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The Cycle South Dartmoor project is currently in its initial phase. A proposed cycle & walk route has been identified to link Ashburton, Buckfastleigh and South Brent and the project group has raised funds to enable them to commission SUSTRANS, a UK sustainable transport charity, to undertake a Feasibility Study. SUSTRANS have visited the area, examined the proposed route and produced a Feasibility Study that identifies various options to deliver a safe cycle & walk route. Our ‘3 Dartmoor Towns Route’ will be part of a longer, more extensive National Cycle Network all the way to Plymouth!

Click on the image below to open an Adobe PDF of the Feasibility Study. We invite you to read through the report, and please let us know what you think using our Contact form.

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The project group has provided feedback to SUSTRANS and looks forward to the next steps to make a safe cycle & walk route reality.

You can view the suggestions and feedback made in response to the Study by Cycle South Dartmoor here. One of the main concerns was that we had originally requested that the route go all the way to South Dartmoor Academy and beyond to link up with other existing routes East. We eventually drew up this appendix to the main feasibility study

The project group wishes to thank the following organisations for donating monies toward the feasibility study and the continuation of the project to the next phase:

  • Ashburton & Buckfastleigh Hospital League of Friends
  • Buckfastleigh Town Council
  • Dartmoor National Park Authority
  • South Brent Parish Council
  • South Hams District Council