Beara (pedestrian gap next to electric gate which probably shouldn’t be there - photo 8 - but well signed and easy to follow through yard- photo 9) then quiet lanes to Broadhempston - a good refreshment stop (can recommend the cake from the, extremely well-stocked, community shop! The route then follows public footpaths to Torbryan. A public footpath is then signed on the northern side of the road partway along....

Helen C

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Buckfastleigh—Ipplepen

Helen C added Bucipp two, a new walk from Buckfastleigh to Ipplepen

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I wasn’t sure how to rate this route as it is a good route on the whole, but it has to fail as a slow way due to an access issue east of Woolston Green, Landscove....

Helen C

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Buckfastleigh—Totnes

Helen C added Buctot three, a new walk from Buckfastleigh to Totnes

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From Buckfastleigh the route largely follows quiet country lanes. From Dartington Church, the route follows part of the National Cycle Network (NCN), an off-road multi-use path all the way to Totnes. In fact, I think it would be possible to avoid all stiles by continuing on the road from Water Lane End (not taking the first footpath) then pick up the multi-use path even sooner, from the Steiner school at Hood Manor....

Helen C

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Good rest stop towards end of walk in Dartington - option of community owned brewery at Dartington or pub just off main walk path. Time the walk right and you'll see the steam train along route, or even use it to get back to the start/end of the route....

Hannah

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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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We did alter the route near South Brent to go through Lady’s Wood and pick up Dartmoor Way as the road past Glazebrook is quite busy. Lots of great scenery. We did have a problem with a lane full of ankle deep slurry near Dean Prior but all In all loved this walk...

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andy_mackay surveyed Buctot two

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It seems like going 'down-river' makes this a much easier venture, although as the previous reviewer suggests, only part of the route is suitable for those with limited mobility. The rationale for 4 stars here is that the route could be better by avoiding the hill above Week, but this would need exploring to whether the Deer Park walk around Dartington and the North Hill open access paths could be made part of this route (and whether they link up to provide a walking route), or whether this would elongate the length of this route too much....

andy_mackay

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Buckfastleigh—Totnes

Alex B added Buctot two, a new walk from Buckfastleigh to Totnes

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As the settlements are very small, there are no pubs/cafes on the route between Dartington and Buckfastleigh, although there is a farm shop selling fresh meat towards the end of the route....

Alex B

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Buckfastleigh—Ashburton

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

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Buckfastleigh—Ipplepen

Hevver added Bucipp one, a new walk from Buckfastleigh to Ipplepen

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Buckfastleigh—Totnes

Slow Ways added Buctot one, a new walk from Buckfastleigh to Totnes

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Ivybridge—Buckfastleigh

Slow Ways added Ivybuc one, a new walk from Ivybridge to Buckfastleigh

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Princetown—Buckfastleigh

Slow Ways added Pribuc one, a new walk from Princetown to Buckfastleigh

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Buckfastleigh, Wed 28 February

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Buckfastleigh’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SX7443266183

Lat / Lon

50.48196° / -3.77124°

Easting / Northing

274,432E / 66,183N

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