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Slow Ways linking Newton Abbot and Ashburton, Ipplepen, Kingsteignton, Teignmouth, Torquay
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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Double check||Distance 13km/8mi||Ascent 221m||Descent 288m|
||Enjoy me||Distance 7km/4mi||Ascent 96m||Descent 152m|
||Enjoy me||Distance 3km/2mi||Ascent 19m||Descent 18m|
||Review me||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent 118m||Descent 119m|
||Review me||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Verify me||Distance 18km/11mi||Ascent 440m||Descent 445m|
79% of Newton Abbot’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
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61km out of 61km have been walked and reviewed
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Tony Leigh surveyed Newtei twoWalk this route
Tony Leigh added Newtei two, a new walk from Newton Abbot to TeignmouthWalk this route
2. The associated .gpx file for NewTei1 is very imprecise and may have misled another reviewer into taking an alternative and less appropriate track from Shaldon Bridge to Teignmouth Station. I have been at pains to ensure the NewTei2 .gpx is as accurate as possible and also included supplementary route guidance under Route Guidance Stages 1 & 3 below and photos.. a) Walk north for 70m up Courtenay Street and take the signposted path to the right of Sherborne House to encounter the River Lemon. d) From Town Quay follow the footpath signs and symbol slightly inland and through a path bordering an industrial estate. The path continues, well-surfaced and clearly signposted, and you will soon get a distant view of the A380 road bridge over the River Teign which is your next destination. Note: there are 2 cycle barriers on this stretch both of a design which allows a bike or pushchair to be lifted through. g) Various routes are possible but recommended is to take Teign Street (which becomes Bank Street) and turn left at Station Street to the A379 where there is a traffic island to assist crossing to the station and the Slow Way termination at madness.bandstand.stiff....
b) Keeping to the west (left) bank, follow the River Lemon along paths and minor roads, occasionally signposted Town Quay or displaying the Templer Way symbol, until reaching the B3195 (The Avenue). d) From Town Quay follow the footpath signs and symbol slightly inland and through a path bordering an industrial estate. The path continues, well-surfaced and clearly signposted, and you will soon get a distant view of the A380 road bridge over the River Teign which is your next destination. Note: there are 2 cycle barriers on this stretch both of a design which allows a bike or pushchair to be lifted through. c) After 350m turn left to the embankment path which will take you to Shaldon Bridge....
Pav surveyed Newtei oneWalk this route
Slow Ways route crosses Teign on A379 bridge and follows pathway alongside railway line on north bank of river into Teignmouth....
Easy footpath through Penninn Plantation and then route joins bridleway and the John Musgrave Heritage Trail is followed all the way through to the Cockington Estate on the edge of Torquay. Shops, pubs and cafes at Kingskerswell. Nice walk on footpaths, bridleways, country lanes and pavements....
This route snakes through the countryside largely following the John Musgrave Heritage Trail....
Pav surveyed Ippnew oneWalk this route
2.5 miles from Ashburton, there is a lane and bridle path route from Crosspark to Wotton Cross that would make a good alternative route unless you wish to stop at the Rising Sun pub. Official route turns left after pub – this is very narrow (I would not have liked to come across any horses on the bridle path as too narrow to pass safely) and then became waterlogged with over the knee mud....
Last third of walk across Ogwell Common with two stiles and steeply down through woods to River Lemon - muddy and slippery after rain, then along paths through park and town to walk end....
I was lucky to do the walk at low tide when access was okay, but it was not obvious to me if the route is accessible at all at high tide....
Walking towards Newton Abbot the last part is off-road with a good view and a woodland walk along the river before going into town....
Great to see that it's graded 1Y because of the hard surfaces and no significant obstacles on the route. An alternative could be created that is more direct, but I doubt it would be as enjoyable....
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Slow Ways surveyed Newkin oneWalk this route
danravenellison surveyed Newton AbbotView facilities
Flat route, much off-road cycle track with safe road crossings....
Had some difficulty finding my way onto the right path out of Newton Abbot as there are many paths through the parkland it traverses, and so walked slightly more than the distance....
merribob surveyed Newton AbbotView facilities
Signs posted along this section say that the race course reserve the right to close the path from 30 minutes before a race until 30 minutes after....
Slow Ways added Ashbnew one, a new walk from Ashburton to Newton AbbotWalk this route
Slow Ways added Ippnew one, a new walk from Ipplepen to Newton AbbotWalk this route
Slow Ways added Newkin one, a new walk from Newton Abbot to KingsteigntonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Newtei one, a new walk from Newton Abbot to TeignmouthWalk this route
Slow Ways added Newtor one, a new walk from Newton Abbot to TorquayWalk this route
Newton Abbot’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
50.53062° / -3.60967°
Easting / Northing
286,011E / 71,333N
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