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Slow Ways linking Crediton and Chagford, Exeter, Lapford, Moretonhampstead, North Tawton, Silverton, Tiverton, Witheridge

England / Devon / Crediton

Crediton’s eight Slow Ways are 69% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 8/8
verified: 5/8
and surveyed: 1/8

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Slow Way Route To do
Chagford—Crediton
Chagcre one

Double check Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 529m Descent 642m
Chagford—Crediton
Chagcre three Survey me Distance 27km/17mi Ascent 716m Descent 839m
Crediton—Exeter
Creexe one

Enjoy me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 285m Descent 325m
Crediton—Exeter
Creexe two Survey me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 408m Descent 378m
Crediton—Exeter
Creexe three Survey me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent - Descent -
Crediton—Silverton
Cresil one Survey me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 400m Descent 408m
Crediton—Tiverton
Cretiv one Review me Distance 27km/17mi Ascent 644m Descent 652m
Crediton—Tiverton
Cretiv two

Double check Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 847m Descent 850m
Crediton—Tiverton
Cretiv three Survey me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 849m Descent 852m
Crediton—Tiverton
Cretiv four Review me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent - Descent -
Lapford—Crediton
Lapcre one

Double check Distance 20km/13mi Ascent 537m Descent 480m
Lapford—Crediton
Lapcre two Verify me Distance 20km/13mi Ascent - Descent -
Lapford—Crediton
Lapcre three

Verify me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 483m Descent 425m
Moretonhampstead—Crediton
Morcre one

Double check Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 624m Descent 502m
Moretonhampstead—Crediton
Morcre two Review me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent - Descent -
North Tawton—Crediton
Norcre one Review me Distance 28km/17mi Ascent 591m Descent 652m
Witheridge—Crediton
Witcre one Survey me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 454m Descent 561m

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Collective progress

62% of Crediton’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

17/17

reviewed

1/17

surveyed

7/17

verified

14 people have contributed to Crediton’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Crediton

373km out of 373km have been walked and reviewed

838km of reviews have been shared in Crediton

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danravenellison took this photo on Creexe three

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It's by far the hilliest of the three routes - it's also got the best views and the least busy roads....

danravenellison

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QuercusXHispanica took this photo on Lapcre three

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Obviously, whether you get problems with cows in a particular field depends on whether there are cows in it at that time, and what sort of mood they are in. But I think it's better to skirt round the field using the road anyway, given that it's not a particularly busy road. If you were walking from Lapford to Crediton, it might be a nice place to stop for a drink to celebrate the fact that you are almost at the end (we were going the other way and had another ten miles to walk, so passed up on that)....

QuercusXHispanica

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After Newton St Cyres train station the footpath that comes off Lake Lane was overgrown and I was forced to push through the edge of a crop field....

DarkDreams

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Almost exclusively off roads, it’s peaceful and good walking. From Black Dog to Witheridge it’s also largely off road and uses old bridleways...

Richard Wetenhall

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After you cross the bridge, you walk back north-west and then turn north to walk up to Cheriton Bishop on lanes....

Richard Wetenhall

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Charles Hedley took this photo on Chagcre one

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Just one small issue is a small section of route below Castle Drogo is not really there anymore and has been fenced off. There is an easy diversion by just continuing on the path you are already on, although it does add a few hundred metres to the route (see picture attached)....

Charles Hedley

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This is really a lovely route between Chagford and Crediton, the highlight being the long stretch along the river Teign....

Charles Hedley

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In that the section between Exeter and Newton St Cyres is, once over Millers crossing, entirely on the west side of the Exe. Care is needed on the unpaved road between the village and the train station at Newton St Cyres....

Tim Ryan

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Crediton—Exeter

Tim Ryan added Creexe three, a new walk from Crediton to Exeter

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Very much a walk of two halves with the section from Moretonhampstead to Cheriton Bishop largely on footpaths and the section from Cheriton Bishop to Crediton largely on quiet country lanes....

Charles Hedley

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Moretonhampstead—Crediton

Charles Hedley added Morcre two, a new walk from Moretonhampstead to Crediton

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I walked the route in mid November after a couple of weeks rain so I was expecting mud, and I got it. The plotted route running east from Monkswylde takes you down a private drive to Middlecott Cottage. It joins the footpath though and is not obvious as a private route if walking from the east. East of Morchard Bishop, there was electric fence across a cross field footpath....

Helen C

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- Problem 2: the route uses the main road between Cheriton Bishop and the A30 crossing....

Charles Hedley

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Crediton—Tiverton

Tim Ryan added Cretiv four, a new walk from Crediton to Tiverton

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It is a good alternative for when the Exe Valley Way path between Tiverton and Bickleigh is in flood....

Tim Ryan

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The first half from Chagford, after a short section on pavement & quiet country lanes, follows the River Teign through the stunning gorge below Castle Drogo & through Fingle Woods. From Clifford Bridge the route follows quiet country lanes with very little traffic. Continuing from Cheriton Bishop the route crosses a bridge over the A30 then follows a bridleway along a lane then though fields. From then on the route follows very quiet country lanes through mid Devon countryside....

Helen C

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I walked this route in the Crediton - North Tawton direction at the beginning of October on a lovely sunny day....

Charles Hedley

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Lots of great view in all directions especially on the Two Moors Way section between Witheridge and Black Dog....

Charles Hedley

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The short section on the main road is the only issue with this route in my opinion....

Charles Hedley

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Overall a lovely walk with lovely views and even includes wallabies! The previous comments about the crossing of the A377 are accurate. This was an unpleasant 1 min of walking when I was there at rush hour....

Charles Hedley

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The Beer Engine in Newton St Cyres is a great option for a stop and the path along the Creedy a nice easy way to restart afterwards....

Emily Howells

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Emily Howells took this photo on Creexe two

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better than Creexe One which involves some road walking that I'd prefer to avoid. I'm not sure if there is currently a better way to walk between these places....

pilea

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The route starts with picturesque Shobrooke Park before heading across a mix of lanes and fields to Raddon Hill. After Raddon Hill the route winds down into Thorverton using more lanes and across pretty green fields. The route takes you past Exe Valley Farm shop - good breakfasts, lunches and coffees - before crossing the busy Exeter-Tiverton road and winding through quiet lanes into Silverton....

Sophie Skinner

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Sophie Skinner took this photo on Cresil one

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Plenty of possible pub stops along the route in Shoebrook, Thorverton and Silverton....

Charles Hedley

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Charles Hedley took this photo on Cresil one

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Chagford—Crediton

QuercusXHispanica added Chagcre three, a new walk from Chagford to Crediton

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In my opinion this is a great route with fantastic views of the Devon countryside and Dartmoor throughout. As said in the previous review, it is a fairly muddy route in the winter/early spring but the vast majority of this was not a problem with a good pair of walking boots....

Charles Hedley

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Charles Hedley took this photo on Lapcre two

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A lovely route through the beautiful mid Devon countryside with wonderful views, including both Exmoor and Dartmoor. It starts in open fields and then mostly follows tracks and very quiet lanes. It is easy to follow (the first section is part of the Two Moors Way) but is quite hilly and can be very muddy so would be a real challenge on wheels....

Susanna Bennett

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Lapford—Crediton

Tim Ryan added Lapcre three, a new walk from Lapford to Crediton

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Good places to refresh in Sandford and Morchard Bishop with shops and pubs in both....

Tim Ryan

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Olivia Lott surveyed Crediton

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Lapford—Crediton

danravenellison added Lapcre two, a new walk from Lapford to Crediton

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I'm going to upload Lapcre Two as an alternative which is true to this route's spirit, but corrects those problems and updates right of way issue too....

danravenellison

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This route is complex. Not because it's hard to navigate... but because on one hand it's a beautiful and enjoyable hike... but on the other, it was very wet and muddy when I walked it.. If it wasn't for being so wet and muddy it would be a superb Slow Way and be worth more stars. I'd love this to be a 4 star route.... but it was just SO muddy in places... and in a few places there was no choice but to walk through water.....

danravenellison

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danravenellison took this photo on Lapcre two

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For people who are in Exeter I recommend catching a train or bus to Crediton and walking home....

danravenellison

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danravenellison took this photo on Creexe two

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The route is pleasant and mostly on footpaths and minor Devon roads unpaved, but generally quiet....

Tim Ryan

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The route starts following pavements through Crediton before following a long stretch of footpaths and road walking alternating. None of the road walking segments were bad when I walked on a Sunday morning - fairly short and very quiet....

mtormey

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An option at Black Dog is to avoid walking along the road (unless going to the pub) and take the paths on the more direct line....

Tim Ryan

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Crediton—Exeter

Tim Ryan added Creexe two, a new walk from Crediton to Exeter

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Care needed on a very short section of busy road on the A377 near Half Moon Village, as the route crosses the road....

Tim Ryan

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A lovely, but hilly route. Mostly on paths....

Tim Ryan

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Glorious countryside and quite possibly the best way to get between Tiverton and Crediton. Misses out on a 5th star only because of a short section of undesirable road walking....

danravenellison

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danravenellison took this photo on Cretiv three

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Lovely route - but needs amending due to an access issue at Shobrooke Park....

Tim Ryan

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Crediton—Tiverton

Tim Ryan added Cretiv three, a new walk from Crediton to Tiverton

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A pleasant route....

Tim Ryan

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Crediton—Tiverton

Tim Ryan added Cretiv two, a new walk from Crediton to Tiverton

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One short section along the A3072 Bickleigh to Crediton Road has no pavement and little verge. It is however on a straight and relatively short section of road connecting 2 footpaths....

Tim Ryan

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danravenellison surveyed Creexe one

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The Beer Engine brewery and pub is half way along the route and was a welcome pit-stop during our hot walk. The route does not get 5 stars from me because, as other reviewers have noted, there's a couple of bits of road walking that are not ideal....

danravenellison

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danravenellison took this photo on Creexe one

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The only downside are two unsafe bits: along the A377 near Half Moon Village, and crossing the bridge between Exeter and Cowley, where there is no footpath and high traffic....

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I just wanted to flag that there's one very small section of this route that is on the A377, just before Half Moon Village (coming from Crediton towards Exeter). Although it's a very short part of the walk, the road is so busy and narrow and this part has poor visibility for crossing - it feels very unsafe, especially with children. Unfortunately there is no obvious alternative - it'd be great to solve this problem as this was part of a lovely circular walk we enjoyed during lockdown when there was much less traffic!...

Jemma

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Chagford—Crediton

Slow Ways added Chagcre one, a new walk from Chagford to Crediton

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Crediton—Exeter

Slow Ways added Creexe one, a new walk from Crediton to Exeter

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Crediton—Silverton

Slow Ways added Cresil one, a new walk from Crediton to Silverton

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Crediton—Tiverton

Slow Ways added Cretiv one, a new walk from Crediton to Tiverton

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Lapford—Crediton

Slow Ways added Lapcre one, a new walk from Lapford to Crediton

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Moretonhampstead—Crediton

Slow Ways added Morcre one, a new walk from Moretonhampstead to Crediton

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North Tawton—Crediton

Slow Ways added Norcre one, a new walk from North Tawton to Crediton

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Witheridge—Crediton

Slow Ways added Witcre one, a new walk from Witheridge to Crediton

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Crediton, Sat 24 February

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Crediton’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SS8343400226

Lat / Lon

50.78984° / -3.65513°

Easting / Northing

283,434E / 100,226N

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Bothy

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