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Ivybridge

Devon


Slow Ways linking Ivybridge and Buckfastleigh, Halwell, Kingsbridge, Plymouth, Plymstock, Princetown, Totnes, Yelverton

England / Devon / Ivybridge

Ivybridge’s eight Slow Ways are 47% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 7/8
verified: 2/8
and surveyed: 0/8

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Slow Way Route To do
Ivybridge—Buckfastleigh
Ivybuc one Review me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 393m Descent 375m
Ivybridge—Halwell
Ivyhal one Pioneer me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 511m Descent 439m
Ivybridge—Kingsbridge
Ivykin one

Double check Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 424m Descent 481m
Ivybridge—Kingsbridge
Ivykin two Review me Distance 20km/13mi Ascent - Descent -
Ivybridge—Kingsbridge
Ivykin three Review me Distance 22km/13mi Ascent - Descent -
Ivybridge—Totnes
Ivytot one Survey me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 597m Descent 655m
Ivybridge—Totnes
Ivytot two Review me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent - Descent -
Plymouth—Ivybridge
Plyivy one

Review me Distance 20km/13mi Ascent 389m Descent 343m
Plymouth—Ivybridge
Plyivy two Review me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 406m Descent 359m
Plymouth—Ivybridge
Plyivy three Review me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent - Descent -
Plymouth—Ivybridge
Plyivy four Survey me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent - Descent -
Plymstock—Ivybridge
Plymivy one

Double check Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 254m Descent 221m
Plymstock—Ivybridge
Plymivy two Review me Distance 22km/13mi Ascent 497m Descent 464m
Plymstock—Ivybridge
Plymivy three Pioneer me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 452m Descent 419m
Princetown—Ivybridge
Priivy one Verify me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 611m Descent 253m
Princetown—Ivybridge
Priivy two Verify me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent - Descent -
Yelverton—Ivybridge
Yelivy one

Double check Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 635m Descent 506m
Yelverton—Ivybridge
Yelivy two Pioneer me Distance 22km/13mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

49% of Ivybridge’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

18/18

drawn

15/18

reviewed

0/18

surveyed

2/18

verified

10 people have contributed to Ivybridge’s Slow Ways

7 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Ivybridge

319km out of 378km have been walked and reviewed

482km of reviews have been shared in Ivybridge

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Variety of scenery including coast, farmland, river side paths, quiet lanes and pretty villages, to the town of Ivybridge....

Linda McCarthy

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No main road crossings and very good transport links from the rest of Devon...

Isobelle Belcher

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Yelverton—Ivybridge

panifex added Yelivy two, a new walk from Yelverton to Ivybridge

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It goes through the private lands of Blachford Estate with no public access. I'm going to post an alternative route, which is actually slightly shorter anyway....

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There are many steps at Mountbatten Point, There is a ferry crossing involved from the Quay at Plymouth to Mountbatten point....

Tim Ryan

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Plymouth—Ivybridge

Tim Ryan added Plyivy four, a new walk from Plymouth to Ivybridge

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This route avoids my most signficant issue with the otherwise excellent plyivy two - minimising the section along the A38....

panifex

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Plymouth—Ivybridge

panifex added Plyivy three, a new walk from Plymouth to Ivybridge

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Don't try to walk this route - the section where it crosses the A38 is simply not made for walkers and would be dangerous....

panifex

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The path down to the cycle path at the end of Ridge Park Road in Plympton is narrow and steep with a big drop to the left. I do wonder if this might be the better route anyway - it's more direct and the road is quiet. The final section is along the cycle path by the A38. While it is a segregated cycle path, it is right beside the very fast moving traffic and is quite unpleasant as a walker - not exactly unsafe (although it would be very re-assuring if there was a barrier between the path and the road)....

panifex

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A good varied route, much along footpaths but also uses mostly quiet country lanes. On the day I walked it in late October I found the path across the field to the north of Brixton at the minor road SX 55093 52495 down to the village clear but muddy. This takes you diagonally across a ploughed, seeded and very muddy field. There was also a footpath closure north of Yealmpton at SX 57133 52523 into the village at SX 57706 51874....

Tim Ryan

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It takes you on the RedLake Tramway which is a great hike, just be prepared for wet boots & plenty of wind!...

Steven Pinkham

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Steven Pinkham took this photo on Priivy one

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Steven Pinkham took this photo on Plyivy one

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Explore the Plympton Coastline on the first corner, the hill hides a lot of great features....

Steven Pinkham

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Ivybridge

Victor Abbott surveyed Ivybridge

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danravenellison took this photo on Ivytot two

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It's very similar to Ivytot One, but my local friend adapted it slightly so that the route uses some quieter lanes and it's a little shorter too. The right of way at Earlscombe Farm (between Ivybridge and Ugborough) is a few metres east of the farm buildings, which is slightly different to the path on the OS Map. I reckon everyone in Ivybridge and Totnes who like to walk should give this a go....

danravenellison

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Ivybridge—Totnes

danravenellison added Ivytot two, a new walk from Ivybridge to Totnes

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The right of way at Earlscombe Farm (between Ivybridge and Ugborough) is a few metres east of the farm buildings, which is slightly different to the route and OS Map, but not so different you can't find your way....

danravenellison

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danravenellison took this photo on Priivy two

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Loved walking this route - especially the views across South Devon and out to sea when coming off the moor....

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Princetown—Ivybridge

danravenellison added Priivy two, a new walk from Princetown to Ivybridge

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This route works, but it was very very wet in a few places when I tried to walk it. I've shared Priivy Two as a good alternative that is very similar, just a bit more dry....

danravenellison

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Some of the route is on an old railway and on solid tracks, but do come prepared for wet ground and indistinct paths....

danravenellison

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It follows footpaths, bridleways, unmetalled roads & quiet, leafy, country lanes, with pavement sections in towns & villages. There is one slightly tricky road crossing of the B3196 near Kittaford Cross but no walking along any busy roads. It then follows quiet lanes & footpaths to Ugborough. The route then follows a combination of quiet lanes & unmetalled roads to Harberton (which has a pub also) & then on to Totnes....

Helen C

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This is an alternative route for Ivykin one, which it largely follows but avoiding a section of main road leading out of Ivybridge & an access issue near Loddiswell. The route continues to follow the Erme-Plym Trail along a footpath, leading to unmetalled road, beside the river to Lower Keaton. After a short road section it follows cross-field footpaths (kept beautifully clear by the farmer) to Strode where it diverges from the E-P Trail. From Strode it follows part of NCN28 cycle route along quiet lanes for a short while then passes through Modbury. The route necessitates walking on a short section of main road but there is a slow speed limit through the village & a partial one-way system so it felt safe. From there it follows quiet, but quite steep in places, lanes to Combe Royal Farm then an unmetalled road to the top of Kingsbridge....

Helen C

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This is another alternative route for Ivykin one, which, like Ivykin two, it largely follows but avoiding a section of main road leading out of Ivybridge & an access issue near Loddiswell. It follows footpaths, bridleways, unmetalled roads & quiet lanes. The route continues to follow the Erme-Plym Trail along a footpath, leading to unmetalled road, beside the river to Lower Keaton. From Strode it follows part of NCN28 cycle route along quiet lanes for a short while then passes through Modbury. The route continues along cross-field footpaths to Babland Farm (cattle in last field) & rejoins NCN28 along quiet lanes. It then follows quiet, but quite steep in places, lanes to Combe Royal Farm then an unmetalled road to the top of Kingsbridge....

Helen C

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Ivybridge—Kingsbridge

Helen C added Ivykin three, a new walk from Ivybridge to Kingsbridge

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Ivybridge—Kingsbridge

Helen C added Ivykin two, a new walk from Ivybridge to Kingsbridge

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I currently wouldn’t recommend this route as there is a potential access issue at Loddiswell - fixed road closed signs on the road over Hatch Bridge, although the road was not physically blocked, cars were using it & there was no indication a traffic order. The route follows the Erne-Plym Trail as far as Strode. Having crossed the footbridge after Traine there is a prominent permissive waymark with the actual route (up steep field) not obviously marked at all. However, as above it wasn’t physically closed to traffic with two cars passing while I contemplated my move, so I decided to try it. If this is legally closed to all traffic (including pedestrians) then I can’t verify the route so waiting for clarification. The train station at Ivybridge is a little walk out of town to the start of the route but follows foot/cycle way & pavement....

Helen C

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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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Great varied route along green lanes and footpaths. Fabulous views towards the moors....

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By-passes local high street services at approx...

Trevor Smith

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Plymouth—Ivybridge

Trevor Smith added Plyivy two, a new walk from Plymouth to Ivybridge

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Ivybridge—Kingsbridge

peperkoekdame added Ivykin one, a new walk from Ivybridge to Kingsbridge

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Ivybridge—Buckfastleigh

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

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Ivybridge—Halwell

Slow Ways added Ivyhal one, a new walk from Ivybridge to Halwell

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Ivybridge—Totnes

Slow Ways added Ivytot one, a new walk from Ivybridge to Totnes

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Plymouth—Ivybridge

Slow Ways added Plyivy one, a new walk from Plymouth to Ivybridge

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Plymstock—Ivybridge

Slow Ways added Plymivy one, a new walk from Plymstock to Ivybridge

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Plymstock—Ivybridge

Slow Ways added Plymivy two, a new walk from Plymstock to Ivybridge

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Plymstock—Ivybridge

Slow Ways added Plymivy three, a new walk from Plymstock to Ivybridge

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Princetown—Ivybridge

Slow Ways added Priivy one, a new walk from Princetown to Ivybridge

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Yelverton—Ivybridge

Slow Ways added Yelivy one, a new walk from Yelverton to Ivybridge

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Ivybridge’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SX6370556115

Lat / Lon

50.38907° / -3.91869°

Easting / Northing

263,705E / 56,115N

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Facilities

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