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Moretonhampstead

Devon


Slow Ways linking Moretonhampstead and Bovey Tracey, Chagford, Chudleigh, Crediton, Exeter, Princetown, Widecombe in the Moor

England / Devon / Moretonhampstead

Moretonhampstead’s seven Slow Ways are 57% checked

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

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Moretonhampstead from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Chagford—Moretonhampstead
Chamor one Survey me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 198m Descent 206m
Moretonhampstead—Bovey Tracey
Morbov one Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 117m Descent 281m
Moretonhampstead—Chudleigh
Morchu one

Double check Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 543m Descent 414m
Moretonhampstead—Chudleigh
Morchu two Review me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent - Descent -
Moretonhampstead—Crediton
Morcre one

Double check Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 624m Descent 502m
Moretonhampstead—Crediton
Morcre two Review me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent - Descent -
Moretonhampstead—Exeter
Morexe one

Double check Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 1,088m Descent 925m
Moretonhampstead—Exeter
Morexe two

Review me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 769m Descent 930m
Moretonhampstead—Exeter
Morexe three Review me Distance 25km/16mi Ascent - Descent -
Moretonhampstead—Exeter
Morexe four Verify me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent - Descent -
Princetown—Moretonhampstead
Primor one Review me Distance 26km/16mi Ascent 566m Descent 782m
Widecombe in the Moor—Moretonhampstead
Widmor one Verify me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 343m Descent 389m

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Collective progress

54% of Moretonhampstead’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

12/12

drawn

12/12

reviewed

0/12

surveyed

2/12

verified

12 people have contributed to Moretonhampstead’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Moretonhampstead

234km out of 234km have been walked and reviewed

419km of reviews have been shared in Moretonhampstead

Latest Updates

This route is not walkable, unless you can walk on water - the route crosses rivers with no bridge, stepping stones or ford....

Jarrod

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This route is OK but the footpaths can be quite hard to follow as they aren't that clearly marked. A couple to the East of Dunsford require faith and to go along the side of fields rather than follow the marked ways. Not recommended after heavy rain or when visibility is bad because some of the paths near Longdown turn into very muddy rivers....

Slow Ways Darren

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This is generally a beautiful route, avoiding the main road where possible....

Andrew Davies

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From North Bovey it follows quiet country lanes and a lovely holloway. Choice of pubs and cafés at Widecombe (I can recommend the Rugglestone south of the village centre en route to Ashburton - it also has a camping field)....

Helen C

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For info, from the OS map it looks like there is access westwards from the footpath at Northwood to join an unmetalled road beside the river Teign (marked with green dots)....

Helen C

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There is a slightly easier permissive route signed which adds a switchback then follows a marginally less steep path at the edge of the wood, parallel to the official route which is available but directly up through the wood. The route continues on quiet lanes with a short hop across the B3344 at Crocombe Bridge then back on quiet roads then footpath. The slow way therefore continues southeast on a footpath to Chudleighwoods Farm then joins an unmetalled road heading back towards the river along a lovely holloway, before following a public footpath through woodland. There appears to be an unofficial path along the bottom of the wood but the slow way follows the marked public footpath....

Helen C

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Moretonhampstead—Chudleigh

Helen C added Morchu two, a new walk from Moretonhampstead to Chudleigh

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

Charles Hedley

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Would be 5* but for an essential 400 metres along the unpaved B3212 between Bughead cross and Thorns Cross....

Tim Ryan

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When I walked it, these roads were very quiet, and the walking was always safe and pleasant....

Tim Ryan

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I really wanted to help this route on its way to a snail but unfortunately I feel the section along the B3212 is just too dangerous for a published walkers' route. But don't get me wrong, much of this route is really beautiful using some lovely footpaths....

Bostal Boy

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Public transport links to Chagford are limited but there are more buses to/from M’hampstead, including a bus to/from Chagford twice a day. It also follows part of the Dartmoor Way at the M’hampstead end. A legal issue rather than access issue as such - there was a path available to go around the fenced off areas - but the official path follows a ridge line & would offer better views....

Helen C

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Moretonhampstead—Exeter

danravenellison added Morexe four, a new walk from Moretonhampstead to Exeter

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I agree with Tim....

danravenellison

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I've shared Morexe Four as a strong alternative that's great to walk, but has a pinch point on the B3212 under the A30 that some people will not feel comfortable walking....

danravenellison

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The footpath is overgrown here and it's necessary to walk down the road for 50 metres or so. The council should really cut back the vegetation and make this crossing safe as there is no other way (that I can see) to walk between Firs Park and Pocombe Hill or Exeter....

danravenellison

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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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Moretonhampstead—Exeter

Tim Ryan added Morexe three, a new walk from Moretonhampstead to Exeter

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This is an excellent route and really should be getting 5 stars....

Tim Ryan

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surrounded by beautiful moorland, with forest walking, disused mining railway trail and some road between Princetown and Two Bridges....

Tim Ryan

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I have to give it one star solely to post this review. the route should be removed....

Tim Ryan

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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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It's quite a climb from there up on to the moor at Heatree, but very quiet - with options to go on other lanes if you want....

chloebee

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Moretonhampstead

danravenellison surveyed Moretonhampstead

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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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I have not walked this route but looking at the route in the mapping software it crosses many fields with no rights of way and appears to cross the river Exe in Exeter where there is no bridge, I don't believe this route can be walked....

Tim

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Widecombe in the Moor—Moretonhampstead

Martin Hibbert added Widmor one, a new walk from Widecombe in the Moor to Moretonhampstead

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Chagford—Moretonhampstead

Slow Ways added Chamor one, a new walk from Chagford to Moretonhampstead

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Moretonhampstead—Bovey Tracey

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

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Moretonhampstead—Chudleigh

Slow Ways added Morchu one, a new walk from Moretonhampstead to Chudleigh

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Moretonhampstead—Crediton

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

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Moretonhampstead—Exeter

Slow Ways added Morexe one, a new walk from Moretonhampstead to Exeter

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Moretonhampstead—Exeter

Slow Ways added Morexe two, a new walk from Moretonhampstead to Exeter

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Princetown—Moretonhampstead

Slow Ways added Primor one, a new walk from Princetown to Moretonhampstead

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Moretonhampstead’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SX7536286082

Lat / Lon

50.66103° / -3.76480°

Easting / Northing

275,362E / 86,082N

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Facilities

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