Teign Estuary Trail

Our Vision

The aim of this page is to keep local people informed on the progress of the long awaited pedestrian / cycle route between Newton Abbot and Teignmouth, also known as the Teign Estuary Trail (TET).

Progress has been slow of recent years (pre-2018) and news updates were becoming hard to come by. However the first sections of the route (proper) are now due to be completed just after Easter 2018 with all eyes then naturally focusing on the route onwards to Bishopsteignton.

From the other end of the route, progress continues to be made joining Dawlish to Teignmouth with this part of the route being mostly planned and ready-for-funding.

This page has been setup to help people keep up to date on what is happening and keep up the pressure!

An recent poll indicated that there is an overwhelming preference for the Passage House to Bishopsteignton section of the route to be made the priority & focus. This is understandable given the dangerous nature of the road along the extremely busy A381 Teignmouth Road.

You can also follow the Teign Estuary Campaign on our Facebook Page!

Recent Poll Results of over 200 people covering the local area

Teign Estuary Trail Strategic Route – courtesy Devon County Council

Teign Estuary – timings dependent on landowner negotiations and acquisition.

The route between Newton Abbot/Kingsteignton and Teignmouth can be broken down into broadly three sections.

  • Race Course to Passage House Inn – completed in Apr 2018.
  • Passage House Inn to Bishopsteignton will be primarily inland of the railway. Options have been submitted to the Planning Authority and the Environment Agency for a formal response. The preferred option will be submitted to the landowner with a view to negotiating land purchase.
  • Bishopsteignton to Teignmouth DCC is continuing to consult with the community and other partners to investigate links between Bishopsteignton and Teignmouth. This will undoubtably be the most complicated part of the route to deliver.
  • Teignmouth to Dawlish – the majority of this route is already planned and ready for funding in order to deliver.

A Vision of the Teign Estuary Trail…..(this is the Exe Estuary Trail!)